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



Anne Dorizon Birthday Celebration - Sunday 30th September


On Sunday 30th September after the Holy Communion Service led by Rev’d Tony Lomas, we will be celebrating 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 hope that as many as possible will be able to come on Sunday to celebrate with her.


 

Thy Kingdom Come and Pentecost


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.


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


What is it?

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:

People will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family.

Churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world.

People will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

How can we get involved at Bordeaux?

We can all pray individually

Please visit the Thy Kingdom Come website www.thykingdomcome.global for more details.

We can also pray together

We will be holding two prayer events on Thursday 10th and Friday 18th May. Let’s meet together to pray and consider what God is calling us to do in our community.

Both events will be at the Presbytery at 7pm followed by a ‘bring and share’ meal. Please visit the website for updates www.anglicanbordeaux.org

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


Pentecost Celebration

On Sunday 20th May come and join us for our Pentecost Celebration 10.30am @ La Chapelle de L’Assomption


 

Easter Service 2018


Reverend Charlotte Sullivan led us on Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen! Alleluja!! Bordeaux is privileged to worship in a magnificent Chapelle and this 1st April Easter Morning 2018 was no April Fool’s day!

Christ was amongst us and our much awaited, much prayed for, Resident Priest, was leading an expectant, thankful congregation in praising God for the Resurrection of our Lord. We are renewed!

As Charlotte preached, the bright Spring sun broke through the multicoloured stained glass window panes and a Divine Light shone on the assembly. When Charlotte announced that she was preaching on Fear, many faces portrayed a question mark. Fear on Easter Sunday – impossible! Yet, according to the Gospel of Mark, those who came to the grave, the women who loved Jesus, witnessing His miracles, His wisdom and His love and who came to tend His body, were terrified. If we are honest, so would we have been.

Charlotte led us to come to the foundation of that Fear and helped us to recognise it and move past it, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to the life of Resurrection; of spreading the joyous Gospel News rather than remaining immobilised in our fear or guilt …. The children joined the celebration of song and we were filled with wondrous faith and hope!

Warm and cool refreshments were enjoyed and our children rushed out, accompanied by Sunday School Teachers, Youth Group Leaders and parents, for an abundant, jolly, Easter Egg Hunt in the radiant sun!

We thank the Lord for answered prayers and wish Rev’d Charlotte Sullivan well for her ministry in Bordeaux and elsewhere.


 

2018 Holy Week Services in Bordeaux


Holy Week Services

( Sunday, March 25th at 10.30 – Palm Sunday Morning Worship Service led by Reader Janis Adams )

Thursday, March 29th at 19.30 – Maundy Thursday Holy Communion led by the Revd Tony Lomas

Sunday, April 1st at 10.30 – Easter Family Communion followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the Gardens (weather permitting)

Sunday, April 1st at 15.00 – Madagascan Community Family Communion and Baptism – Revd. Charlotte Sullivan

ALL ARE WELCOME !


Services following Holy Week

Sunday, April 8th 10.30 – Family Communion led by Revd. Charlotte Sullivan

Sunday, April 15th 10.30 – Family Communion led by Revd. Charlotte Sullivan
followed by our monthly Congregation Fellowship Bring and Share Lunch

Sunday, April 22nd 10.30 – Family Communion led by Revd Charlotte Sullivan

Sunday, April 29th 10.30 – Family Communion led by Revd Charlotte Sullivan

Children are most welcome to join in our Sunday School during all the above Services

Please also note this important date: Saturday, April 14th Chaplaincy of Aquitaine Annual General Meeting and Chap-Aid Annual General Meeting in Doudrac

ALL ARE WELCOME !



Ordination of Revd. Charlotte Sullivan - Message from Bramwell and Jennifer


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


 

Ordination of Charlotte Sullivan on Saturday 17th March 2018 (including photo album link)


Saturday – Ordination Service

We had a glorious Ordination Service last Saturday in Bordeaux when Charlotte Sullivan was ordained by the Rt. Revd. Robert Innes. Charlotte will now be resident in Bordeaux as part of the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine Ministry Team.

