The Bordeaux Anglican Church is part of The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine


Concert of English Sacred Music: Bordeaux Anglican Church Choir at the Eglise Notre-Dame de Royan, Saturday June 10th at 17.00

You are cordially invited on Saturday June 10th at 17.00 to a Concert of English Sacred Music, by the Bordeaux Anglican Church Choir, at the Eglise Notre-Dame de Royan.

Director of Music Richard Hunt and the Choir have prepared a nice mixture of classic and modern sacred music for the pleasure of all, and in a fabulous setting.

The Eglise Notre Dame de Royan, inaugurated in 1958, was built after the World War II bombardments of the city of Royan and is considered a ‘chef d’œuvre’ of modern architecture, inspired by the esthetics of huge gothic cathedrals.


Sponsored Walk

Congratulations to our walkers and their sponsors !

Nearly 2000€ raised for Chap-Aid which will be distributed to help Foyer Fraternel and Emmaüs to continue their splendid work with the under privileged.


Welcome Reverend Richard Frost

We are very pleased to welcome Reverend Richard Frost, who is coming to minister to our Bordeaux church from mid-June to end of July.

Richard has been married to Jill for 45 years, has 3 children and 5 grandchildren and lives in Bideford, North Devon.

After spending time as a Merchant Navy officer cadet, he spent 30 years as a serving police officer before being ordained in 1997. Since his retirement from full time ministry in 2009, he has served as Chaplain in Cyprus and locum Chaplain in Italy, Spain and Belgium. He has also undertaken Chaplaincy duties on numerous cruise liners travelling world wide ministering to passengers and crew.

Besides his interest in travel, Richard enjoys good food and wine, outdoor activities such as walking in the countryside and along the coastline, jogging and the occasional game of tennis ( Back permitting!).

Richard has a simple philosophy on life and ministry -‘Actions speak louder than words’, and ‘Treat others the way you would expect to be treated’. When the going gets tough as surely it can especially in church life, strive to – ‘Pastor with generosity and keep a sweet Spirit’ . –‘Love God above everything else and all will fall into place. And – ’Pray everyday for the Holy Spirit to fill your hearts and lives’.

On a lighter note – if you want to make God laugh, – ‘Show him your plans’!


Sunday 16th April – Easter Sunday

7:17 in the morning outside Cathedral St Andre – Ecumenical Service with Anglican, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches

10:30 in the morning at La Chapelle de l’Assomption – Easter Holy Communion led by Revd Peter Jordan with the participation of the Choir

Please click here for directions

Followed by our usual Easter Egg Hunt in the Assomption Gardens (children only!)


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Baptisms on Sunday 29th February


January 20th – Joint Christian Unity Service at Église St Pierre Bordeaux

Our Chaplain, the Revd Tony Lomas, with our Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and friends from other denominations United in Bordeaux


Service on Sunday 22nd January at L’Assomption and also a Special Service in Gradignan

We are having our normal Sunday Service at L’Assomption on Sunday 22nd January starting at 10:30. The Service will be led by Christine Rychlewski.

Christine asks if you would bring some empty cardboard wine boxes.  Not ‘bag in box’ but those that were originally used to contain bottles!

Eglise St Pierre

In parallel, our congregation is invited by the Communauté Paroissale de Gradignan to worship with them at the Eglise de Saint Pierre, 112 Cours du Général de Gaulle, 33170 Gradignan at 10.00 for 10.30 on Sunday 22rd January.   This follows a visit by their Sunday School to one of our services last year.

Reverend David Kirby is participating in the leadership of the Service.  English hymns are included and our Kids’ Choir will be singing.

This is a wonderful ecumenical occasion and as many as possible of our congregation are encouraged to attend.   Please let Stephen Razafindratsima know if you would like to come so that he can convey numbers to Père Kinta.

The two Services are held at the same time and you will be made most welcome at whichever Service you would like to attend.


New Year Message from our Chaplain the Reverend Tony Lomas

The Lord says, “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.” Isaiah 43:18-19

Dear Friends,

Ingrid and I would like to send you all our very best wishes for the New Year and to express our immense gratitude to everyone for all that you have done over the last year to make our Chaplaincy such a vibrant place to be. We have been particularly touched by the warmth of the welcome and support that you have shown us which has enabled us to feel remarkably settled in such a comparatively short time.

Naturally now our eyes turn forward to the coming year and I guess we are all wondering what it holds in store for us. It is all too easy to carry a sense of foreboding from the events of last year but, as the above verse from Isaiah reminds us, God is constantly drawing us forward into His future rather than wanting us to dwell on the past. However dry and difficult the terrain ahead of us might seem, He always prepares a path for us and provides us with the water of life.

I delight in the fact that, as a Chaplaincy, we are constantly striving, through prayer, study and worship, to follow God’s path ourselves and to draw others to join us. During the coming year I feel certain that there will be many opportunities for us to grow together as Christ’s body in Aquitaine and to reach out to the various communities in which we live. I feel really excited by the awesome privilege of working through this year with you as your Chaplain and sharing in the many blessings that I am sure God has for us on our journey together.

With much love and every blessing,

Tony and Ingrid