Christmas Message


Christmas Message

Dear Friends,

I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and peaceful New Year.  I know many of you are away, so I pray for safe travel, fun times and much laughter as you enjoy meeting family and friends.

I wanted to thank all of you for the most incredible nine months; for all the hard work that went into organising my Priesting, followed by the most amazing welcome and the continued support that you have offered me since I took up post in April.  I can honestly say it has been a pleasure to serve such a vibrant and loving community.

I know that 2019 will start with some challenges as the search for our new spiritual home continues, but I am confident that with faith, prayer, trust and commitment we will overcome hurdles and breakdown boundaries until we find the place that God wants us to be.

Throughout the year I have often spoken to you about God’s promises, as we walk into a new year together I offer you a promise, a verse taken from Paul’s letter to the Romans Ch 8:18

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

To God be the Glory!

My love and prayers to you all this Christmas,

Charlotte


 

Charity Giving


Chap-Aid Giving from the Bordeaux Church in 2018 and a New Year’s Resolution

As the Old Year comes to an end and we look forward to a brighter 2019, a resounding applause for organisers of fundraising events in Bordeaux in 2018 and especially to those who have been generous both financially and in practical ways!

More than 2,000€ were collected for a variety of good causes: Shelterbox which reacts quickly in emergencies and natural disasters, the Bishop’s Appeals for various groups near or far, our own local charities (the Foyer Fraternel Gouffrand, Emmaüs, and soon La Maison de Marie), plus Chap-Aid general funds. Hats off especially to our dear children and their parents who raised over 900€ with their Kids’ Sponsored Walk. What an example!

Thanks too for the blessing of the Christmas Bazaar with 10% of the income going to our local charities. Plus practical items brought to church and hands-on work at the Foyer. And lest we forget … every penny does count! The Coin Jar held more than 100€ in loose change.

We are all called to shine with the light of Christ. Why not make it a New Year’s resolution to offer your time to help others and brighten the world.



2018 Carol Services


Sunday, 9th December at 4.00 pm

ENGLISH CAROL SERVICE

Readings and Carols with the Choir and Children’s Presentation

Eglise Notre Dame de Bordeaux, 1 rue Mably, Bordeaux

 

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Sunday, 9th December at 2.00 pm

A Celebration in French and Malagasy with Christmas Carols and the participation of the children

Eglise Notre Dame de Bordeaux, 1 rue Mably, Bordeaux

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2018 Christmas Bazaar


Christmas Bazaar at 14:30 on Saturday 1st December

The Christmas Bazaar this year is at: Eglise Jean-Marie de Vianney, 23 Rue Félix Faure, 33600 PESSAC ( map )

Our Bazaar is the Bordeaux Anglican Church’s biggest fundraiser (and fun raiser!) We are  dependent on the generosity of everyone including the helpers.  Can you lend a hand?  There are ways that you can join in on the fun as well as enjoying the Bazaar itself.

If the ‘Helpers Poster’ at the bottom of this page does not display then please click here

Offer to help via an email to Heather. Click here to email Heather

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The Bazaar is the Bordeaux Anglican Church’s biggest fundraiser (and fun raiser!) We are  dependent on the generosity of everyone including the helpers.  Can you lend a hand?  There are ways that you can join in on the fun as well as enjoying the Bazaar itself.

If the ‘Helpers Poster’ below does not display then please click here

Offer to help via an email to Heather. Click here to email Heather

2018 Bazaar help

Map


Kids' Choir Concert - December 2017


I Lift My Hands (Andre Kempen)

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


If the video does not display or play correctly in your browser then please go direct to our YouTube channel here

If the video does not display or play correctly in your browser then please go direct to our YouTube channel here


Music and Choir

For more information about our Adult and Kid’s Choirs please click here


 

Christmas Day at the Anglical Church in Bordeaux


11:00 – Christmas Day Family Communion Service
Monday 25th December
A map and directions are here
Plenty of private parking available

Service led by Revd David Marshall and Revd Angela Marshall. 