Below is an excerpt from Bishop Robert’s blog:

An ordination is always a special event. For the weekend of 17th/18th March, Helen and I took the train to Bordeaux for the ordination of Charlotte Sullivan on the Saturday and a confirmation service in Bertric-Burée on the Sunday. We travelled on one of the new Euroduplex ‘InOui’ branded trains that cover the 528km between Paris and Bordeaux in just two hours, and the train arrived on time, to the minute.

A further half hour train ride to Libourne, then an hour in the car took us to the peaceful Abbaye de l’Echourgnac convent where Charlotte had been on her pre-ordination retreat in the company of our Advisor on Women’s Ministry, Carolyn Cook

After an overnight stay with Chaplain Tony and Ingrid Lomas, we drove on the Saturday morning for nearly two hours through the beautiful wine-making area of St. Emilion to the worship centre in Bordeaux. Aquitaine includes 14 Anglican worship centres. Charlotte is to be based in Bordeaux itself, which is a major city and rather different in character from the smaller towns and villages in which the other worship centres are located.

The ordination service opened with a confident rendition of ‘My Jesus, My Saviour’ by the children’s choir. The music for the rest of the service was supported by a very good adult choir. Amongst other items, they sang John Ireland’s ‘Greater Love’, an anthem which sets out the message of the gospel as clearly and powerfully as any other English-language music I know, and finished with a spirited rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

Charlotte’s ordination as a priest is a cause of huge thanksgiving for the Aquitaine chaplaincy, where she is much loved and respected. She was supported by family and friends and many chaplaincy members in a full church.

Later in the service we commissioned Tony Lomas as Area Dean. He will look after the clergy and congregations of South Western France. Distances are big in this part of the diocese, and I hope Tony will be able to support and encourage fellow clergy working in isolated circumstances.

Supplementary Postscript from Bishop Robert

Aficionados of Anglican Canon Law will be aware that Ordinations may only be conducted on certain major feast days. It may be wondered whether March 17th, the Feast of St. Patrick, has sufficient weight to count as a proper major feast. In the event, St. Patrick’s Day coincided with the last game in the Rugby Six Nations, in which Ireland decisively beat England to take the Grand Slam. Bordeaux being a keen rugby city, the anxious would have been left in no doubt that St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in Bordeaux was a major feast !


Sunday – Holy Communion Service

The Revd Richard Bromley, Mission Director of ICS, led our Sunday Worship Service and concluded his sermon with some exciting words:

Allow me to say three things to you in conclusion.

I believe this is your time, Now the hour has come… 

This Bordeaux church is at pivotal moment. With Charlotte, this is not about business as usual with a new priest. This is about so much more as we adventure forward.

Secondly, I pray this church continues to develop as a community of welcome. To be a community where the invitation is open. Making space for people to belong. Christ will draw all people… 

Finally I want to say.  It is time to dare greatly.

Daring greatly:  About vulnerability.  About risk.  About stepping out when everything in you screams no.  Refusing to play safe because it is the safe thing to do. About remembering what it is that Christ has called you to.

As Jesus put it… About dying to self.  About wheat falling in the ground, but life comes.

I finish with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt,  26th President of USA.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how others stumble,  or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,  and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


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


Ordination of Charlotte Sullivan on Saturday 17th March 2018


Saturday – Ordination Service

We had a glorious Ordination Service last Saturday in Bordeaux when Charlotte Sullivan was ordained by the Rt. Revd. Robert Innes. Charlotte will now be resident in Bordeaux as part of the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine Ministry Team.

Below is an excerpt from Bishop Robert’s blog:

An ordination is always a special event. For the weekend of 17th/18th March, Helen and I took the train to Bordeaux for the ordination of Charlotte Sullivan on the Saturday and a confirmation service in Bertric-Burée on the Sunday. We travelled on one of the new Euroduplex ‘InOui’ branded trains that cover the 528km between Paris and Bordeaux in just two hours, and the train arrived on time, to the minute.

