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“Temple d’Eymet is committed to bringing the love and hope of Christ to impossible situations through the preaching of the gospel with a mandate that drives us to do all we can to bring help and hope to our part of South West France through the Anglican and Protestant tradition. Our head is Jesus. Our help is the Holy Spirit. Our focus is the Great Commission!”

Forthcoming services in the Temple - 2023

Also, join us for a time of prayer at the Temple in Eymet (24500) every Thursday from 14:00 – 15:00. Anyone is welcome for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or the whole hour.

eymet templeSunday 25th Feb, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tina Marshall

Sunday 3rd March, 10:30 Morning Praise, Rev'd Tony Lomas (followed by Local Annual Meeting, all are welcome to attend)

Sunday 10th March, 10:30 Eymet Temple, Morning Praise, Tina Marshall

Sunday 17th March, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tim Heathfield

Sunday 24th March, 10:30 Protestant Shared Communion, Andrew Rossiter (all are welcome to attend)

Sunday 31st March, 10:30 Easter Morning Praise, Barry Gardiner

Sunday 7th April, 10:30 Morning Praise

Sunday 14th April, 10:30 Morning Praise, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 21st April, 10:30 Morning Praise, David Albrecht

Sunday 28th April, 10:30 Praise with Communion, Rev'd Liz Morris

Sunday 5th May, 10:30 Morning Praise, David Albrecht

Sunday 12th May, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tina Marshall

Sunday 19th May, Chaplaincy Celebration Day in Monbazillac, all are encouraged to attend, details to follow soon

Sunday 26th May, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tina Marshall

Sunday 2nd June, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tim Heathfield

Saturday 8th June, time TBC, a special Protestant evening celebration followed by a bring and share lunch, details to follow soon

Sunday 9th June, 10:30 Morning Praise, David Albrecht

Sunday 16th June, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tina Marshall

Sunday 23rd June, 10:30 Morning Praise, Tina Marshall

Sunday 30th June, 10:30 Protestant Shared Communion, Andrew Rossiter (all are welcome to attend)


'Let's Pray' - join us in Eymet on Thursday afternoons

Join us for a time of prayer at the Temple in Eymet every Thursday from 14:00 – 15:00. Anyone is welcome for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or the whole hour.

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

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Eymet News

Looking back on growth in Eymet

Nine years of Change, Renewal and Stewardship – Eymet Temple 2014 to 2023

In 2014 most people thought that Eymet Temple was closed. Even the Mayor of Eymet wondered what had happened to the Protestant faith as he had not seen the doors open for the last few years. In fact, they were down to just three services a year. Can you imagine any organization or even a shop being open for custom for just three days a week let alone a year! This was the situation that we found when we arrived in Eymet in early 2014.

Eymet Temple had two advantages. Big space and on a main route into the Town. The disadvantage was no heating, no water, no kitchen, no toilet, and a decaying internal structure which included the benches, pulpit, and ancient harmonium. It was fit for 19th Century Worship but not the 21st Century World.

There were many tasks to consider when reviving a spiritual venue. The first and most important was to get the engine started. Prayer meetings commenced at the Temple in July 2014. Nothing can move without prayer. Every Thursday between 2 and 3 a few gathered to pray for the Town and for direction. With the assistance and support of the then Chaplain Paul Vrolik and Pastor Elizabeth Brinkman there was agreement to commence services in September; we started to move forward for God!

Since then, the work has been ongoing to make sure that the Temple remains open for weekly services. The benches have been replaced with chairs. The harmonium converted into a sound desk. Comforts such as toilet, kitchenette, and heating have been added. The place has been brightened up. Numbers have increased, dipped, and increased again as people come and go through their life choices and the natural rhythm of Church. Key principles have been maintained around being Fresh Expressions, accessible, with contemporary worship, and a prayer lead fellowship. With freedom to have expressive worship embracing both Anglican and Evangelical expectations in a slightly Methodist or Baptist sort of way; a reflection of the multiple backgrounds of the congregation and visitors.

The consistency of all year-round weekly services has helped ensure that we were able to be involved in the community in a variety of ways. Whether it was Tour de France, talks on Huguenot History, Concerts and last year the Fillibre celebration of Ocitaine culture. And for four years now an annual Christmas Fayre.

The Temple is now entering a new phase. Of course, the ceiling still needs painting and repair but as Allan & Julia prepare to hand the baton on in January the foundations are laid to reimagine what Church may look like going forward. It may include the physical or virtual presence of the congregational worship leader via the internet. Either way, as we have found, it takes individual perseverance and dedication of people such as Ros & Tim Argile who helped with music and tech plus Marie-Claude Lelliot who has done translation and artwork for the Temple or Tessa, Anne & Dan who have helped so much in the background with many tasks. Further tasks will still need doing and the new team in development in Eymet Temple will now take the baton. Who knows what the next 9 years will look like.

With thanks to our many helpers past and present in the work of the Lord.

Allan & Julia Petchey – Congregational Worship Leaders Eymet temple


Summer 2022 with a Classic Swing at Eymet Temple

Svetlana Westall set the pace for August with a great piano concert in aid of the Temple refurbishment, which was attended by 70 people. We also sold cakes and crafts. People roundly applauded Svetlana as she tackled classics from the great masters such as Chopin and some 19th and 20th Century pieces which delighted the audience.

The event raised 705 Euros as people gave generously towards building improvements.

Later in the month the congregation gathered at Rick & Debbie’s for an English Tea. The cakes were fantastic and the setting perfectly shaded for what was a beautiful afternoon. We enjoyed the delights of wonderfully prepared tables offering neat sandwiches, handmade sausage rolls and did we mention cakes!!

The Temple Ladies also had a day out to Chateau Beynac in September and there was also a Sunday Lunch held at Julia & Allan Petchey’s.

We are grateful for all the ways we have been able to gather together for fellowship over the summer months.


Félibrée Célébrations in Eymet - 3rd July 2022

The Félibrée, or ‘Fête des Félibres du Périgord’ is the annual celebration of the traditions and language of Occitanie and after two years of waiting, Eymet was finally able to go ahead and host the 101st celebration of this kind. Since 1903, on the first Sunday of July, the Félibrée (felibrejada in Occitan) is celebrated in a chosen town of the Périgord and Eymet was selected as the town for 2020. Unfortunatly the pandemic meant the event had to be put on hold until it could finally take place this summer. The festival atmosphere of the weekend was helped by the glorious weather and the good humour of the many people who came along.

On the Sunday morning of the Félibrée, our Chaplain Tony was invited to take part in the Catholic Mass that was celebrated in the park of the Chateau in the centre of Eymet. Around 300 people attended the Mass that was celebrated, partly in the Occitan language by Abbé Christian Dutreuilh from the cathedral in Périgueux. Tony was asked to read the Gospel (seen in the photo), thankfully in French, which was then also read in Occitan. The invitation to take part in this important event shows the strong ecumenical links between the Chaplaincy, other faith groups and local communities.