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Chancelade & Négrondes


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Delighted to welcome you to our church services

adventSunday 5th Dec, 10:30 Négrondes, Family Service, Patrick Sturges

Saturday 11th Dec, 16:00 Chancelade, Christmas Carol Service

Sunday 12th Dec, 10:30 Négrondes, Holy Communion, Rev'd Brian Davies

Wed 15th Dec, 10:30, 10:30 Chancelade, Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Friday 17th Dec, 18:00, Négrondes, Christmas Carol service

Sunday 26th Dec, 10:30 Négrondes, Special Christmas Service, Chris Benson

Sunday 2nd January, 10:30 Négrondes, Family Service, Patrick Sturges

Sunday 9th January, 10:30 Négrondes, Holy Communion, Rev'd Brian Davies

Sunday 16th January, 10:30, 10:30 Chancelade, Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 23rd January, 10:30 Négrondes, Family Service, Chris Benson


Please note: during all services, social distancing guidelines and health/safety precautions will be in place (such as hand gel available, one-way system in the church, wearing of masks, strict cleaning, no refreshments, etc.)

Join us for a Home Group meeting (now on zoom)

We also meet for 'Home Group' studies in various locations:Sorges, St Jory les Bloux, and others.

All are welcome to join, after studying 'The Five Marks of Mission' (to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom, to nurture new believers, etc.) we are currently studying The Lord's Prayer.

Please contact Patrick Sturges for details: 05 53 35 48 09 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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'Church Online' continues with weekly worship services online

Please click here to visit Church Online, an online space to keep us connected during this time, sharing worship liturgy resources, videos, prayers, and a blog.




Chapelle St Jean

Worship Services are held in two churches:

The Chapelle Saint Jean in Chancelade is located six kilometers to the west of Perigueux. Chancelade was the historic capital of the Dordogne and its abbey was founded in the early 12th Century. The Chapelle St Jean was the first building to be erected to provide those working on the Abbey with a place of worship.


The Church in Négrondes is located between Thiviers and Perigueux on the N21 north of Perigueux and Sorges. Services were previously held in the village church of Sorges.


Our Members are drawn from the north-east, north, and central Dordogne.


Church of England forms of worship are used for all services. Holy Communion is celebrated every third Sunday at Chancelade at 10:30 am. A Family Service is held every second Sunday in the church of Négrondes at 10:30 am, and a Holy Communion service is held every fourth Sunday at Négrondes at 10:30 am. Please see the Services page for more details.


Contact Information

Chris Benson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Sturges on 05 53 35 48 09 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click here for the Chancelade & Négrondes "Previous News" page



'Simply Sewing' - come along and sew with us!

Join us for a meeting of the 'Simply Sewing' group is held on Tuesdays chez Elizabeth Brook in Saint Jory las Bloux, NE of Périgueux (24160). Do come along, everyone has something to contribute and it all helps us to grow in understanding of our faith and each other; it is a time spent together of great value.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth on 05 53 52 50 91 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Sunday School

Sunday School can be provided during our Family Service on the fourth Sunday of each month. Children are invited to go to the activity table at the back of the church during the sermon. There, they are encouraged to discover more about our great big God! The children are more confident to leave their parents, knowing they are still close by, rather than taking them to a separate room. We look forward to welcoming your children soon. You are welcome to contact Alexandra Billing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the abilities of your children so that appropriate activities maybe planned to suit their individual needs.

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House Group Meetings

Our Home Group has been looking at the gifts of the spirit , What are they?  How do we get them ?  Do we have them? Do we use them ?  A huge lot of questions and a few gifts to look at.  Wisdom was first up and during our last meeting we were drawn to Proverbs ,so now we are reading through those to see what insights we can find there. 

If you have never been to a home group  give it a try . You don’t need to be a bible scholar,  just to want to be part of a group of folks seeking to know a bit more about living a christian life , living for Jesus. How best to understand what it is that our Father wants us to be and to do, how best to practice what we believe.  Humans all fail at somethings and as a christian  family we can support and encourage one another along that narrow path.

We do hope you will be inspired to join us, for more information please phone Patrick Sturges on 05 53 35 48 09 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About us...

At the Chancelade and Négrondes churches, we are a bit like a box of chocolates. Some dark and bitter, some creamy and milky and a few white and very sweet. Likewise our churches are varied - soft, hard, crunchy and creamy. A wonderful mixture! - lets's all keep it that way, and join together to exchange our different ways of doing and seeing things. This will enrich our lives and especially our worship.


Contributions to the website 

Frances Pengelly and Elizabeth Brook are responsible for all local communications and web site entries for the Congregations at Chancelade and Négrondes. So please submit all material and all updates for this page to them on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to hearing from you!


2020 News

Blessed to worship outdoors in September


Agape outdoor service on 23rd August

What a wonderful Sunday, our first Agape Gathering, Praise God for this time of worship together.

Under the wonderful lime tree chez Pengelly we finally started with prayers and several songs of praise. Chris Billings kindly supplying the music, although some were sung a cappella. Our heavenly Father was thanked for His provision of food and wine before we ate in fellowship together. After eating and sharing time with each other Chris Benson read  Dut.8.v10. “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.”

