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Delighted to welcome Archdeacon Peter to Aquitaine

We were so pleased to be able to invite the new Archdeacon of France, Ven. Peter Hooper, for his first visit to Aquitaine. During his stay he led two services on Sunday 31st October. In the morning, he conducted a memorable service at the church in Bertric Burée, which included the re-licensing of our Chaplain, Rev'd Tony Lomas.

In the late afternoon he attended a Choral Evensong at the church in Monteton. Our Chaplain Tony was Cantor for this beautiful service where the Choir, led by Peps Inscoe and with Adrian on the organ, sang the William Smith Responses and the lovely Thomas Attwood Walmisley settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, with as the Anthem, Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” from his Vespers. For this we had the extra privilege of Peps, our Choir Leader, singing the glorious solo introduction. A truly memorable occasion with a congregation of over 40 people, and which the Archdeacon told us he enjoyed greatly.

Ven. Peter Hooper took on the role of Archdeacon earlier in 2021. He previously had a career as managing director of a large agricultural seeds business based in Toulouse before being ordained in the Church of England in 2006.


Harvest Celebrations - we rejoice and give thanks!


We rejoice in Anne Penfold's Licensing as a Reader

View a slideshow of the photos here

What a blessing to gather for this very special service of Licensing, at the beautiful abbey at St Avit Sénieur, on Tuesday 17th August. The magnificent abbey, which ranked on the list of World Heritage of Unesco in 1998 under the road to St Jacques de Compostela in France, was the perfect setting and it was with great significance that our own Chaplain, Reverend Tony Lomas led the Licencing proceedings with other members of the Clergy in attendance. The Limeuil Choir sang an Anthem chosen by Anne of “Shine Jesus Shine” and gifts of gardening vouchers were presented to Anne from the Chaplaincy, as well as a stunning cake shaped in the form of a Bible.

Enjoy the photos of this wonderful celebration!


Pentecost in Aquitaine - 'Come, Holy Spirit!'


We rejoice in Easter services held throughout the Chaplaincy


Blessed baptism at Limeuil - Ste Catherine's church

On January 10th, at our first church service of the year when the whole church marks the baptism of Christ, Tony led a service of baptism at St Catherine’s. We welcomed our newest member, Ceri, into our church family. It was a privilege to be there with some dedicated musicians; it was a true service of hope for the future.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January Blessings

christian unityOur Chaplain Rev'd Tony Marshall and Licensed Lay Minister Sheila Marshall attended the annual ecumenical service in Ribérac, a moving way to start this important week of growing ties with our Christian brothers and sisters.





Delighted to be able to worship together again in December


2020 AGM at Monteton - Saturday 10th October

Monteton hosted the Chaplaincy AGM on Saturday 10th October with a dignified Said Holy Communion led by our Chaplain, Tony, before a necessarily brief Annual Meeting. During the service, Rev'd Liz Morris's license as Assistant Chaplain was renewed, and afterwards Sally Davies and David Albrecht were sworn in as Chaplaincy Wardens.

Reviews of Chaplaincy activities during 2019 were given, with Tony's Chaplain's Report, written back in March 2020, giving us much food for thought.


Harvest Celebrations - giving thanks throughout the Chaplaincy


Wonderful to gather for worship 'in person' again!


Christian Unity services throughout Aquitaine - Jan 2020


2019 Christmas Carol services throughout Aquitaine




Chaplaincy Council

Action Points from the June Council meeting

The last meeting of the Chaplaincy Council was held on Saturday 25th September 2021, via zoom. Key information and action points from the meeting are available here:

Chaplaincy Council September 2021 Action Points


The next meeting of the Chaplaincy Council will be held via 'zoom' on Tuesday 15th June 2021, at 10:30am.

If you would like to suggest any items for discussion, please contact a Chaplaincy Warden:

David Albrecht (05 53 36 55 97 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Sally Davies (09 75 93 18 81) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Chaplaincy Magazine

spreading the word

Chaplaincy Magazine: "Spreading the Word"

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Chaplaincy November 2021 Magazine

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