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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018: January 18-25th

the right hand of GodJoin us for services during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January. The theme this year is: "Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power" - "Ta main droite, Seigneur, éclatante de puissance" (Exodus 15:6), put together by an ecumenical group of Churches in the Caribbean.

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special celebrations and prayer services. The event that touches off this special experience is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


View service dates, times, and venues.

Visit the World Council of Churches website, where you can find out more information and download the liturgy in various languages.


Alpha Course meets on Tuesdays in 2018

alphaalphaAn Alpha Course is an opportunity to meet and ask questions about faith... Join us for a series of discussion meetings near Sarlat on Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 30th.

From 18:00 - 20:20 on Tuesday evenings, from 30th January until 24th April.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Billing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 05 53 05 53 62 86 11.


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Ash Wednesday services: Feb 14th

Join us for Ash Wednesday services on February 14th, at various times and locations throughout the Chaplaincy: Bordeaux, Bertric Burée, Limeuil, and Monteton.

For more details, please visit the Services page.


Home Group meetings during Lent

pray fast giveSeveral home group meetings are proposed during the season of Lent.

Read more here.


Holy Week services: March 25th - 31st

holy weekPrepare for Easter during Holy Week by attending one of the services to be held throughout Aquitaine, at various times and locations throughout the Chaplaincy.

For more details, please visit the Services page.




2018 Chaplaincy and Chap-Aid AGMs - Saturday April 14th, Doudrac

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chap aidThe date of the forthcoming Chaplaincy AGM is scheduled to be held on Saturday April 14th, 2018, kindly hosted this year by Doudrac, in the Lot et Garonne.

Please note this date in your diary; all are encouraged to attend and take part in this special day gathering many from all over the Chaplaincy.

Local sectors are planning the dates of the local annual meetings to be held in the late winter/early spring. Please contact a local warden for more information.


Annual Bible Reading event: 'Les Voix de la Bible', May 2018

les voix de la bibleSave the date...The 4-day continuous Bible reading event will take place at the Périgueux cathedral from Tuesday 22nd May – Friday 25th May 2018. All are welcome to attend the opening and closing ceremonies, time TBA.

The 2018 theme is: "La bienveillance dans la Bible".

To sign up to read in either English or French, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about the event, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Chaplaincy 2018 Retreat at Belloc


The 2018 dates have been confirmed for the annual retreat at Belloc! Join us for a time of retreat and contemplation, 2 choices of dates are possible: Thursday 31st May/Friday June 1st - Sunday June 3rd.

Save this date in your diary! More information and reservation details to follow in early 2018.

As in previous years, we hope to have plenty of time for joyful fellowship, study and teaching, informal discussions, enjoying Belloc's surroundings, participating in communal worship, etc. Besides there will be music...noisy meals... silence for those who choose to be silent...Although we pray for a rich experience, we also aim for a light touch...
"It's easy to get to Belloc, the hard part is leaving". For more details, please phone Amy Owensmith: 06 07 04 07 77.

Women's Retreat: September 21st to 23rd

Save the date... Plans are underway for the annual Women's Retreat, which will take place from Friday September 21st to Sunday September 23rd, 2018.

The retreat will be held in Echourgnac (north-west of Bergerac), at the Abbaye de Notre Dame de Bonne Espérence. More details to come soon.

For moe information, please contact Rev'd Deacon Charlotte Sullivan on: 05 53 61 81 61, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For more information about the venue, click here to visit the monastery's website.


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Eymet Temple - Coffee and Prayer on Thursdays

Our joint initiative with the Eglise Protestante Unie continues with a time of prayer and coffee at the Temple in Eymet every Thursday from 14:00 – 15:00. Anyone is welcome for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or the whole hour.

Also, weekly Fresh Expressions worship services are held at the Temple every Sunday at 10:30am. We will look forward to seeing you there! For more details, please contact Julia and Allan Petchey on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please tell your friends in the Eymet area about this project. We pray for the Lord's work in this place.


Oak Hall Expeditions: Travel to Jerusalem 

oak hall expeditionsLinked with my ‘Home Church’ back in the UK is a Christian Holiday company, called Oak Hall expeditions which offers a range of holidays, all over the world, with a Christian message. But by far the most popular of the summer trips is the Bible Study Tours of Israel.

The help of volunteers helps make these trips as accessible as possible, and I am such a volunteer. Trips are divided between time in Jerusalem, where we will stay within short walking distance of the Old City, and Galilee, where we will stay on the shores of the lake; with an overnight stop in Bethlehem in between.

Activities include visiting Old and New Testament sites, a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, and swimming in the Dead Sea, and evening talks by the accompanying Speaker on a biblical subject (this year I believe my speaker will be doing a study on Mark’s Gospel). The Speaker will also lead us in morning prayers, which in Galilee will be on the edge of the lake as the sun rises; a truly amazing experience.

Please feel free to contact me for more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), I would be happy to give you more information. To read more, click here.

To learn more about Oak Hall expeditions, click here.

- Tony Thomas