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


 

Pentecost 2016


Pentecost Sunday and all fired up. On the day of Pentecost the disciples found that they could speak in many different languages. The celebration at Bordeaux for Pentecost could not have been more poignant as the congregation was made up of people from many nations and ‘tongues’.

Reverend Bramwell Bearcroft spoke about how the Holy Spirit changes us and how it should be easy to see those whose lives had been changed even if our languages are different. His address was translated into Malagasy by Stephen Razafindratsima and into French by Christine Rychlewski.

Stephen also translated the liturgy and the hymns into Malagasy and it was inspiring to hear the congregation singing ‘Thine be the glory‘ in different languages!

Bx_Pentecost_1Meanwhile … the children met in the ‘upper’ (well it is on the first floor!) room with Jennifer to hear the dramatic story of Pentecost … action packed with wind and fire and the Holy Spirit.

We then wrote out ‘GOD LOVES US‘ in as many different languages as possible … Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Madagasy, Portuguese, French, English and so forth to make a big banner so that we could go out and spread the word as Jesus had commanded. In church later the children shouted out this message in their chosen language (all at the same time!) to make sure the multi-cultural congregation had got the message!

Bx_Pentecost_2PENTECÔTE is always a very special Sunday and it was made even more special due to Bramwell and Jennifer’s presence.

More than 70 people attended the joint service with the Madagascan community, many of whom had travelled all the way from Strasbourg to participate, and thirteen children attended Sunday School. The choir under Richard’s direction provided beautiful music.

After the service coffee and wine and finger food were served and thanks to Anne Sharp’s reminder, we all sang Joyeux Anniversaire to Violette Barrau.


Pentecost Praise and Open-Air Eucharist

pp_b_2We were privileged to have the award-winning choir from the University of Central Lancashire with us for the weekend of Pentecost. On the Sunday evening we were blessed with a wide variety of sacred music and there was something for all tastes.

During the service the Rev BB spoke about the need for ‘joy’ in our worship and immediately the choir broke into a ‘flashmob’ style presentation of ‘Joyful joyful’. The congregation were clearly surprised for a moment or two but by the end of the song many of them had joined the choir ….dancing and singing.

On the Monday we began a wonderful afternoon with an open-air Eucharist with around 110 present. The choir sang two reflective pieces and Ave Verum by Byrd.  The service was hugely uplifting with a wonderful mixture of joy and solemnity.

The Eucharist was followed by a picnic and it was great to see even more people arrive….

pp_b_1The choir sang the final concert of their  tour with great gusto and the music ranged from Mozart’s Requiem to an arrangement of ‘Tequila Samba’ ! The applause did not stop for some minutes and the choir finished the day by another rendition of ‘Joyful joyful’ and many joined the choir again in singing, clapping and dancing.

Our sincere thanks go to the choir, their conductor Mark Goggins, and to Chris and Deirdre Rankin for their wonderful hospitality!