The Bordeaux Anglican Church is part of The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine


Welcome !

Bishop Martin (right) during his Lent Pilgrimage

In August we welcome Bishop Martin Seeley and Revd Jutta Brueck to minister to us.

Revd Jutta has, since October 2015, been priest in charge of St.Thomas, Ipswich & leader of the St Thomas Pilgrim Community, a new monastic community developing in Ipswich.  Prior to moving to Ipswich, she was priest in charge of St. James’, Cambridge for seven years, having been Chaplain to Fitzwilliam College from 2006-2008 and Chaplain to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London from 2000-2005, whilst also being assistant priest in the parish of the Isle of Dogs.

She is German and came to the UK in the 1980s, as a student of European Business and Accounting and Finance. She did her ordination training in the Church of England and has been ordained for twenty
years.

Bishop Martin has been Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich since May 2015. Prior to this he was Principal of Westcott House Theological College in Cambridge from 2006 to 2015. This was preceded by ten years as vicar of the parish of the Isle of Dogs in East London.

Their children are Anna, 16 and Luke 14.

Bishop Martin has just participated in a Walking Pilgrimage during Lent, Here is a link to view photos
and more information: www.cofesuffolk.org/news/ article/bishops-lent-pilgrimage2


Please click: here to read our August Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Service Schedule
  • July meant Change !
  • Welcome to Bishop Martin Seeley and Rev’d Jutta Brueck
  • Bordeaux works at the Way Forward
  • Youth Group
  • The old entrance revisited !
  • Picnic Play Reading Group
  • House Warming
  • Bible Study

Pre-Service Sunday Prayer Meeting

There is now a short prayer meeting each Sunday starting before the main Service. The group meet at 10.15 beside the Altar for 15 minutes after which the main Service starts.

Participation is totally optional and you are most welcome to join the group at 10:15 beside the Altar to pray for the Service which follows and for those in need.


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.


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