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


Wanted for the 2017 Christmas Bazaar


SATURDAY 2rd DECEMBER – WE NEED YOU!

ASSISTANCE AND GOODIES WANTED FOR THE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Helpers needed from 10:00 onwards

The Bazaar starts at 2:30pm


BOOK STALL

Wanted – English books, CDs, Videos Please contact:

  • Please contact Paul Dixon – 05 56 35 35 90 Email: here

CAKES

Wanted – sponge cakes, fruit cakes, gingerbread, shortbread, biscuits, fudge etc etc Please contact:

  • Heather Cleda – 06 98 39 80 69 Email: here

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Wanted – Christmas Puddings, Mincemeat, Christmas Crackers and Cards etc.  Please contact:

  • Deirdre Rankin – 05 56 03 37 65 Email:  here

Wanted – Help to run the stall.  Please contact:

  • Deirdre Rankin – 05 56 03 37 65 Email: here

HOME PRODUCE

Wanted – Jam, marmalade, honey, chutney, pickles or preserves of any kind, fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables from the garden.  Please contact:

  • Anne Sharp – 05 57 88 46 24  Email: here

RAFFLE

Wanted – Lots of gifts to be raffled! & helpers to sell raffle tickets.

SILENT PROMISES

Wanted – Offers of fun activities and help that people can bid for in the Silent Auction at the bazaar e.g. cycling trip, computer help, gardening, ironing, picnic, wine tasting, etc. Do you have an interesting hobby that others would enjoy? Let your imagination run wild!

Wanted – Help to run the stall with David Yo

  • Please contact: Lindsay Megraud – 05 56 96 44 17 Email: here

TEA STALL

Wanted – Cookies, scones and biscuits.  Please contact:

  • Rhian Foreau – 05 56 36 99 63 Email: here

WHITE ELEPHANT

Wanted – Anything that might conceivably be bought as a Christmas present for all ages, e.g. adults, children, teenagers etc.

Wanted – Help to run the stall.

  • Please contact: Liz Guilding – 05 57 64 75 71 Email: here

WINE STALL

Wanted – Bottles of wine, spirits etc  Please contact:

  • Pamela Prior – 05 56 59 67 34 Email: here

  • OR Paul Sharp – 05 57 88 46 24 Email: here



Revd Philip Harbridge


Welcome Revd Philip Harbridge and Honorine !

Revd Philip Harbridge and his wife Honorine will be joining us for two Sundays in December including our Carol Service on Sunday 10th December at 17:00.

Philip has been Senior School Chaplain at Millfield in Somerset since September 2007. Honorine also works in the school.

Before Millfield, Philip was Chaplain at Christ’s College, Cambridge and served his curacy at All Saints Church in Hampton. He went to Westcott Theological College, though only seeing the light after a career first as a commercial lawyer!

Philip met and married Honorine on her native island of Madagascar following eighteen months missionary work with USPG. Honorine speaks no fewer than four languages, including French, and gained a doctorate in Theatre Studies from Hull University in 2005.

Their children Sophie and Tiffany (aged 11 and 8 respectively) are in the junior (prep) department at Millfield.


Carol Service

To recognise the sporting heritage of Millfield School, the welcome and access to your seat at the Carol Service may be a little more athletic this year !!


Christmas Bazaar Silent Auction - Contributions needed !


Contributions

The Silent Promise Auction is always very popular stall at the Bazaar and contributions have included everything from ironing to gardening, computer help, dinner, wine tour, gite weekend and even a flight in a plane over the Bassin d’Arcachon

Let your imagination run wild! Remember that if it is of interest/useful to you then it will interest others and will also raise some money!

Please email details of your offer to info@anglicanbordeaux.org


Bidders

There is a paper ‘auction sheet’ on the table for each item. To bid, write the amount of euros you wish to bid. Each bid must be greater than the one before. Come back later and check if a higher bid has been entered and then you bid higher. All bids are anonymous so you do not know who you are bidding against !



Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 2nd December at 14:30


Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Bazaar at 14:30

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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

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  • 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

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

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 at the Anglican Church in Bordeaux


english-christmas-bazaar-2016_englishChristmas Bazaar – Saturday 3rd December at 14:30

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!

Please note the revised entrance to the church is in rue Sainte Germaine through the entrance opposite rue Verdier. Full details are here


email-version_christmas-carol-service-2016_englishChristmas Carol Service – Sunday 11th December at 17:00

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 Reverend David Kirby with 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.

Please note the revised entrance to the church is in rue Sainte Germaine through the entrance opposite rue Verdier. Full details are here

(Also, please remember that the morning Service is replaced by the evening Carol Service)


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Christmas Day Holy Communion – Sunday, 25th December at 10:30

Service led by the Reverend David Kirby

Please note the revised entrance to the church is in rue Sainte Germaine through the entrance opposite rue Verdier. Full details are here

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

Christmas Bazaar - Vente de Noël - Saturday 3rd December at 14:30


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Help Wanted!


SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER – WE NEED YOU!

ASSISTANCE AND GOODIES WANTED FOR THE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Helpers needed from 10:00 onwards

The Bazaar starts at 2:30pm


BOOK STALL

Wanted – English books, CDs, Videos Please contact:

  • Please contact Paul Dixon – 05 56 35 35 90 Email: here

CAKES

Wanted – sponge cakes, fruit cakes, gingerbread, shortbread, biscuits, fudge etc etc Please contact:

  • Nellie Salvi – 06 11 37 46 78 Email: here

  • OR Heather Cleda – 06 98 39 80 69 Email: here

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Wanted – Christmas Puddings, Mincemeat, Christmas Crackers and Cards etc.  Please contact:

  • Deirdre Rankin – 05 56 03 37 65 Email:  here

Wanted – Help to run the stall.  Please contact:

  • Deirdre Rankin – 05 56 03 37 65 Email: here

GAMES / QUIZ FOR ALL

Wanted – Volunteer(s) to organize a fun game or quiz for all?  Please contact:

  • Pamela Prior – 05 56 59 67 34  Email: here

HOME PRODUCE

Wanted – Jam, marmalade, honey, chutney, pickles or preserves of any kind, fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables from the garden.  Please contact:

  • Anne Sharp – 05 57 88 46 24  Email: here

KIDS CORNER

Wanted –  Young helpers to organize and run games and activities for the children

Wanted –  Children to come in Fancy dress – prizes offered for original costumes

  • Please contact Pamela Prior – 05 56 59 67 34 Email: here

RAFFLE

Wanted – Lots of gifts to be raffled! & helpers to sell raffle tickets.  Please contact:

  • Kit Seguin – 05 57 64 82 41 Email: here

SILENT PROMISES

Wanted – Offers of fun activities and help that people can bid for in the Silent Auction at the bazaar e.g. cycling trip, computer help, gardening, ironing, picnic, wine tasting, etc. Do you have an interesting hobby that others would enjoy? Let your imagination run wild!

Wanted – Help to run the stall.

  • Please contact: Lindsay Megraud – 05 56 96 44 17 Email: here

TEA STALL

Wanted – Cookies, scones and biscuits.  Please contact:

  • Rhian Foreau – 05 56 36 99 63 Email: here

  • OR Caroline Ward – 07 83 52 55 32 Email: here

WHITE ELEPHANT

Wanted – Anything that might conceivably be bought as a Christmas present for all ages, e.g. adults, children, teenagers etc.

Wanted – Help to run the stall.

  • Please contact: Liz Guilding – 05 57 64 75 71 Email: here

WINE STALL

Wanted – Bottles of wine, spirits etc  Please contact:

  • Pamela Prior – 05 56 59 67 34 Email: here

  • OR Paul Sharp – 05 57 88 46 24 Email: here


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Christmas Bazaar - Vente de Noël - Saturday 3rd December at 14:30


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Christmas Day Service

 


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We had fun this morning, trying to discover what was inside the giant cracker!

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Some lousy jokes, a crown and a love story!

Lovely to see so many to celebrate Christmas Day with us.