Sports Day - Sunday 17th June at Floirac after the Service


Dear Everybody,

Sunday School and Youth Group children, brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents, whatever, as well as Sunday School helpers, past, present and future and …….  well basically just anybody who wants to come along !

After the roaring success of our Christmas Party – and because Juanecia asked for it – we are going to hold a « Sunday School  – in its very largest sense » SPORTS DAY.

The Scheduled Bring and Share Lunch after the service next week, that is Sunday, 17th June, will be relocated to the Presbytery, where the children – of all ages – will be able to participate in the traditional Sports Day races (egg and spoon, obstacle, etc.)

We would love to see you there if possible.   Please invite anybody along  that you think might be interested.

It would be helpful to let us know if you intend coming.    We might frighten Charlotte away if we are over a hundred !

Please send us an email if you would like come and we will reply with directions. Please email here: info@anglicanbordeaux.org

Hoping to see you there,

Anne (on behalf of the Sunday School)

 

INVITATION SPORTS DAY2

just10 - Start Date


just10 starts on Wednesday, 16th May at 7pm in Floirac

just10 what? The Commandments of course!

just10 is a ten week evening course on the 10 commandments starting on Wednesday 16th May at 7pm in Floirac. Led by Reverend Charlotte Sullivan, the course unpacks and explores the heart of each commandment, revealing its relevance and the practical implication for our lives today.

The course offers the opportunity to engage with the Ten Commandments as a small group, as an individual and as a church. As we go through the course together, we work out how to apply the relevant biblical principles of each commandment to our lives.

The material gives us the tools to be able to encourage one another in faith and works.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and fellowship.

Each week we will take a close look at one of the Commandments, watching and discussing Canon J. John’s teaching.

Reverend Canon J. John is an international evangelist based in the UK – he went to theological college at St John, Nottingham. His talks are always interesting, motivational and funny. He has been described as a cross between Billy Graham and Mr Bean !


When and where?

Wednesday 16th May at 7pm for 10 consecutive weeks in Floirac.

Its always nice to have the fellowship of a meal after these courses so that the discussion can continue so we aim to eat at 8.15pm.

Each person on the course will receive a course booklet


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.


 

Chaplaincy Retreat: Abaye de Belloc, 31st May - 3rd June 2018


CHAPLAINCY RETREAT

Abbaye de Belloc, Route Abbaye de Belloc, 64240 URT

From Thursday 31st May or from Friday 1st June until 3rd June

Theme: ‘Growing into Christ’s Body’ – Speaker: Meurig Williams, Archdeacon of France


Join us for a time of retreat, fellowship, and contemplation, 2 choices of dates are possible.  Join us on either Thursday 31st May or on Friday 1st June until Sunday June 3rd, 2018.

“… speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15)

The Church is often described as Christ’s body on earth. This is an image that is both exciting and challenging but what does it really mean for us, today, in Aquitaine?

As we seek for guidance on how to encourage growth within our church communities, it is useful to explore how we can best represent Christ to those around us, both inside and outside the church. In the tranquility of Belloc Abbey, in worship, prayer and teaching we will endeavour to understand better what it means to be the body of which Jesus is the head.


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“… vivant selon la vérité et dans la charité, nous grandirons de toutes manières vers Celui qui est la Tête, le Christ” (Ephésiens 4:15)

L’Eglise est souvent décrite comme le corps du Christ sur terre. C’est un image qui est à la fois passionnant et exigeant mais qu’est–ce que cela signifie pour nous, aujourd’hui, en Aquitaine?

Lorsque nous cherchons une orientation pour encourager la croissance au sein de nos églises, il est utile d’explorer comment nous pourrons représenter le Christ le mieux pour ceux qui nous entourent, aussi bien dans l’église qu’à l’extérieur. En terre de paix à l’Abbaye de Belloc, à travers l’adoration, la prière, et l’enseignement, nous nous efforcerons de mieux comprendre le sens d’être le corps duquel le Christ est la Tête.



