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Here at St Catherine’s, we are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and we adhere to the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy which can be found here.

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Delighted to welcome you to church!

Sunday 11th December - 10:30 Christmas Carol service, Rev'd Tony Lomas, Anne Penfold

Saturday 24th December - 17:00 Christmas Eve Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 8th January - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 22nd January - 10:30 Morning Praise, Anne Penfold

Sunday 29th January - 10:30 service details TBC

 

How to get here and information on parking

shuttle to churchParking in Upper Limeuil is only available for residents and those with limited mobility. Please use the new parking area on the route des Crêtes, the other side of the arch at the top of the village and only a short walk from the church – directions are as follows:

Coming from Limeuil, take a left turn (or from Le Bugue, about 1km from D703, take a right turn) 'Route des Cretes/ Queyrelevat/ Les Merles/ Les Fosses'. Drive up the hill and then take a left fork  'Le Campet/ La Bourgonnie/ La Rouquette/ Pecabrier/ Piquette’, following this road until you come into the outskirts of Limeuil - when the archway into the top of the village comes into view, the parking is signposted to the right into the field, then you can just walk through the archway and down to the church. 

For those with mobility issues, we will aim to provide a shuttle service from outside the School on the main Limeuil-Le Bugue road – please let us know in advance if you wish to use this service (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Harvest Thanksgiving and joyful return!

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

limeuilWelcome to St Catherine’s Church, Limeuil (24510), one of a number of English-speaking Anglican congregations in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. The village of Limeuil is at the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers, between Sarlat and Bergerac, and Ste. Catherine’s Church is located in Limeuil Haut, near the château, at the top of the hill. There has been an English-speaking Anglican congregation in Limeuil for over 30 years, initially at Chapelle Ste. Martin, before moving into the bigger church at the top of the village.

Our church family are mostly British expatriates, drawn from a variety of church backgrounds and our services reflect that diversity. Church of England forms of worship are used for all services.

Apart from Sundays, a number of us meet regularly for Bible study & prayer; we take part in the Chaplaincy prayer chain; we have bring & share lunches; and we have a lively music influence; as well as regular fundraising events and other social occasions – usually involving food!

Music at St Catherine’s tends to be a mixture of old and new. The ‘St Catherine’s singers’ rehearse together for Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Carol services, as well as contributing to our Sunday services on a regular basis.

 

Bring & Share lunches

Sharing a meal together is an important part of our fellowship and we hope to begin holding these again soon. Everyone will be invited to come and share a simple meal - if you are able to bring along a 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!  Bread and wine is provided.

 

Music

musicMusic at St Catherine’s tends to be a mixture of old and new. The ‘St Catherine’s singers’ rehearse together for Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Carol services, as well as contributing to our Sunday services on a regular basis.

If you would like to get involved, please speak with our Music Coordinator, Phil Carr, tel: 05 53 22 56 64 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Events

Over the years, we have enjoyed a variety of events, primarily to raise money for our nominated charities, but also to have an opportunity to share fellowship and invite friends to join us. Quiz evenings and Ceilidhs, together with our annual Jazz evenings have been particularly popular, with wonderful food throughout, and fantastic live music at the latter. And it’s always lovely to have extra visitors at all the major festivals – Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas Carols.

 

Come Dine with Me

These supper evenings have proved a popular way of raising money for our nominated charities and - why not think about hosting a themed evening and inviting church family and friends? Please speak to anyone on the Committee if you might be interested in either hosting or attending an event.

 

Licensed Lay Minister

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

Anne Penfold, +33 (0) 553 30 46 01, cell: +33 (0) 633 61 34 63, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Home Groups & Prayer

Home groups and prayer

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Home group & Bible study

Apart from Sundays, we encourage church members to meet for prayer and Bible study together. The Limeuil Bible study home group meets twice a month in different homes, usually followed by bring & share lunch.

For details about where we are meeting and what we are studying, contact Linda Heathfield: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prayer ministry

If you would like to receive the prayer-chain email, listing those who have requested prayer, or if you would like to be added to the list, or give an update, please contact our prayer chain coordinator, Vicki Swaine, tel: 06 47 23 86 21 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thy Kingdom Come: global wave of prayer

thy kingdom comeThy Kingdom Come is an annual 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.

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

View the music video produced by Pete James to inspire the 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: 06 07 04 07 77, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

2022 News

Warm welcome to the church in Siorac-en-Périgord (24170)

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Previous News

Advent Concert - Dec 7th

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Blessed to gather for Christmas Carols this year!

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Summer services at Capelou, Belvès

On August 29th, we enjoyed a wonderful service of Thanksgiving for creation and blessing for our pets - outdoor service at Capelou, Belvès, followed by a picnic in the sunshine.

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Blessed to gather for Pentecost

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We rejoice in our service for Easter, Allelulia!

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Blessed baptism in our church

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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.

 

Thankful to gather for autumn services in church

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September Harvest service at Capélou

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Delighted to worship together in Capélou this summer

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Christian Unity celebration in Lalinde

Some members of our Limeuil congregation supported the service on Saturday 18th January at Lalinde, getting involved in the readings and prayers which are presented in both French and English. The theme for the service, which had been arranged by the churches from Malta and Gozo, was ’They showed us unusual kindness’ which was taken from Acts 28 v2 which described the shipwreck of the boat Paul was travelling in when they landed on the island of Malta. There they were treated with unusual kindness which is where this year’s theme comes from.

It was a lovely service and a super opportunity to worship with the French Catholic and Protestant churches in the area. Our Chaplaincy administrator Amy and our Chaplain Tony have worked hard alongside the French priests to put these services together.

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Our Charities

Fundraising for our church

Since 1998 the Chaplaincy has been self-supporting financially. We are grateful to all those who support the ministry at St Catherine’s and the wider Chaplaincy so faithfully. Please do consider how you can best help us achieve the monies that are needed to keep the work of the Chaplaincy – each year our church community aims to contribute in the region of 30,000 €.

If you would like to know more about how to contribute, our Treasurer would be glad to guide you through the most effective ways of giving – speak with Gill Sweetman, tel: 05 53 73 13 59 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Charities we support

Throughout the year, we also organise fundraising events to raise monies for the various charities we support, donating the funds through our sister association, Chap-Aid, click here to visit the website:

 

 mercy ships

 

The three pillars of action of Mercy Ships are to operate, train and renovate, contributing to the general humanitarian mission of supporting and strengthening health systems in African countries. Our vision is to realistically restore health and dignity to people in need.

 

 

   
 restos du coeur

 

 

Resto du Coeur, the local food bank provides food throughout the year for the needy. The Le Bugue centre serves many people living on their own, so the need is for small tins, and 1-portion meals. There is a basket at the back of the church to collect donated items. If you would prefer to donate funds for a shopping trip, please contact Amy Owensmith, tel: 06 07 04 07 77 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.