Newsletter - August 2019


NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2019

Phew, it has been hot hot hot in Bordeaux !

Still, we were all very pleased to see the sunshine on Saturday 22nd June, our Sports Day! This is the second sports day to be held at the Presbytery and something which I can see becoming an annual event !

Since moving from the Chapelle de l’Assomption at the beginning of the year we have really missed opportunities to just be together as a church family and enjoy each other’s company. Something we did previously at the monthly bring and shares and the picnic and play readings. Events like the sports day give us time to pause, to share and to laugh in a relaxed atmosphere outside of normal Sunday worship.

We had the most amazing bring and share lunch and then games organised by Anne, Johnson and Bebe (Thank You !) Games which included everyone young and not so young, no one escaped !

(Unfortunately, There was no contest for eating the most Hot Dogs but Jaffa and I made up our own, and I won ! )

Goodbyes

There have been some departures of some much loved and valued members of our congregation this month.

Dan, Dora, Esther and Teddy Hall, Ryan, Virginia, Henry, John and Meghan Carlson, who have returned to the States. Julien and Aaron have both moved on to take up new posts, and Jane and Chris Bingham have returned to the UK.

We are all so sorry to say goodbye, but offer them our heartfelt thanks for being part of our church family and to assure them of our prayers in their new endeavours.

Weddings

Wedding season is now upon us in the Chaplaincy and it’s such a joy, we really do get to go to some of the most beautiful places and meet the most lovely people.

I had the opportunity to visit two beautiful churches this month, the first at L’Herbe Légé Cap Ferret. What a beautiful place that is, it’s a trial to get too in heavy summer traffic but well worth the journey. The wedding was held in the Chapelle de la villa Algérienne, right beside the sea and well worth a visit if you have never been.

The other wedding took place in a church I have often driven by and gazed up at in wonder, it perches so high above the valley on a cliff top. You can’t believe my excitement when I realised from the wedding form that I was actually going to take a wedding there (it’s the small stuff that makes us happy isn’t it!).

Eglise St Pierre at St Pey de Castets, is well worth a visit, although the situation of the church is magnificent, with stunning views, you will not be disappointed with the interior and its bright blue chancel !

All thanks and prayers to the wedding couples Jess and Tim, and Nicola and Neville.

Looking ahead

Although things slow down considerably in Bordeaux during the summer months we are continually looking ahead. We are still purposely pursuing a new venue for our church, please be assured of that and please continue to pray for God’s mission in Bordeaux.

September – We will be starting a new discipleship course, more details to follow soon. October – Richard Bromley, mission Director for ICS will be visiting and celebrating our Harvest Festival (6th October). I am pleased to announce that the “Gospel Service Team” will soon be hard at work planning the next service on the 27th October. Please also remember the Women’s retreat on 18 – 20th October.

In the meantime, I hope you have a very blessed and peaceful summer

Charlotte x  (21st July 2019)

 

GAMES DAY 2019

READY… 3, 2, 1…. GO!!!! We gathered once again at the Bordeaux Anglican Presbytery on 22nd June 19. Thank God for providing a perfect and beautiful weather to have fellowship and games. We thank God for all His providence, especially children. They made that day more wonderful with fun and laughter.

Games were played among the “young and young-ers”, like picking up marbles with chopsticks, throwing furthest paper arrow planes, stacking wood on top of a wobbly table on grass and many couple more.

The younger group undoubtedly enjoyed more than games expanding their energy outdoors, whilst the young chilled and relax whenever there was a break . The day ended wonderfully with many good memories.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Summer school vacation is finally here! Although the holidays started, it is no “holiday” for Sunday School. That being said, everyone enjoyed the great outdoors, sunshine and nice weather provided by our good good Father. This Sunday is going to be sad for us as we bid one of our brother-in-Christ farewell, as Dan would be heading back to the USA.

Bordeaux Anglican thank him for his valued contribution as a Sunday school teacher and for the active and steadfast participation of his children, Teddy and Esther. We wish the whole family all the best and we know God is with all of us wherever we go.


