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All are welcome to join us on Sunday 27th May at 10:30am for a service of Holy Communion, led by Rev'd Charlotte Sullivan (followed by a bring and share lunch).

Please note: there is limited parking in upper Limeuil, so our church runs a shuttle system on Sundays, throughout the year. Simply park your car at the bottom of the hill at the school (école), and one of our friendly drivers will shuttle you up the hill to the church, and back down to your car after the service.

 

Welcome to Saint Catherine's, Limeuil, at the top of the hill

st catherineThe Church of Saint Catherine and the village of Limeuil are just north of the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers, between Sarlat and Bergerac.

The church is located in upper Limeuil (Limeuil Haut), near the château, at the top of the hill. To get there by car, drive out of the village of Limeuil, in the direction of Le Bugue, and take the left hand turn indicated "Limeuil Haut". Turn right at the top of the hill, and then right again.

Our members are drawn from the east and central Dordogne. The congregation has been meeting since 1987 in Limeuil, formerly at the Chapelle St Martin, and for the last 14 years at the Church of Ste Catherine in Limeuil Haut.

Church of England forms of worship are used for all services, which are in English. Congregations of over 50 are usual throughout the year, growing into the 100s for major festivals.  We are lucky to have a choir director and a good-sized choir, which enhance the services at major festivals and Evensong each month.

Our normal pattern of services: services every Sunday

Prayer & Praise – every 1st Sunday at 10:30am

Holy Communion – every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday at 10:30am

Morning Worship – every 2nd Sunday at 10:30am

In addition, there is a service on the 3rd Thursday at 10:30am, usually BCP Holy Communion

 

Our fellowship/home groups

We hold Fellowship meetings at various locations at various times within our sector which present the perfect opportunity to meet to explore the works of the Bible, and also to get to know our fellow members over a friendly cup of coffee or maybe even a light meal. The groups are popular, lively, interesting and always welcoming to new members.

For details of meetings in the Bergerac area held on alternate Friday mornings contact Roger Cheale on 05 53 57 16 74 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Shire on 05 53 22 74 08 or, for meetings in the Limeuil area contact Rev'd Deacon Charlotte Sullivan on 05 53 61 81 61 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

B & S lunch

Our bring and share lunches

Join us on the 4th Sunday of each month for a 'Bring & Share' lunch following the service. All are welcome! Please just bring something very simple to eat and share plus plate, knife, fork – and don't forget a glass! For a very small donation of 2€ wine and bread are provided, and the excellent conversation comes free!

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Our charities in 2018-2019

For this year, these are Mercy Ships and Life for a Child.

 

Our Local Wardens

If you would like more information about our church, please contact:

Gill Sweetman, 05 53 73 13 59, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathryn Carr, 05 53 22 56 64, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Who to Contact

Our Local Wardens

Gill Sweetman

05 53 73 13 59

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Kathryn Carr

05 53 22 56 64

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Services

 Forthcoming Services

Please note: there is limited parking in upper Limeuil, so our church runs a shuttle system on Sundays, throughout the year. Simply park your car at the bottom of the hill at the school (école), and one of our friendly drivers will shuttle you up the hill to the church, and back down to your car after the service.

Sunday 27 May - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Charlotte Sullivan (followed by a bring and share lunch)

Sunday 03 June - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Louise Courtney

Sunday 10 June - 10:30 Holy Communion, Ven. Chris Sims

Sunday 17 June - 10:30 Morning Worship, Roger Cheale

Wednesday 20 June - 16:00 Evensong with the University of Exeter Choir, David Albrecht

Thursday 21 June - 10:30 BCP Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 24 June - 10:30 Holy Communion, Ven. Chris Sims (followed by a bring and share lunch)

Sunday 01 July - 10:30 Prayer & Praise

Sunday 08 July - 10:30 Holy Communion, Gerald Rootham

Sunday 15 July - 10:30 Morning Worship

Thurs 19 July - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 22 July - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

Sunday 30 July - 10:30 Special Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

 

Jazz evening - Wed 4th July, 19:00 - Le Bugue

jazz nightCome and listen to some marvelous jazz music and enjoy a great social evening in aid of the Chaplaincy. It promises to be a great event!