Chris then spoke of Agape and where it had come from, the earliest in the Bible noted in Genesis 14: v18 The importance of free fellowship within the christian community,  to know our brothers and sisters  and to be aware of each others needs. There was more worship and praise before the grace and notices. At this time voices were raised for another such time of worship. Watch this space for any dates.



2019 News

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Terrific Quiz Afternoon

We had a most enjoyable Quiz afternoon in October and raised the sum of 236 € towards the Chaplaincy funds. Our wonderful quiz master Mme. Anne Ingham really stretched our brains and made the grey matter positively boil over trying to remember who wrote what wise words,  who painted which pictures and how many folks have walked on the moon? It was great fun and all followed by a delicious afternoon tea prepared by the ladies. Very many thanks to all, that came and supported the event and to those that provided delicious afternoon treats.


Lovely September BBQ to raise funds for charity

fellowship in christIn September the heat finally decided to cool a bit so a most enjoyable BBQ was enjoyed by 26 in all. Wonderfully marinated chicken of 2 different types, plus sausages, burgers and a multitude of fresh and delicious salads. Puddings, far too tempting to be watching the waist line, a little bit of each, perhaps?

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Liz and Cedric the perfect hosts , many thanks and congratulations on the magnificent sum of 454€ to be divided between the Chaplaincy and All As One our chosen charity . Many thanks to ALL who came, to those that contributed salads or puds, who helped serve, cleared up and made the whole afternoon a great experience of wellbeing.

Our Father loves to see us having fun and enjoying ourselves. Smiles melt hearts and make friends.


Les Voix de la Bible: reading in Périgueux cathedral


Blessed Christmas Carol services


October Quiz evening

Last month we had a quiz evening and although we were few in number owing to many friends either out of the country or bed-bound with unwelcome germs. The event was to raise funds to aid the victims of the Indonesian Tsunami, as yet there are still some monies to come in but it’s looking like about 400€. Very many thanks to all for your support. To those under par we hope to see you back amongst us soon.


Successful summer fundraising evenings

Our September BBQ went very well at Liz Oaten’s. Everyone enjoyed the surroundings and the very tasty food provided by the congregation. Colourful salads and well cooked meat and the puddings were out of this world! The sum of 410.25 € was raised and will be divided between ‘All is One’ charity and the Chaplaincy. We thank Liz and Cedric for their kindness in letting us use their facilities and garden.

Our July Curry Evening was a delightful event. There were many new faces round the tables French, Belgium, and British. All of us enjoyed being on the Brook’s lovely terrace. On behalf of our team at Négrondes. We would like to thank Elizabeth and Philip for their kindness in having the Curry Evening in such beautiful surroundings. We also managed to raise a good contribution to church funds. Well done and thanks to all the helpers and various donations towards making this such a successful evening.


New Négrondes church curtains dedicated by Tony

The new curtains for Négrondes church were dedicated by Tony at the service on Sunday 10th June, and we hope they will be a blessing to us all. They are a splendid pair of curtains to cover the main door into the church, sealing off some of the draughts in winter and providing the church with a lovely and inspiring creation. It has been quite a journey, as we have been meeting regularly, sorting fabrics, sewing patches and then deciding where they would go, it has been great fun, and sometimes frustration, but through it all we have worked together and individually getting to know a little more about each other, a closer bonding, a time of sharing and caring.

Our love, thanks and admiration for all those who played a part in their creation, installation, and dedication.


Easter blessings and reflections

On Good Friday, we followed the Stations of Cross in a quiet thoughtful way, remembering Christ’s suffering at the trial and on the cross, but the service on Easter Sunday was joyful and relaxed. After our service on Easter Sunday our small congregation had a bring and share lunch at Saint Jory las Bloux, which is a lovely little cosy community centre. It had a warm feeling about it, and as usual the table was filled with good food.  

We always say ‘you could not eat better than this, even if you were going out to a resturant’. In the end though, it’s not about what we eat, it’s all about community spirit, and making the effort to positively enjoy the company of our fellow churchgoers which we did.

Let’s enjoy each day for it’s self the garden will have to wait a bit longer and it will soon be full of colour and new life, the beech trees near us are starting to flourish each day the woods becoming thicker, such a joy to see the changes of nature. We have much to enjoy and praise in this part of France so let’s all make that effort to also share with others the very best thing that happened to us, knowing Jesus.


Positive Local Annual Meeting - Feb 18th

local annual meetingThe overall feeling is that over the past year, the Centre seems to have been managing well without a Warden or Committee. Our thanks go to everyone at Chancelade and Negrondes who has stepped into the breach this last year and forward thanks to those who keep doing so. Bless all of you.

Licensed Lay Minister, Patrick Sturges, proposed thanks to the clergy who have travelled long distances to preside at our Services, especially to Rev'd Stephen and Anthea Traves who moved back to England last year. He said that the special services, such as Sea Sunday and Harvest Festival, had been well supported. 

Patrick felt that our fellowship came together as a Christian family, even without a committee.

Elizabeth Brook offered to be a co-ordinator for Négrondes, Veronica for Chancelade (which she has been doing already) and Liz Oaten will be the Centre Secretary to deal with Admin. Iain McGrory volunteered to be part of Chap-Aid along with Treasurer responsibilities.





Sunday 17 November - 10:30 Holy Communion