We are Growing so we have Moved !

In 2018 we held our final Service at L’Assomption and we are finalising the details of our new home.

Until we are settled, please regularly check our calendar for the start time and check our location details of each individual Service.


Calendar and Locations of Services and Fellowship Activities

To display the location of a Service or Fellowship Activity, please ‘click’ on the event title in the calendar below

Please note that with the exception of August, the first Sunday of each month is Dimanche sans voiture in central Bordeaux (map) where cars are prohibited from 10am onwards. If you are driving, one option is approach along the quays by the river and park in the Parking de la Bourse.


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Memorial Service for Nicole Perris

Eric and Freda Perris would very much like the congregation to know that a Memorial Service in remembrance of Nicole Perris will take place on the 15th January at 3 p.m.at the Temple Église Protestante in Mérignac:

Église Protestante, 71, avenue du Maréchal Leclerc. 33700 Mérignac.  Please click here for a map.


January, at 9:30 am at the Eglise St Amand, Place des Martyrs de la Résistance, 33200 Bordeaux-Caudéran.


Christmas Message

Dear Friends,

I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and peaceful New Year.  I know many of you are away, so I pray for safe travel, fun times and much laughter as you enjoy meeting family and friends.

I wanted to thank all of you for the most incredible nine months; for all the hard work that went into organising my Priesting, followed by the most amazing welcome and the continued support that you have offered me since I took up post in April.  I can honestly say it has been a pleasure to serve such a vibrant and loving community.

I know that 2019 will start with some challenges as the search for our new spiritual home continues, but I am confident that with faith, prayer, trust and commitment we will overcome hurdles and breakdown boundaries until we find the place that God wants us to be.

Throughout the year I have often spoken to you about God’s promises, as we walk into a new year together I offer you a promise, a verse taken from Paul’s letter to the Romans Ch 8:18

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

To God be the Glory!

My love and prayers to you all this Christmas,

Charlotte


Chap-Aid Giving from the Bordeaux Church in 2018 and a New Year’s Resolution

As the Old Year comes to an end and we look forward to a brighter 2019, a resounding applause for organisers of fundraising events in Bordeaux in 2018 and especially to those who have been generous both financially and in practical ways!

More than 2,000€ were collected for a variety of good causes: Shelterbox which reacts quickly in emergencies and natural disasters, the Bishop’s Appeals for various groups near or far, our own local charities (the Foyer Fraternel Gouffrand, Emmaüs, and soon La Maison de Marie), plus Chap-Aid general funds. Hats off especially to our dear children and their parents who raised over 900€ with their Kids’ Sponsored Walk. What an example!

Thanks too for the blessing of the Christmas Bazaar with 10% of the income going to our local charities. Plus practical items brought to church and hands-on work at the Foyer. And lest we forget … every penny does count! The Coin Jar held more than 100€ in loose change.We are all called to shine with the light of Christ. Why not make it a New Year’s resolution to offer your time to help others and brighten the world.


Sunday, 9th December at 4.00 pm

ENGLISH CAROL SERVICE

Readings and Carols with the Choir and Children’s Presentation

Eglise Notre Dame de Bordeaux, 1 rue Mably, Bordeaux ( map )

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Sunday, 9th December at 2.00 pm

A Celebration in French and Malagasy with Christmas Carols and the participation of the children

Eglise Notre Dame de Bordeaux, 1 rue Mably, Bordeaux


Sunday 18th November

Celebrating our Diversity at Bordeaux 

A service of joy and light with a gospel theme!

An uplifting and joyous Service ! Thank you to Rev’d Charlotte, Heather, Barry, Nathan, Stephen, helpers and everybody involved for making it such a memorable celebration of our diversity. For photos of the occasion, please click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dbTdK28M6oPu2T3QA


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