A further half hour train ride to Libourne, then an hour in the car took us to the peaceful Abbaye de l’Echourgnac convent where Charlotte had been on her pre-ordination retreat in the company of our Advisor on Women’s Ministry, Carolyn Cook

After an overnight stay with Chaplain Tony and Ingrid Lomas, we drove on the Saturday morning for nearly two hours through the beautiful wine-making area of St. Emilion to the worship centre in Bordeaux. Aquitaine includes 14 Anglican worship centres. Charlotte is to be based in Bordeaux itself, which is a major city and rather different in character from the smaller towns and villages in which the other worship centres are located.

The ordination service opened with a confident rendition of ‘My Jesus, My Saviour’ by the children’s choir. The music for the rest of the service was supported by a very good adult choir. Amongst other items, they sang John Ireland’s ‘Greater Love’, an anthem which sets out the message of the gospel as clearly and powerfully as any other English-language music I know, and finished with a spirited rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

Charlotte’s ordination as a priest is a cause of huge thanksgiving for the Aquitaine chaplaincy, where she is much loved and respected. She was supported by family and friends and many chaplaincy members in a full church.

Later in the service we commissioned Tony Lomas as Area Dean. He will look after the clergy and congregations of South Western France. Distances are big in this part of the diocese, and I hope Tony will be able to support and encourage fellow clergy working in isolated circumstances.

Supplementary Postscript from Bishop Robert

Aficionados of Anglican Canon Law will be aware that Ordinations may only be conducted on certain major feast days. It may be wondered whether March 17th, the Feast of St. Patrick, has sufficient weight to count as a proper major feast. In the event, St. Patrick’s Day coincided with the last game in the Rugby Six Nations, in which Ireland decisively beat England to take the Grand Slam. Bordeaux being a keen rugby city, the anxious would have been left in no doubt that St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in Bordeaux was a major feast !


Sunday – Holy Communion Service

The Revd Richard Bromley, Mission Director of ICS, led our Sunday Worship Service and concluded his sermon with some exciting words:

Allow me to say three things to you in conclusion.

I believe this is your time, Now the hour has come… 

This Bordeaux church is at pivotal moment. With Charlotte, this is not about business as usual with a new priest. This is about so much more as we adventure forward.

Secondly, I pray this church continues to develop as a community of welcome. To be a community where the invitation is open. Making space for people to belong. Christ will draw all people… 

Finally I want to say.  It is time to dare greatly.

Daring greatly:  About vulnerability.  About risk.  About stepping out when everything in you screams no.  Refusing to play safe because it is the safe thing to do. About remembering what it is that Christ has called you to.

As Jesus put it… About dying to self.  About wheat falling in the ground, but life comes.

I finish with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt,  26th President of USA.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how others stumble,  or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,  and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


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


Ordination of the Reverend Charlotte Sullivan: Saturday, 17th March 2018 at 14:30


 

The Chaplaincy Wardens, Council, and members of the Anglican Community in Aquitaine, are pleased to invite you to:

The Service of Ordination to the Priesthood

of the Reverend Charlotte Sullivan

by the Right Reverend Dr Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe

Saturday, 17th March 2018 at 14:30 in the Chapelle de l’Assomption, 33200 BORDEAUX

Entrance for cars and pedestrians is on Boulevard du President Wilson via the double gates which are just after rue Sainte-Germaine and immediately before the bus stop.

Please join us to witness this important step in Charlotte’s ministry.  All of the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine Churches will be represented and the Bordeaux Anglican Choir and the Kids’ Choir will be participating.

All are invited to attend the ‘Tea and Cakes’ Reception which will immediately follow the Service.

Contributions of cakes for the Reception will be gratefully received.

Please R.S.V.P. before 7th March 2018

To R.S.V.P online: Please click here

Or if you prefer:

To R.S.V.P by email: Please email info@anglicanbordeaux.org and in your email, please include the name(s) and email address(es) of those attending the Service and similarly for those attending the Reception.