SERVICES AND EVENTS

Daily Calendar

To display the location address of a Service or Fellowship Activity, please ‘click’ on each event in the calendar below:


Newsletter - July 2019


NEWSLETTER – August 2019

Phew, it has been hot hot hot in Bordeaux !

Still, we were all very pleased to see the sunshine on Saturday 22nd June, our Sports Day! This is the second sports day to be held at the Presbytery and something which I can see becoming an annual event !

Since moving from the Chapelle de l’Assomption at the beginning of the year we have really missed opportunities to just be together as a church family and enjoy each other’s company. Something we did previously at the monthly bring and shares and the picnic and play readings. Events like the sports day give us time to pause, to share and to laugh in a relaxed atmosphere outside of normal Sunday worship.

We had the most amazing bring and share lunch and then games organised by Anne, Johnson and Bebe (Thank You !) Games which included everyone young and not so young, no one escaped !

(Unfortunately, There was no contest for eating the most Hot Dogs but Jaffa and I made up our own, and I won ! )

Goodbyes

There have been some departures of some much loved and valued members of our congregation this month.

Dan, Dora, Esther and Teddy Hall, Ryan, Virginia, Henry, John and Meghan Carlson, who have returned to the States. Julien and Aaron have both moved on to take up new posts, and Jane and Chris Bingham have returned to the UK.

We are all so sorry to say goodbye, but offer them our heartfelt thanks for being part of our church family and to assure them of our prayers in their new endeavours.

Weddings

Wedding season is now upon us in the Chaplaincy and it’s such a joy, we really do get to go to some of the most beautiful places and meet the most lovely people.

I had the opportunity to visit two beautiful churches this month, the first at L’Herbe Légé Cap Ferret. What a beautiful place that is, it’s a trial to get too in heavy summer traffic but well worth the journey. The wedding was held in the Chapelle de la villa Algérienne, right beside the sea and well worth a visit if you have never been.

The other wedding took place in a church I have often driven by and gazed up at in wonder, it perches so high above the valley on a cliff top. You can’t believe my excitement when I realised from the wedding form that I was actually going to take a wedding there (it’s the small stuff that makes us happy isn’t it!).

Eglise St Pierre at St Pey de Castets, is well worth a visit, although the situation of the church is magnificent, with stunning views, you will not be disappointed with the interior and its bright blue chancel !

All thanks and prayers to the wedding couples Jess and Tim, and Nicola and Neville.

Looking ahead

Although things slow down considerably in Bordeaux during the summer months we are continually looking ahead. We are still purposely pursuing a new venue for our church, please be assured of that and please continue to pray for God’s mission in Bordeaux.

September – We will be starting a new discipleship course, more details to follow soon. October – Richard Bromley, mission Director for ICS will be visiting and celebrating our Harvest Festival (6th October). I am pleased to announce that the “Gospel Service Team” will soon be hard at work planning the next service on the 27th October. Please also remember the Women’s retreat on 18 – 20th October.

In the meantime I hope you have a very blessed and peaceful summer

Charlotte x

 

GAMES DAY 2019

READY… 3, 2, 1…. GO!!!! We gathered once again at the Bordeaux Anglican Presbytery on 22nd June 19. Thank God for providing a perfect and beautiful weather to have fellowship and games. We thank God for all His providence, especially children. They made that day more wonderful with fun and laughter.

Games were played among the “young and young-ers”, like picking up marbles with chopsticks, throwing furthest paper arrow planes, stacking wood on top of a wobbly table on grass and many couple more.

The younger group undoubtedly enjoyed more than games expanding their energy outdoors, whilst the young chilled and relax whenever there was a break . The day ended wonderfully with many good memories.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Summer school vacation is finally here! Although the holidays started, it is no “holiday” for Sunday School. That being said, everyone enjoyed the great outdoors, sunshine and nice weather provided by our good good Father. This Sunday is going to be sad for us as we bid one of our brother-in-Christ farewell, as Dan would be heading back to the USA.

