The Bordeaux Anglican Church is part of The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine

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Dear Everybody,

Sunday School and Youth Group children, brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents, whatever, as well as Sunday School helpers, past, present and future and …….  well basically just anybody who wants to come along !

After the roaring success of our Christmas Party – and because Juanecia asked for it – we are going to hold a « Sunday School  – in its very largest sense » SPORTS DAY.

The Scheduled Bring and Share Lunch after the service next week, that is Sunday, 17th June, will be relocated to the Presbytery, where the children – of all ages – will be able to participate in the traditional Sports Day races (egg and spoon, obstacle, etc.)

We would love to see you there if possible.   Please invite anybody along  that you think might be interested.

It would be helpful to let us know if you intend coming.    We might frighten Charlotte away if we are over a hundred !

Please send us an email if you would like come and we will reply with directions. Please email here: info@anglicanbordeaux.org

Hoping to see you there,

Anne (on behalf of the Sunday School)


just10 what?

Commandments of course!

just10 is a ten week course, on Wednesday evening eack week in Floirac, on the 10 commandments. The course unpacks and explores the heart of each commandment, revealing its relevance and the practical implication for our lives today.

The course offers the opportunity to engage with the Ten Commandments as a small group, as an individual and as a church. As we go through the course together, we work out how to apply the relevant biblical principles of each commandment to our lives.

The material gives us the tools to be able to encourage one another in faith and works.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and fellowship

For further details, please click here

OR

Please contact Charlotte: reverend@anglicanbordeaux.org


Thy Kingdom Come

“ 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

Between 10th – 20th May, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. Prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place across the 10 days. Cathedrals, churches and other venues will gather people across towns and cities to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.

In Bordeaux we will be holding two prayer events on Thursday 10th and Friday 18th May at the Presbytery @ 7pm followed by a ‘bring and share’ meal.

Let’s meet together to pray and consider what God is calling us to do in our community.

Or for more details please contact Charlotte: reverend@anglicanbordeaux.org


Chaplaincy Retreat

Abbaye de Belloc, Route Abbaye de Belloc, 64240 URT

From Thursday 31st May or from Friday 1st June until 3rd June

Theme: ‘Growing into Christ’s Body’ – Speaker: Meurig Williams, Archdeacon of France

 

Join us for a time of retreat, fellowship, and contemplation, 2 choices of dates are possible.  Join us on either Thursday 31st May or on Friday 1st June until Sunday June 3rd, 2018.

“… speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15)

The Church is often described as Christ’s body on earth. This is an image that is both exciting and challenging but what does it really mean for us, today, in Aquitaine?

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


Exciting Sunday School and Youth Group

The Sunday School met and were so many that a few of our regular children joined the Youth Group instead. So thirteen of were left, a mixture of Americans, Nigerians, English-French and Madagascans, as well as Juanecia, our Caribbean contingent. Two of our youngest members decided to propose our Opening Prayer.

We quickly remembered our last couple of lessons, Jesus in the Temple, His Baptism and His Temptation in the Desert, before exploring in depth the topic of the day, which was the turning of the water into wine at the wedding in Cana. We thought about how Jesus shares with us our happiness and our sadness – about how much he loves and cares about us, how he uses the most mundane of vessels to accomplish great things and we touched briefly on how the ordinary wine was followed by the wonderful wine, a suggestion of how our earthly lives will be followed by a far more wonderful one to come.

The younger children were then happy to colour in the illustrations of the story while the older ones pitted their wits against the Wordsearch, the Crossword, the puzzles and the mulitple-choice questions based on the Bible text and the memory verse.

There were a total of five in our Youth Group sharing discussion was based on Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man).

Everyone shared and learnt heartedly about God’s grace and mercy and forgives our sins. Reflection on how Sin came about in Genesis, plus what is Sin (1st reading from Exodus). Lastly listening to “Covered – by Planetshakers” and saying a prayer together from the lyrics.

Everyone then returned to the chapel to join the adults for Communion.


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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