The Phoenix Jazz Band features Mel on Clarinet, Phil on Trombone, Eddy on Bass, Henri on guitar, Patrick on the drums, Roger on Banjo, Bram on Trumpet.

The band has been asked to play in this year's 'Jazz Pourpre' festival in Bergerac, and are also playing at Villereal Jazz Festival this year (21st July 2018).

Tickets available for only 22 €, including supper.

For tickets or more information, please contact Amy Owensmith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06 07 04 07 77.

 

Lending Library

 We have a lending library featuring books of a religous nature, located in the tea room. The library is free to all, so simply choose a book, and bring it back when you've finished reading it. Jeff Botger manages the library, please contact him if you wish to donate any books: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All welcome to join us for Bring and Share lunch - 4th Sunday of the month 

bring and shareA monthly “Bring and Share” lunch is held on the 4th Sunday of each month. Everyone is invited to come and to be a part of this always enjoyable occasion to share some simple food and stimulating conversation. If you can manage to bring along some simple dish that can be shared between friends that’s fine, but if not come along anyway. There’s always more than enough food to go round. It really doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, in fact, the simpler the better. Bread and wine is provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Sunny and joyous Christian Unity service and shared lunch

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Wonderful Christmas Carol service!

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limeuil raffle

Harvest Festival: Picnic, Pétanque, and Summer Raffle!

After the Harvest Festival Holy Communion service on the 24th September, members of the congregation including Rev’d Tony Lomas met below the bridge in Limeuil for a picnic and a game of pétanque. The games were fairly informal and those who got involved had lots of fun, with the more experienced hands showing the less experienced some amazing shots.

Before the pétanque game started, we drew the tickets for the summer raffle. Members of the Limeuil congregation had been busy selling tickets for the very generous prizes on offer all summer. First prize of the hamper went to Phil and Kathryn Carr who were overjoyed as they admitted that they usually have no luck in raffle draws so this was a pleasant surprise.

 

Blessed baptism service

Many of us were looking forward to this event, as it is always a lovely time to welcome new arrivals and this time it was a beautiful baby boy. Rev'd Deacon Charlotte Sullivan led the service and we welcomed the choir who sang some lovely songs including “Look to the world” to make this a really special service.

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songs of praise

Uplifting Songs of Praise

On Sunday August 20th Roger Cheale led a wonderful Songs of Praise service. Before the service he approached members of the congregation to ask them for their favourite hymns. This led to an interesting mixture of old and new, with explanations of why the hymns had special significance.

Everyone was in full voice and enjoyed the variety of hymns. The photo speaks for itself: with hands and hearts uplifted in worship to our God, we respond, "Here I am, Lord..."

 

Blessings and Treats at the July Pet Service

blessing of petsOur service on 30th July saw 8 dogs in person and 4 photographs of cats (plus the promise of a spider next year!) come to Limeuil for the annual Blessing of the Animals service. We began outside where Rev’d Deacon Charlotte Sullivan blessed each animal in turn – not sure if they enjoyed the blessing most or the treat she gave them afterwards! We then moved into the church where we sang creature related hymns, listened to Bible passages about God’s creation and heard a great talk from Charlotte entitled ‘Do animals have souls?’  Interesting to learn that the monks in the 4th century voted  ‘No’ – but also agreed by only one vote that women had souls! And all the pets were so well behaved – thank you to their owners for such good training.

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Jazz evening in Berbiguières

jazz nightOn the evening of 12th July, about 80 people arrived at the salle des fêtes in Berbiguières to enjoy some seriously good jazz music, thanks to the Phoenix Jazz Band. The seven piece band which featured Mel on Clarinet, Phil on Trombone, Eddy on Bass, Henri on guitar, Patrick on the drums, Roger on Banjo, Bram on trumpet and vocals entertained the crowd throughout the evening with many firm favourites which even got a few dancing on the outside terrace.

A sumptuous three-course dinner was prepared with the help of members of the church committee under the direction of Jill Little. This was delicious, particularly the pulled pork!