Bordeaux Anglican thank him for his valued contribution as a Sunday school teacher and for the active and steadfast participation of his children, Teddy and Esther. We wish the whole family all the best and we know God is with all of us wherever we go.


SERVICES AND EVENTS

Daily Calendar

To display the location address of a Service or Fellowship Activity, please ‘click’ on each event in the calendar below:


 

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


Family Sports Day - Saturday, 22nd June at Floirac


Family Sports Day – 12:00 on Saturday, 22nd June at Floirac

Barbeque and fun sports

Sports Day this year starts with a barbeque, food and drinks around 12-2pm,  so that everyone will have energy for sports rather than snoozing in the sun !

Then kick off the sports activities from 2pm and finish off around 5pm.

Directions

If you need directions please send an email by clicking here

Setting the scene

The format will be similar to last year and to put you into the mood, below describes some of the fun we all had last year:

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


Pentecost Family Communion is at St Pierre - 10:30 on Sunday 9th June (No service at Le Bon Pasteur)

Ascension Day 2019

‘Ascension Day’ – Thursday 30th May at 11:30 at Carcans

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11:30 – Open air Communion Service (Optional)
12 30 – Picnic lunch (please bring your own picnic)
14 00 – Concert in the garden (mix of classical, swing and popular music)

All in a beautiful garden setting at Chris and Deirdre’s house in Carcans

(If you would like detailed directions and GPS co-ordinates then please click here to send an email )

A very special celebration in three parts.

Featuring the award winning Choir of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

The Choir of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is under the leadership of Director Mark Goggins, Students from UCLAN won the adult category in the ‘2010 BBC Choir of the Year’

……. no charge but donations welcome for purchases of wine/soft drinks (to be divided between Church funds and Choir expenses)

…….feel free to participate in some or all of this relaxed family day.

Enjoy some of the UCLAN Choir performances on YouTube: Swing – ‘The Continental’ and Mellow – ‘The Good Side of Me’ and Classical – ‘Dies Irae’ from Mozart’s Requiem,

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SERVICE IN MEMORY OF RHIAN FOREAU


Rhian was very involved in our church life for many years through her work in areas such as our Church Committee, Sunday School, charity work and much more.

A Service in loving memory of Rhian will be held at at 09:15 on Thursday 2nd May at the Chapelle L’Assomption, 370 boulevard President Wilson, Bordeaux where Rhian was a primary school English teacher

Please remember Xavier, Chloe and Ioan, in your prayers.


 

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 !



Mme Barrau Funeral - Eglise Sainte Geneviève, 130 Rue Bertrand de Goth, 33800 Bordeaux


Mme Barrau who was a long standing member and supporter of our church has sadly passed away,  She was a joy to be with and will be remembered by all who new her.

Anyone who has visited our church in Bordeaux over recent years will, I am sure, remember the wonderful Mme Barrau, a delightful French lady who was amongst the most faithful members of our congregation for many many years.  It is with great sadness, therefore, that I have to announce that she died last week following a time of failing health.  Despite her diminutive stature, Mme Barrau will leave a very big gap in the heart of the Bordeaux church.
Her funeral will be celebrated tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd April) at l’Église Sainte-Geneviève, 130 Rue Bertrand de Goth, 33800 Bordeaux at 10h00.  Please pray for Mme Barrau’s family and our brothers and sisters in Bordeaux at this sad time.
God bless,
Tony

Tuesday, April 2nd at 10.00

Eglise Sainte Geneviève, 130 Rue Bertrand de Goth, 33800 Bordeaux

Map



Ash Wednesday Service: Wednesday 6th March at 18:00 (6pm) - L'Église Saint-Pierre , Place Saint-Pierre, 33000 BORDEAUX


John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

Our Ash Wednesday Service will take place, with the kind permission of the Le diocèse Catholique de Bordeaux, on:

Wednesday 6th March at 18:00 (6pm)

L’Église Saint-Pierre de Bordeaux

Place Saint-Pierre

33000 BORDEAUX

For a map, please click here: Map



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

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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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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.