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 click here

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  • 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


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



.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).


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)


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.


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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Sing Praise

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Chanter, c’est prier deux fois!

Do you like to sing? Aimez-vous chanter ?

Please join the privileged many who are busy practicing inspiring music with Director of Music, Richard Hunt, every Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Chapel. It’s a very rewarding and fun time for all.

Venez chanter avec nous le samedi après-midi de 15h à 17h.

PLEASE NOTE! The Choir has been invited to perform a concert at:

Cathédrale St André June 4th at 3 p.m.

Please note this in your diaries and better yet,be part of the choir!

A noter : Le Chœur Anglican va donner un concert à la Cathédrale St André le 4 juin à 15h. Venez nombreux.

Memorable June service - Celebration of Paul's ministry with us

bdx21june03The Chaplain and his family’s last service in Bordeaux: The service on June 21st was a memorable one for the many who were able to lift up holy hands to praise God and give thanks for the Vrolijk family who have ministered to Chaplaincy churches in Aquitaine over the past 6 years. Paul and Andrew co-celebrated the service and Paul preached a moving sermon as always.

The little ones lifted up painted hands (!) to prepare a small gift for Janine who has helped out tremendously with the Sunday School.

There was an air of “déjà vu” at the service. The choir sang several anthems which were part of Paul’s installation service held in Bordeaux in February 2009. A special rendition of “You Chose the Cross” by Martyn Layzell was sung by Holi & Stephen with beautiful flute playing by Jenny.

After a congregation prayer and blessing on the Vrolijk family, the choir finished the service with the ever beautiful Halleluja Chorus by Handel.

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