 

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


Exciting Sunday School and Youth Group yesterday


Exciting Sunday School and Youth Group yesterday

Yesterday the Sunday School met and were so many that a few of our regular children joined the Youth Group instead. So thirteen of were left, a mixture of Americans, Nigerians, English-French and Madagascans, as well as Juanecia, our Caribbean contingent. Two of our youngest members decided to propose our Opening Prayer.

We quickly remembered our last couple of lessons, Jesus in the Temple, His Baptism and His Temptation in the Desert, before exploring in depth the topic of the day, which was the turning of the water into wine at the wedding in Cana. We thought about how Jesus shares with us our happiness and our sadness – about how much he loves and cares about us, how he uses the most mundane of vessels to accomplish great things and we touched briefly on how the ordinary wine was followed by the wonderful wine, a suggestion of how our earthly lives will be followed by a far more wonderful one to come.

The younger children were then happy to colour in the illustrations of the story while the older ones pitted their wits against the Wordsearch, the Crossword, the puzzles and the mulitple-choice questions based on the Bible text and the memory verse.

There were a total of five in our Youth Group sharing discussion was based on Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man).

Everyone shared and learnt heartedly about God’s grace and mercy and forgives our sins. Reflection on how Sin came about in Genesis, plus what is Sin (1st reading from Exodus). Lastly listening to “Covered – by Planetshakers” and saying a prayer together from the lyrics.

Everyone then returned to the chapel to join the adults for Communion.

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.

 


Ecumenical News from the New Year


Ecumenical Corner. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

On the theme: ‘Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power‘ (Exodus 15, 6), prepared by the Christian churches in the Caribbean.

On the occasion of the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”, children accompanied by their parents from the Bordeaux Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church of Gradignan visited together the Greek Orthodox Church of Bordeaux.

There were only 40 seats available for 60 Anglicans and Catholics, associated with the Orthodox community there. Most of us stood during the one hour service, but we were honoured by their warm welcome. Parts of the Service were in French so we could follow a little bit. After the service, although Father Theodore Papanicolaou had to visit each one of his parishioners on the occasion of Epiphany, he spent lots of time with us to explain the icons and orthodoxy.

After, it was great to have a bring and share aperitif and fellowship between the Orthodox, Catholics and Anglicans. ‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!‘; (Ps 133.1). AMEN!


   


 

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.


Clergy News from the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine


Good news concerning a permanent Priest for Bordeaux

There are two significant changes that will be occurring in our clergy team this year.

Firstly, as most of you will already know, Bishop Robert has agreed to ordain Charlotte as a Priest. This is a wonderful affirmation of all that Charlotte has done in the Chaplaincy over the last few years and of her own journey of growth in her ministry.

Charlotte will be ordained at a Service in the Chappelle de l’Assomption, Bordeaux on Saturday 17th March at 14:30. It will be a lovely opportunity for us all to celebrate with her.

Following her ordination, Charlotte will celebrate her first Eucharist on Palm Sunday (25th March) at Limeuil. From Easter Sunday, Charlotte will be moving to the Presbytery in Bordeaux and will be helping to lead the strategic and pastoral ministry of the church there.

Thanks to a generous grant from our Patron, ICS, Charlotte will be moved onto a full-time contract and whilst she will be resident in Bordeaux, she will continue to play a full part in the wider ministry of the whole Chaplaincy. Please pray for Charlotte as she prepares for her ordination and for this new phase in her ministry.

Revd Tony Lomas – Chaplain

Secondly, Bishop Robert has asked Tony to take on the role of Area Dean of South Western France with the Vendée.

This is a newly created (part time, voluntary) position in which Tony assists the Archdeacon to strengthen the pastoral care and oversight we can offer to clergy, lay ministers and chaplaincies in this part of France.

Bishop Robert will commission Tony to this role at the end of Charlotte’s Ordination Service in Bordeaux on Saturday 17th March.

Please also pray for Tony as he prepares for this new responsibility.


 

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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. 

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.


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


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