 


Holy Communion with the Madagascan Community


Holy Communion with the Madagascan Communities of Bordeaux and Toulouse led by Revd Tony Lomas and Stephen Razafindratsima

On November 19th, the Madagascan Communities of Bordeaux and Toulouse were led by Revd Tony Lomas and Stephen Razafindratsima for a service of Holy Communion.

We welcomed Aaron, born two months ago and who came the first time in our Church. We also congratulated his parents who were happy to share their joy with us during the bring and share lunch. As usual, the children participated in the readings with adults.

Tony’s sermon was focused on taking risk for God : “when we get to heaven, if we have never allowed ourselves to take risks on God’s behalf, we will sense his huge disappointment that we have not lived the life he made us for.”

The Madagascan Carol service will be on December 10th, Some friends are expected to come for this annual wonderful and “unique” service with singing and reading.


 

December and Christmas at the Anglican Church in Bordeaux


 2nd December, Saturday

14:30 – Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar is always a very enjoyable social afternoon for all and a valuable fundraiser for the church.

The raffle is always popular so you are encouraged to bring a raffle prize with you.  Small or large! The ‘Silent Promise’ auction goes from strength to strength. Full details of other help and contributions that you can make are here.

But most of all come and enjoy yourselves in a festive Christmas atmosphere!  A map and directions are here


3rd December, Sunday

15:00 – Kids Choir Concert

The Children with some assistance from Stephen and Holi Razafindratsima

17:00 – Choral Evensong

Service led by Revd Tony Lomas. A map and directions are here

Please note that there is no morning Service on Sunday 3rd December


10th December, Sunday

14:30 – Madagascan Carol Service

Service led by the Revd Philip Harbridge assisted by Philip Razafindratsima

17:00 – Christmas Carol Service

The Bordeaux Church has quite the reputation and the Christmas Carol Service attracts people from far and wide, it is a multi-national affair.

Over 300 people, including children, attend the Service which will be led by the Revd Philip Harbridge. Carols and Anthems from the Choir and contributions from the Sunday School children and the ‘Kids Choir’.

There is plenty of private parking in the church grounds. A map and directions are here

Please note that there is no morning Service on Sunday 10th December


17th December, Sunday at 10:30 – Holy Communion

Service led by Revd Philip Harbridge


24th December, Sunday at 10:30 – Holy Communion

Service led by Revd David and Revd Angela Marshall


25th December, Monday

11:00 – Christmas Day Holy Communion

Service led by the Revd David and Revd Angela Marshall.  A map and directions are here


31st December, Sunday at 10:30 – Holy Communion

Service led by Revd Robin Nash


In English


En Français


Sunday 3rd December - Kids Choir Concert at 15:00 followed by Advent Choral Evensong Service at 17:00


Sunday 3rd December – Kids Choir Concert at 15:00 followed by Advent Choral Evensong Service at 17:00

  


DSC_0071Welcome !

Our Anglican Services are in English and are held at La Chapelle de l’Assomption

In addition to the Chapelle there is also a large and flourishing school.  We are guests of the Communauté de l’Assomption and must abide by all the strict hygiene rules which are given to us. So cats and dogs are strictly not allowed into the grounds of L’Assomption.

If you plan to arrive with your cat or doggy friend then please park in the streets outside. There are usually plenty of parking places nearby particularly in rue Sainte-Germaine which is the turning to the right immediately before the entrance.

The temporary entrance which we previously used for pedestrians, cyclists and cars is now closed and we have reverted back to the normal main entrance entering via the large red double gates on boulevard President Wilson.


