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All are welcome to join us on Thurs 15th Nov at 10:30am for a service of BCP Holy Communion led by Rev'd Louise Courtney, and on Sunday 18th November at 10:30am for a service of Morning Worship led by Roger Cheale.

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 3rd 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 Kathryn Carr, 05 53 22 56 64, 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.

 

 

 

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.

Thursday 15 November - 10:30 BCP Holy Communion, Rev'd Louise Courtney

Sunday 18 November - 10:30 Morning Worship, Roger Cheale

Sunday 25 November - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Louise Courtney

Sunday 02 December - 10:30 Prayer & Praise, Anne Penfold

Wednesday 05 December - 15:00 The Gift, Advent Concert

Sunday 09 December - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Barrie Green

Sunday 16 December - 10:30 Morning Worship, Sheila Campbell

Wednesday 19 December - 17:00 Christmas Carol Service, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Thursday 20 December - 10:30 BCP Holy Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

Sunday 23 December - 10:30 Morning Worship, Anne Penfold

Monday 24 December - 22:30 Christmas Eve Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Tuesday 25 December - 10:30 Christmas Morning Worship Praise, David Albrecht

Sunday 30 December - 10:30 Special Holy Communion, Rev'd Robin Nash

 

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. To donate any books, please contact Kathryn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64)

 

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

Thanksgiving and Harvest Festival

Tony led our Harvest Festival celebration service on the 14th October. The church was decorated with fresh produce in front of the altar and our Ste. Catherine’s singers joined us to sing out some of the traditional harvest hymns we know of old. Everyone made a very generous contribution of dried goods for Resto du Coeur as well which is to be delivered to the centres at Le Bugue and Lalinde. At our bring and share lunch afterwards the summer raffle was drawn and the lucky winner received the hamper stuffed with lots of goodies.

Gift of Thanks

A gift of a pot of various indoor and outdoor plants was made to Alan and Doreen Chapman for their longstanding work in pastoral care and as part of the welcome team. Having resigned their position several weeks ago after various bouts of ill-health the church wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for all their hard work.

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Uplifting and joyful Pet Service

On August 5th, we gathered to give thanks for the gift of creation, and ask for blessings on our pets. The music was very uplifting: 'All creatures of our God and King', 'Who put the colours in the rainbow?', 'All things bright and beautiful', and a very lively 'All God's creatures got a place in the choir'. Many thanks to David Albrecht for leading us in our worship.

And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind." (Genesis 1:24)

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Festive and Fun 4th of July Jazz in Le Bugue

Despite the storm raging, electricity in Le Bugue carried on and we were able to enjoy a fantastic evening of music with the Phoenix Jazz Band, with an 'Independence Day' theme. Many thanks to all who helped make this such a memorable soirée.

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Sunny and joyous Christian Unity service and shared lunch

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Wonderful Christmas Carol service!

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Prayer & Home Groups

The Grace Course: meetings on Tuesday afternoons

grace courseJoin us for a fellowship meeting on the 10th of October (a Wednesday) at 4pm at the cottage next to the church in Limeuil. This will be followed by another two weeks later on the 23rd. Please could you confirm by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64) if you intend to come.

If you don't first know God's love for you in your heart - not just your head - it's impossible for your life to be motivated by love for Him. Instead you are likely to end up motivated more by guilt or shame or fear or pride. You may be doing all the "right" things, believing all the right things and saying all the right things but there will be precious little fruit and you won't experience the true rest that Jesus promised.

The Grace Course is a tool for churches to help Christians recover their first love for God so that they go on to love others and make a great impact on the world. Its objective is to enable Christians to experience God's grace in such a deep and real way that love for Him becomes the main motivator in their lives. It teaches the wonderful truths of grace but has an emphasis on helping people experience that grace. There are practical exercises, times of listening to God and a gentle ministry component, The Steps To Experiencing God's Grace.

Here's what participants on The Grace Course have to say:

“For the first time in the decades that I’ve been a Christian, I’m suddenly ‘getting’ grace – it is amazing and it is shocking!” , "Each week God has clearly spoken into my situation.", "Wonderful revelation on grace", "Very exciting. I have heard again the truth of God's love for me and have been able to identify misconceptions and false beliefs.", “It’s been so refreshing to enjoy, receive and delight in the truth of God’s Word!”, “I realized that it’s not about performance – He just wants my heart.”, “The burdens went. I feel so light now.”, "I really loved it", “The Grace Course has introduced Christ back into my life.”, “It brings out truths that have been hidden to so much of the Church for so long.”

Join us for the first fellowship meeting on the 11th September at 4pm at the cottage next to the church in Limeuil. This will be followed by another two weeks later on the 25th. Please could you confirm by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64) if you intend to come.

 

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, and is currently taking a break until September.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Carr, 05 53 22 56 64, 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.

 

 

 

Events

Lunchtime concert in Limeuil : 'Sea, Mist, and Dreams' - Fri 19th Oct

sea mistLimeuil sings on a “ Sea, Mist and Dreams” theme... A fund raising concert at Ste Catherine’s church on Friday 19th October, aims to entertain you before you enjoy a bring-and-share lunch. A wide range of songs and instrumental music from those familiar faces from church will entertain you and make you smile. Not forgetting some poems and prose to set the scene. Songs like ‘Water of Tyne’, ‘I dreamed a dream’ and ‘I had a dream’.

Amusing poetry and a piano duet will keep you guessing as to what comes next. We hope to raise some much needed €€’s for the church, so please come and bring a friend. Put it your diary now, 19th October at 12 noon. Ste Catherine’s church, Limeuil. Please come and support us. For more information ring Phil on 05 53 22 56 64 or 07 69 24 66 23.

 

Ladies Group meeting: next date TBC

We have decided to change our meetings to a more informal coffee and cake style meeting which will meet at 11am one morning at Kathryn Carr's home in Sainte Alvère. The next date will be announced soon, usually the first week of every month. The idea is that this is an open house and there is no need to book, just come along and have a chat.

Please share this invitation with anyone who might be interested as it is open to all!

For directions or more information, please contact Kathryn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64)

 

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.

 

 

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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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.