UCLAN Choir at Cathedral St Andre - 29 May 2019


UCLAN Choir at Cathedral St Andre – 29 May 2019


UCLAN Choir at Cathedral St Andre


UCLAN Choir at Cathedral St Andre – 29 May 2019


2019 Holy Week Services in Bordeaux


Holy Week Services

Thursday, 18th April at 18:00 – Maundy Thursday Holy Communion led by the Rev’d Charlotte Sullivan at Église Saint-Pierre, Place Saint-Pierre, 33000 BORDEAUX ( map )

Friday 19th April at 19:30 – Good Friday Vigil led by Rev’d Charlotte Sullivan at FLOIRAC

Sunday 21st April at 7:00 – Easter Morning Sunrise Service – Ecumenical Service with our Roman Catholic and at Protestant Brothers and Sisters at Temple du Ha, 32 rue du Cdt Arnould, 33000 BORDEAUX ( map )

Sunday, 21st April at 10.30 – Easter Anglican Holy Communion led by Rev’d Charlotte Sulliva at Église Saint-Pierre, Place Saint-Pierre, 33000 BORDEAUX ( map )

ALL ARE WELCOME !


Services following Holy Week at Chapel of Le Bon Pasteur, rue de L’Ecole Normale 33200 BORDEAUX Map ) ( Directions )

Sunday, April 28th 10.30 – All Age Worship led by Revd. Charlotte Sullivan

Sunday, 5th May 10.30 – Morning Worship led by Christine Rychlewski

Sunday, 12th May 10.30 – Family Communion led by Revd Charlotte Sullivan

Sunday, 19th May 10.30 – Family Communion led by Revd Charlotte Sullivan

ALL ARE WELCOME !



UPDATE - Locations for Choir Rehearsals in November


CALLING ALL CHORISTERS OLD AND NEW !

UPDATE – Locations for Choir Rehearsals in November

  • Saturday 3rd November from 14.30 to 16.30
    • In the reception centre to the left as you enter the site of Eglise St Jean-Marie Vianney, 23 rue Félix Faure, 33600 PESSAC
    • Click here for a map
    • Bus n° 4, and tram B at Alouette
    • Parking is available
  • Saturday 10th November from 14.30 to 16.30
    • L’Assomption
  • Saturday 17th November from 14.30 to 16.30
    • L’Assomption
  • Saturday 24th November from 14.30 to 16.30
    • In the church of Eglise St Jean-Marie Vianney, rue Félix Faure, 33600 PESSAC
    • Click here for a map
    • Bus n° 4, and tram B at Alouette
    • Parking is available.

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.


 

Kids' Choir Concert - December 2017


I Lift My Hands (Andre Kempen)

Beautifully sung by Holi and Stephen, accompanied by Segar on the guitar


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Music and Choir

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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


Kids’ Choir Concert


Our first Kids’ Choir Concert

The Kid’s choir has continued to run very well in Bordeaux. The children rehearse after each service except during school holidays.

For the first time, the Kid’s Choir performed a concert last December, with the children singing worship songs in English and French. Some solos were performed by the eldest while the younger ones learned to accompany them. The concert was presented by Lindsay, accompanied by Segar, Johnson, Stephen and conducted by Holi.

The songs of praise and ensuing applause raised the roof and the “bis” were numerous !

We are blessed to have this youth ministry in Bordeaux. A big thank-you to the leaders.


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Evening Prayers set to Music: Evensong - Sunday, December 3rd at 17.00


Following the tradition of English cathedrals, the Bordeaux Anglican Church Choir will be singing the Evening Prayers of the Church as set to music by the great English and Anglican composers.

The psalms are sung to Anglican chant, and the two evening canticles – Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis – are sung to settings from as early as the 16th century to the present.

In addition, a major anthem is sung highlighting the theme of the day or the season.

The congregation joins in on the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles Creed and the hymns.

In hearing the texts sung to more extended choral settings one is able to meditate on them and perhaps perceive new insight into them as each composer interprets these texts through music. The worshipper is engaged more through hearing than active participation, yet nevertheless can find that in listening his heart can be moved to add a silent “amen” to the prayers and praises sung by the choir.

What better way to start off the Advent Season! Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 3rd at 17.00.


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.


 

Our two Services on Sunday 22nd January


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.


 

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

'A month in Bordeaux'


Peter and Barbara Jordan write:

Bx_JordansBeing British, we should begin with a weather report – but we won’t!

Rather we’ll emphasize the wonderful welcome, worship that threatens to raise the roof, wonder at the diversity of nationalities and ages in the congregation and thanksgiving for the many volunteer ‘helpers’ each Sunday, all ensuring that worship at Bordeaux runs smoothly. Well done!

Peter has enjoyed singing in the choir under maestro Richard, especially at the Chaplaincy Day at St Avit Sénieur and in the Cathédrale St André. We have both enjoyed the Bible study evenings, with the dining beforehand, just as sumptuous as the study, and we’ve enjoyed Bordeaux, even including a football game in the ‘fan zone’ – England 2 – Wales 1!

Thank you!!


 

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!