Map

Please click here


bordeaux-2cv-privateEntrance and Parking

  • Easy free and private car parking in the grounds of the Chapelle:
    • Drive along boulevard President Wilson in the direction of Bordeaux Lac
    • When nearing number 370, look out on your right for rue Naujac and then …..
    • ….. look out for rue Sainte Germaine.  (If you travel with your cat or doggy friend then please park outside. There are usually plenty of parking places nearby particularly in rue Sainte-Germaine)
    • The entrance is through the big red double gates on the right, immediately after rue Sainte Germaine and immediately before the bus stop Map

TBC_Bus_place_des_Quiconces_-_BordeauxBy Bus

  • Bus stop CARNOT is directly outside the big red double gates which is the car and pedestrian entrance into the Chapelle Map
    • Travel on bus service 9 in the direction BRANDENBURG and get off the bus at bus stop: CARNOT

Christmas Carol Service - Celebration en Anglais avec Chants de Noel: Sunday, 10th December at 17:00


 


 


DSC_0071Welcome !

Our Anglican Services are in English and are held at La Chapelle de l’Assomption

In addition to the Chapelle there is also a large and flourishing school.  We are guests of the Communauté de l’Assomption and must abide by all the strict hygiene rules which are given to us. So cats and dogs are strictly not allowed into the grounds of L’Assomption.

If you plan to arrive with your cat or doggy friend then please park in the streets outside. There are usually plenty of parking places nearby particularly in rue Sainte-Germaine which is the turning to the right immediately before the entrance.

The temporary entrance which we previously used for pedestrians, cyclists and cars is now closed and we have reverted back to the normal main entrance entering via the large red double gates on boulevard President Wilson.


Map

Please click here


bordeaux-2cv-privateEntrance and Parking

  • Easy free and private car parking in the grounds of the Chapelle:
    • Drive along boulevard President Wilson in the direction of Bordeaux Lac
    • When nearing number 370, look out on your right for rue Naujac and then …..
    • ….. look out for rue Sainte Germaine.  (If you travel with your cat or doggy friend then please park outside. There are usually plenty of parking places nearby particularly in rue Sainte-Germaine)
    • The entrance is through the big red double gates on the right, immediately after rue Sainte Germaine and immediately before the bus stop Map

TBC_Bus_place_des_Quiconces_-_BordeauxBy Bus

  • Bus stop CARNOT is directly outside the big red double gates which is the car and pedestrian entrance into the Chapelle Map
    • Travel on bus service 9 in the direction BRANDENBURG and get off the bus at bus stop: CARNOT

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.


 

Christmas Greetings from Bramwell and Jennifer in Lusanne


Bramwell and I have been thinking about you all especially last Saturday for the bazaar and this week with all the preparations for the Carol Service.

Bram is currently serving as Locum Chaplain for the Lausanne area here in Switzerland….and of course I am here backing him up too! Yesterday we joined the small monthly pastoral prayer group in the church where we prayed for local people and, as a special request, for the church family in Bordeaux.

We have been made very welcome and it is lovely to be celebrating the birth of Christ with them all. Both our girls are joining us for Christmas and we are looking forward to showing them some of this beautiful area….the mountains, the lake and the old town.

But our friends at Bordeaux are always in our hearts. We send our love and best wishes for a Joyous and Blessed Christmas and an exciting year ahead in 2017?

With much love from us both and we will be thinking of you tomorrow (as we take part in the Ecumenical Carol Service in the centre of Lausanne).

Jennifer and Bramwell


 

Christmas Carol Service - Celebration en Anglais avec Chants de Noel: Sunday, 11 December at 17:00



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Please note the revised entrance for cars, cyclists and pedestrians:

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Our Anglican Services are in English and are held at La Chapelle de l’Assomption

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ENTRANCE FOR PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS AND CARS HAS CHANGED


Map

Please click here


bordeaux-2cv-privateRevised entrance

  • Easy free and private car parking in the grounds of the Chapelle:
    • Drive along boulevard President Wilson in the direction of Bordeaux Lac
    • When nearing number 370, look out on your right for rue Naujac and …..
    • ….. turn at the next right turn into rue Sainte Germaine and the entrance is opposite rue Verdier – Map
  • GPS
    • Set your GPS to 46 rue Sainte Germaine, Bordeaux
    • On arrival at No. 46, look across the road and you will see the gateway a few metres further on and opposite the intersection of rue Verdier – Map
  • Departure
    • Please exit via the automatic electric gate located on the left at the end of the row of garages as you out of the car park

Inspirational


Sunset-Pacific-ocean‘I Am Standing Upon The Seashore’ by Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933)

Henry Jackson van Dyke was an American author, educator and son of a Minister.

