Candlemas Pancake Party - Sunday 3rd February after the Service


Sunday 3rd February after the Service

CANDLEMAS PANCAKE PARTY

Sunday February 3rd after church: Candlemas Pancake party at Christine Rychlewski’s house (not far from the Bon Pasteur Chapel)

Directions will be available at church, if you have not visited Christine’s house before.

Come and chat and relax over a pancake (or two!) with hot or cold drinks. All are very welcome!



10:30 Sunday 6th January: Holy Communion - Rev'd Tony Lomas at St Pierre, Bordeaux

We are Growing so we are Moving !

In 2018 we held our final Service at L’Assomption and we are finalising the details of our new home.

Our Service on Sunday 6th January will take place at 10:30 at Église Saint-Pierre, Place Saint-Pierre, 33000 Bordeaux  (Map)

Until we are settled, please regularly check our calendar for the location and start time of each individual Service.

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


Celebrating our Diversity at Bordeaux 


Sunday 18th November

Celebrating our Diversity at Bordeaux 

A service of joy and light with a gospel theme!

An uplifting and joyous Service ! Thank you to Rev’d Charlotte, Heather, Barry, Nathan, Stephen, helpers and everybody involved for making it such a memorable celebration of our diversity. For photos of the occasion, please click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dbTdK28M6oPu2T3QA


 

Celebrating our Diversity at Bordeaux 


Sunday 18th November 10.30am at L’Assomption

Celebrating our Diversity at Bordeaux 

A service of joy and light with a gospel theme!

With Rev’d Charlotte Sullivan – All are very welcome

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If the music videos above do not display, then please click on the YouTube links below:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgWVV5R_Qs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzU_jT7Y_JA

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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.

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



Kids Sponsored Walk - Sunday 7th October - Parc Bordelais


CHAPLAINCY OF AQUITAINE
Paroisse Anglicane de Bordeaux
Association Cultuelle N° 2/23047 (Gironde)

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CHAP-AID

Association Caritative de la “Chaplaincy of Aquitaine”
Loi 1901 N° W332000686 (Gironde)

KIDS’ SPONSORED WALK

Sunday, 7th October 2018 at the Parc Bordelais

In aid of the charities the Bordeaux Anglican Church supports. The Bordeaux Church Sunday School and Youth Group will be walking in aid of the Foyer Fraternel Gouffrand and Emmaüs, both associations which help the needy in the region. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Departure at 14:00 from the main entrance of the Parc Bordelais, Avenue Carnot & Rue du Bocage

Be a walker Please click here to display the poster

or

Be a SPONSOR!Please click here to print a Sponsorship Form

Every little encouragement and contribution, big or small,
will be a tremendous HELP for the NEEDY. Thank you.


 

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.


 

New Bible Study


New Bible Study!! – Coming soon – date to be announced – Watch this space

Rev’d Charlotte Sullivan writes:

Following on from just10 and keeping in mind our Stewardship theme for October, I would like to propose that our next bible study is one that focuses on Commitment.

The study material that I have chosen is based on a sermon by Robert Boyd Munger, My Heart Christ’s Home.  I first read this sermon six years ago and it challenged me deeply enough for me to make significant changes in my life at the time!  I re-read the short book today and found it just as provocative!  I thought to myself,  ” I don’t want to study this on my own again”, this time I want to talk and think about it with my friends!

Please watch this space for a starting date but please remember that it is fellowship, it is informal discussion and it is food, oh ….. there is wine too!  What’s not to like?  Come and try it.

 


 

Sunday 8th July 2018: All Age Worship with a topical theme!

Sunday 8th July 2018 – All Age Worship with Rev’d Charlotte

Our theme for All Age Worship this week is Football !! Especially working as a team and obeying the rules!

Please come along and join us. We are going to have lots of fun, singing some praise songs, singing some football songs and shaking a some tambourines …

Feel free to wear your favourite football shirts and/or scarfs and prepare to Worship His Holy Name!

All Age Worship - Sunday 8th July


Still reflecting on how God touches us through music especially the music in today’s service.
I’m not sure what the odds are of us having a visitor in our congregation this morning from Liverpool…a visitor from Liverpool who was present at the Hillsborough disaster…and who cannot listen to the song “You’ll never walk alone” without tears and painful memories…but I imagine the odds are very small.

We also sang “When the saints go marching in” a song I haven’t been able to sing for 4 years as it was the final tribute played at my husband’s funeral. I simply felt I had to include it today.

I think in the midst of the joy this morning for two of us at least God said …I’m here..I know the memories these songs bring, some of them are painful to you…..But in the midst of that pain and grief I am still here with you and I always will be.

Reverend Charlotte Sullivan


 

All Age Worship with a topical theme!


