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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.

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

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Delighted to welcome you to church

siorac en perigordDue to the road works taking place in Upper Limeuil, our services are held at the church in SIORAC EN PERIGORD (24170) - We are grateful for permission to use this church for our worship services. The church is easy to find, with ample parking within walking distance, in the old part of the village next to the post office and the hotel 'Relais du Périgord Noir'.

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

Sunday 5th June - 10:30 Pentecost Praise, Anne Penfold

Sunday 12th June - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 26th June - 10:30 Morning Praise, Anne Penfold

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

Sunday 24th July - 10:30 Morning Praise, Anne Penfold

Sunday 31st July - 10:30 Thanksgiving for Creation, David Albrecht (Pet Service)

Please note: during all services, social distancing guidelines and health/safety precautions will be in place (such as hand gel available, wearing of masks, etc.)

 

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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.

Since the Covid19 confinement in 2020, we have been meeting on a fortnightly basis and during the summer months we moved to Notre Dame de Capelou, Belves, so its always worth checking to see where and when services are held.

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.

 

shuttle to churchParking is limited in Limeuil Haut, please note:

The ‘Taxi’ service from the school up to the church is still not an option for us, but additional parking is now available in Limeuil Haut, courtesy of the Mairie...coming from the direction of Le Bugue... (please do not access through the archway at the top of the village) ... We have been requested to access this from the Limeuil-Le Bugue D31 - coming from Limeuil, take a left turn (and from Le Bugue, about 1km from D703, take a right turn) - 'Route des Cretes/Queyrelevat/Les Merles/Les Fosses', follow up the hill and then take a left fork 'Le Campet/La Bourgonnie/La Rouquette/Pecabrier/Piquette/Chante Alouette/La Porte/Carlux'.  Follow 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.  

 

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.

We meet at 10.30am each Thursday in different homes, often followed by bring & share lunch.  

For details about where we are meeting and what we are studying, contact Kathryn Carr, tel: 05 53 22 56 64, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Another home group meets in the Bergerac area - for more details contact Roger Cheale, email: 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.

 

 

 

2021 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.

 

2020 News

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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What's Happening

ACIP 'Vide Grenier' - Sunday 7th November

We are planning to book tables at the ACIP Vide Grenier in Le Bugue on Sunday 7 November, so please do have a think about what you might be able to contribute in terms of things to sell – home- made craft items, artwork, preserves, cakes, brocante etc. to raise some much-needed funds for our charities (see below). Please let Linda know what you might be able to contribute and whether you are able to help on the day.

 

Bring & Share lunches

Sharing a meal together is an important part of our fellowship and we try to hold these lunches regularly. Everyone is 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.

 

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:

 

emmaus 

 

Emmaus France is a national network providing accommodation and social housing to the neediest members of society.

 

 el shaddai

 

 

El Shaddai works with orphans, street children and other underprivileged children in India, ensuring they have access to nutritious food, clothing, shelter and education.

 

 

   
 toilet twinning

Toilet Twinning funds projects in poor communities that enable families to build basic toilets, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives.

 

 restos du coeur

 

 

In addition, 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.