Many thanks go to all the organisers and helpers who made this event so successful and which raised a princely sum of 710 € for Chaplaincy funds.

 

 

 

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Prayer & Home Groups

Thy Kingdom Come: May 10th - 20th

thy kingdom comeThy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:

People will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family.

People will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Here at Ste Catherine's church, a time of prayer and music is planned to take place each day. Let’s meet together to pray and consider what God is calling us to do in our community.

We are considering continuing with monthly prayer times, so watch this space for more information.

To learn more about this prayer movement, visit the website here.

View the music video produced by Pete James for this year's event.

'I cannot remember in my life anything that I've been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.' - Archbishop Justin Welby

For more information, please contact Amy Owensmith: 06 07 04 07 77, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fellowship groups meet on Friday mornings

The Friday fellowship group meets fortnightly at various locations in the Limeuil area.

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

Details of the Bergerac area meetings, also held on alternate Friday mornings, can be found by contacting Roger Cheale on 05 53 57 16 74 or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Shire on 05 53 22 74 08 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Future Events

Jazz evening - Wed 4th July, 19:00 - Le Bugue

jazz nightCome and listen to some marvelous jazz music and enjoy a great social evening in aid of the Chaplaincy. It promises to be a great event!

The Phoenix Jazz Band features Mel on Clarinet, Phil on Trombone, Eddy on Bass, Henri on guitar, Patrick on the drums, Roger on Banjo, Bram on Trumpet.

The band has been asked to play in this year's 'Jazz Pourpre' festival in Bergerac, and are also playing at Villereal Jazz Festival this year (21st July 2018).

Tickets available for only 22 €, including supper.

For tickets or more information, please contact Amy Owensmith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06 07 04 07 77.

 

New Ladies Group: Tues 13th March, 15:00

face careThe next Ladies Group meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th March at 3pm for tea and cake, chez Terez Tomasset in Upper Limeuil, near the church.Terez will have her range of LR skin products for us to try which should be interesting, as all her products are aloe vera based and come highly recommended.Parking should be available near her house if you use the back road to Limeuil from Le Bugue.

If you are interested in joining us, and for directions, please contact either Kathryn Carr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Lynn Ralph (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Fellowship groups meet on Friday mornings

The Friday fellowship group meets fortnightly at various locations in the Limeuil area.

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

Details of the Bergerac area meetings, also held on alternate Friday mornings, can be found by contacting Roger Cheale on 05 53 57 16 74 or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Shire on 05 53 22 74 08 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Invite your friends and their children to Messy Church - next date TBA

messy church

What is “Messy Church” ?

Messy Church ....is all age. It’s for adults and children to enjoy together - every element of it should be relevant and accessible to all ages. There is a time of creativity,.... crafts and games using hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, which reflect a God of creativity and give children and families the chance to play together.

There is a time of celebration, including music, prayer and a short address. There is a time of hospitality which is expressed by eating together, enjoying a time to eat cake and chat.

  • Messy Church is:
  • a way of being church for families involving fun
  • found across the world
  • values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Messy Church is not a craft club, it is church, a church which reflects a God of unconditional love and helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour in a relaxed, new and unique way. It is a church for people outside church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe space in which to thrive.

For more information, please contact Charlotte:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 05 53 61 81 61

 

 

"Come Dine with me"...

Why not think about hosting a "Come Dine with me" evening, to raise money for one of our charities. Please speak to anyone on the Committee if you might be interested in either hosting or attending an event.

 

 

 

The Church of Ste Catherine and the village of Limeuil are just north of the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers, between Sarlat and Bergerac. The church is located in upper Limeuil (Limeuil Haut), near the château.

 

Our membersare drawn from the east and central Dordogne. The congregation has been meeting since 1987 in Limeuil, formally at the Chapelle St Martin, but for the last 14 years at the Church of Ste Catherine in Limeuil Haut.

 

Church of England forms of worship are used for all services.  Congregations of over 50 are usual throughout the year, growing into the 100s for major festivals.  We are lucky to have a choir director and a good-sized choir, which enhance the services at major festivals and Evensong each month.