Sunday 8th July 2018 – All Age Worship with Rev’d Charlotte

Our theme for All Age Worship this week is Football !! Especially working as a team and obeying the rules!

Please come along and join us. We are going to have lots of fun, singing some praise songs, singing some football songs and shaking a some tambourines …

Feel free to wear your favourite football shirts and/or scarfs and prepare to Worship His Holy Name!


 

CLAY POTS we are but SHINING in the Light of the Holy Spirit


I am one of the Sunday School teachers in Bordeaux. I was very pleased with myself last week week because I had come up with the exciting idea of making clay pots because the reading was about – clay pots. The wind was taken out of my sails somewhat when we came back into the church after Sunday School and all of a sudden, my clay pots started to look really boring because what had Janis used for her sermon for the adults ? A clay pot. Obviously !

I hoped that the collection of clay pots that I brought home with me would dry naturally. By last night, they had’t, so I had to cook them. Slowly. So slowly that I fell asleep, nearly burnt the house down and had only very burnt offerings to bring into church this morning. It did add weight to the lesson of last week. That we are ONLY horrible, burnt, ugly and broken – clay pots* and that it is only the Holy Spirit which is like a candle in a clay pot that can shine out of us, but ….

However as lots were left behind in church this morning, I concluded that this week’s teacher, Dan, had come up with a far better idea. The reading was about Samuel listening and so the children had all made Listening Ears. They were all proudly and happily wearing bands around their heads, crown style, with enormous ears attached to either side. They were a rainbow of brightly coloured Dumbos, Mr Spocks, Big Friendly Giants and Mickey Mouses – Mickey Mice ?

How grateful I am to have a Sunday School full of children, but also a solid team of Sunday school workers. We are all parts of the same body …. and if I make a mess one week, I know that I can count on my team members to do better the next. How blessed we are !

‘Alfred (Clay Pot)’ Sharp


 

Picnic Play-Readers 3rd June 2018


Play-reading, like the Madagascan service, tends to switch Sundays to suit the people involved. In June, although not intentional, the two coincided and a joint picnic lunch took place.

What was particularly nice was that Janis Adams, who had taken the morning service, and her husband Roger were able to join the picnic. Once Janis and Roger had left for their drive back, the play-readers moved the table they had been sitting around a little further up the cloister, leaving the Madagascans to finish their lunch.

The play chosen was Noel Coward’s ‘Blythe Spirit’ which takes place in the house of Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth. To obtain some material for a book he is writing he has invited Madame Arcati to hold a seance. He has also invited two friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman to participate.

Following the seance, the ghost of Elvira, Charles’s first wife appears, but the only person who can see her or hear what she says, is Charles, and this situation causes considerable misunderstandings.

David Young was a convincing Charles, Francoise Boin made a marvellous job of Madame Arcati, Heather Cléda was the very sexy Elvira in contrast to the rather staid, down to earth Ruth, read by Pamela and Ed Hitchcock and Pamela Blackwell were Dr. and Mrs. Bradman.

The next Act reveals the consequences of the arrival of the unexpected guest and we will discover that at the next meeting of the Play-reading group, which will take place on July 15th, the third Sunday in the month.

Pamela Prior


Bordeaux Anglican Church Sports Day - 17 June 2018


After the morning Church service 27 children between the ages of 5 and 82 descended on the Presbytery for the first ever annual sports day. We were blessed with excellent weather – no rain, some sun but not too hot – and we were also blessed with excellent food.

After lunch there were amazingly imaginative races and competitions with 3 teams being formed – red, blue and yellow. Usually there were 4 categories for every race – younger children, older children, adult men and adult women. Everybody took part (including Jaffa, Charlotte’s dog).

As the excitement mounted there were egg and spoon (ball and ladle) races, ball throwing competitions, races involving water in leaky cups, dressing up in hats, gilets, gloves and shoes, skipping, hopping, jumping. The under 16 children were very sporting and took turns properly – the over 21 children were highly competitive and bent the rules repeatedly!!

The afternoon was one of constant noise, laughter, fun and energy. It is worth noting that the children whose angelic voices fill the Church at kids choir can also shout bellow and scream at their team-mates!!

Huge thanks go to Anne Sharp for her organisation of a very imaginative range of games.

Many thanks to Charlotte for throwing open her home, also to Holi, Johnson and Bebe for ably assisting Anne, and to Bode and her Mum – umpires extraordinaire. The blue team narrowly won on points but the others won on sportsmanship and energy!!

Heather Gardiner


Complicity !

Junior Jonah went for a general walkabout during our Service.

He became distracted by Rev’d Charlotte so Barry made sure that he was sitting comfortably to observe properly!


If you would like details of our Sunday School activities, please click here: Sunday School

If you would like details of our Youth Group activities, please click here: Youth Group