We are growing so we are moving !

Effective 1st January 2019 we will be moving to new premises.  Please also note location changes in December: The Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Carol Service, Christmas Day Holy Communion and some Choir Rehearsals will not take place at L’Assomption.  All revised location details are in our calendar below.


Dates of Services and Fellowship Activities (please note the location changes)


All our individual news items are available here: News

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CALLING ALL CHORISTERS OLD AND NEW !

UPDATE – Locations for Choir Rehearsals in November

If you enjoy singing and always wanted to join in, then do not hesitate to come along to choir rehearsals and join in. You will be made most welcome.  It is always a good friendly occasion led by our excellent Musical Director Richard Hunt.  For more information, please click here

  • Saturday 17th November from 14.30 to 16.30
    • L’Assomption
  • Saturday 24th November from 14.30 to 16.30
    • In the church of Eglise St Jean-Marie Vianney, rue Félix Faure, 33600 PESSAC
    • Click here for a map
    • Bus n° 4, and tram B at Alouette
    • Parking is available.

Harvest Festival Service and Holy Communion: Sunday, 7th October 2018 at 10.30 a.m.

Harvest Festival Service and Holy Communion

Sunday, 7th October 2018 at 10.30 a.m.

The English Anglican Church in Bordeaux

( find us and directions here )

Please bring contributions of canned goods or non-perishable food which will be taken to the Foyer Fraternel Gouffrand, a charity for the needy supported by the Bordeaux Church

The Service will be followed by the Kid’s Sponsored walk starting at 14:00 from the main entrance of the Parc Bordelais


KIDS’ SPONSORED WALK – Sunday, 7th October at 14:00 p.m.

KIDS’ SPONSORED WALK

Sunday, 7th October 2018 at the Parc Bordelais

Departure at 14:00 from the main entrance of the Parc Bordelais, Avenue Carnot & Rue du Bocage

In aid of the charities the Bordeaux Anglican Church supports. The Bordeaux Church Sunday School and Youth Group will be walking in aid of the Foyer Fraternel Gouffrand and Emmaüs, both associations which help the needy in the region. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Be a walker Please click here to display the poster

or

Be a SPONSOR!Please click here to print a Sponsorship Form

Every little encouragement and contribution, big or small, will be a tremendous HELP for the NEEDY. Thank you.


Sunday 30th September – Anne Dorizon Birthday Celebration

On Sunday 30th September after the Holy Communion Service led by Rev’d Tony Lomas, we celebrated a very special birthday for a very special lady.

Anne Dorizon has been a supporter of the Anglican Church in Bordeaux for a very long time and we had a big celebration complete with ‘bubbles’, birthday cake and flowers.


New Bible Study

Rev’d Charlotte Sullivan writes:

Following on from just10 and keeping in mind our Stewardship theme for October, I would like to propose that our next bible study is one that focuses on Commitment.

The study material that I have chosen is based on a sermon by Robert Boyd Munger, My Heart Christ’s Home.  I first read this sermon six years ago and it challenged me deeply enough for me to make significant changes in my life at the time!  I re-read the short book today and found it just as provocative!  I thought to myself,  ” I don’t want to study this on my own again”, this time I want to talk and think about it with my friends!

It is informal discussion and it is food, oh ….. there is wine too!  What’s not to like?  Come and try it. (Dates are in the calendar above)


CLAY POTS we are but SHINING in the Light of the Holy Spirit

I am one of the Sunday School teachers in Bordeaux. I was very pleased with myself last week week because I had come up with the exciting idea of making clay pots because the reading was about – clay pots.

The wind was taken out of my sails somewhat when we came back into the church after Sunday School and all of a sudden, my clay pots started to look really boring because what had Janis used for her sermon for the adults ? A clay pot. Obviously !

I hoped that the collection of clay pots that I brought home with me would dry naturally. By last night, they had’t, so I had to cook them. Slowly. So slowly that I fell asleep, nearly burnt the house down and ……..  [please click here to read more]


Sports Day

After the morning Church service 27 children between the ages of 5 and 82 descended on the Presbytery for the first ever annual sports day.

We were blessed with excellent weather – no rain, some sun but not too hot – and we were also blessed with excellent food.

After lunch there were amazingly imaginative races and competitions with 3 teams being formed – red, blue and yellow. Usually there were 4 categories for every race – younger children, older children, adult men and adult women. Everybody took part (including Jaffa, Charlotte’s dog).

As the excitement mounted there were egg and spoon (ball and ladle) races, ball throwing competitions, races involving water in leaky ……..  [please click here to read more]


Picnic Play-Readers

Play-reading, like the Madagascan service, tends to switch Sundays to suit the people involved. In June, although not intentional, the two coincided and a joint picnic lunch took place.

What was particularly nice was that Janis Adams, who had taken the morning service, and her husband Roger were able to join the picnic. Once Janis and Roger had left for their drive back, the play-readers moved the table they had been sitting around a little further up the cloister, leaving the Madagascans to finish their lunch.

The play chosen was Noel Coward’s ‘Blythe Spirit’ which takes place in the house of Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth. To obtain some material for a book he is writing he has invited Madame Arcati to hold a seance. He has also invited two friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman to ……… [please click here to read more]


Junior Jonah went for a general walkabout during our Service

He became distracted by Rev’d Charlotte so Barry made sure that he was sitting comfortably to observe properly!

If you would like details of our Sunday School activities, please click here: Sunday School

If you would like details of our Youth Group activities, please click here: Youth Group


Please click here for full details


 Message from Reverend Charlotte Sullivan: “Wow what a weekend”

Details of Charlotte’s Ordination from Bishop Robert Innes blog are here


Message from Bramwell and Jennifer

Jennifer and I send our heartfelt best wishes to Charlotte as she takes on her new role in the Chaplaincy.

We loved our time at Bordeaux and are very excited to see the continued growth and development of the Church there. We are sorry that we cannot be with you on this very special day.’

Rev’d Bramwell Bearcroft


A photo album of the ordination service and reception afterwards is available here

 


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All our individual news items are available here: News

Read our news by category: All Age Worship Arcachon Baptism Bazaar Celebration Choir

Christmas Confirmation Easter Ecumenical Fellowship Harvest Newsletters Pentecost Picnic Play Readers

Sunday School Wine and Words