His writing, below, was selected by a person with a strong Christian faith and read at her recent funeral:

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone”

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…


Bordeaux Anglican Church Choir – Concert of English Sacred Music


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Saturday, 4th June 2016 at 15:00

Cathédrale Saint André

Place Pey Berland

Bordeaux

 

.Free entrance but donations will be welcome. DO SPREAD THE WORD!

Richard Hunt and the Choir have been working extra hard to prepare a nice mixture of classic and modern sacred music for the pleasure of all, and in a fabulous setting.

Mark the date and bring a friend!


 

Revd Peter and Barbara Jordan - Welcome to Bordeaux!

pete_jordanRev’d Peter and Barbara Jordan have offered to serve in Bordeaux for two months and will arrive on 19th May.

They write, “To introduce ourselves it’s best to say that we are both Merseysiders – Peter being born on the right side of the river which he claims to be the correct side i.e. Liverpool and Barbara on the left side, on the Wirral.

Since beginning our ‘pensionable work for the Lord’ we have come together to Wallasey, on the Wirral where we are now very pleased to have our own little home after many years of living in various vicarages.

Our married life, which began in 1965, when we were very young, has taken us to homes in Jamaica, Ollerton (Notts), Durham, Nottingham, London, Liverpool and Barcelona. During this time we have become Christians (in Ollerton), been called to train for full-time ministry (Durham) and served the Lord in churches in the others.

We have also become parents of five children, two of them by adoption, (all five are married), and now also have seven (almost eight!) grandchildren. Last summer we enjoyed a great celebration with all our family of 50 years of marriage. We also rejoiced in the publication of our life story – ‘Someday I’m gonna write’ – and will bring some copies with us!

To go to Barcelona in 2002 for Peter to be the Chaplain of the English-speaking Anglican church there was a great privilege and joy and we are very happy for our association with ICS and the Diocese in Europe to continue in our ‘retirement’ and look forward to coming to Bordeaux in May.”

Welcome to Bordeaux – soyez les bienvenus !

Chaplaincy Praise Day, Sunday 29th May at the beautiful abbey of St Avit Senieur


We are all invited to the Chaplaincy Praise Day on Sunday 29th May at the beautiful abbey of St Avit Senieur (Dordogne).

Program

3:00pm – Chaplaincy Eucharist

4:00pm – Picnic (and rehearsal for United Chaplaincy Choir)

5:15pm – Festival of Praise (featuring the award-winning UCLAN Choir, the United Chaplaincy Choir and Congregational singing)

Singing

There is participation from our Bordeaux Church Choir led by Richard Hunt and also from our Kids Choir led by Stephen and Holi Razafindratsima.  They will all sing as part of the United Chaplaincy Choir

Many will remember the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Choir who sang to great effect with us previously at L’Assomption and also at one of our open-air Eucharists in the Medoc.  Please click here for a nice informal video of the UCLAN Choir.

Transport  

We are planning to book a coach leaving L’Assomption after the optional short Morning Prayer Service.  If you would like to travel on the coach, please click here to send us a short email message  eg Yes, two of us would like to travel by coach (or similar)

If you are planning to attend but travelling independently/car sharing then click here to send an email message to that effect which would be most helpful to us in our planning.

Uplifting !

This will be a most uplifting day! We will be joining people from across the Chaplaincy.  Why not bring a friend…perhaps someone who hasn’t been to church for a while? 

Enjoy the Service, enjoy the singing, enjoy your picnic and enjoy the ambiance in this glorious setting of the abbey and its grounds.

To set the scene, here are photos from a previous Pentecost Service led by Bramwell at St Avit Senieur.

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