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A vision of communities that grow and practise the love of Jesus...

and share it generously with others. 

 Our sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers are with the victims and families of the tragic attacks in Nice and St Etienne de Rouvray: "Prière et solidarité".

'Pokemon Go' invites visitors to our churches in Aquitaine!

pokemon goWho would ever imagine mixing video games and churches? 'Pokemon Go' has just been launched in France. We have just learned that an important virtual 'gym' is located at Sainte Catherine's church in upper Limeuil, and THE spot to collect rare Pokemons and valuable virtual coins! The challenge is on: how many of the other churches in the Chaplaincy are featured in the 'Pokemon Go' game? Playing is easy: simply download the free app, put on your walking shoes, and you're off!  We pray for safety for all who participate in this fun activity, and may the Holy Spirit guide our footsteps. To give feedback about a church near you, please contact Amy Owensmith, 06 07 04 07 77, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chaplaincy Day at St Avit Sénieur - Oh, what a glorious day!!

united chaplaincy choirMany gathered from all across the Chaplaincy for a worship service, picnic, and Festival of Praise at the St Avit Sénieur abbey in central Dordogne.The University of Lancashire choir gave a moving performance at the Festival, opening with 'Come Holy Ghost', then continuing with a repertoire of a cappella songs chosen specifically for the acoustics of the abbey, such as 'Lux Aurumque' by composer Eric Whitacre.

The United Chaplaincy Choir was a brilliant success, as folks from all over the Chaplaincy sang together in a spirit of unity. Finally, the Bordeaux Children's choir received huge applause for their delightful singing. Many thanks to all who participated. Read more and see more photos and videos here.


growing in christchaplaincy of aquitaine

The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine first came into being in 1825, when a church community was established in Bordeaux. In south-west France it seems that there have always been people seeking to worship God in the English language, and so for some 185 years we have been able, as the Psalmist puts it, to ‘sing the Lordread more’s song in a foreign land’.(Psalm 137:14Read more about the Chaplaincy's growth over the years in Aquitaine.



events and fellowship

Worship Services in English are led by a growing team of clergy, lay readers and congregational worship leaders, and include Holy Communion, Morning Worship, Prayer and Praise, Family Services, and Evensong. As anread more Anglican Chaplaincy, part of the Diocese in Europe, we are home to Christians from all denominations. We also welcome those who are exploring questions of faith, or who are simply looking for companionship or support. All are welcome!

pastoral care

Pastoral Care is an important aspect of our mission. We have a vibrant Prayer Chain which features the names of those who have asked for our prayers. (contact Madeleine Holmes on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We also publish a monthly Prayer Diary featuring prayer for the different sectors and events taking place around the Chaplaincy. We provide counsel and support by reaching out in love, by formulating a realistic programme to equip individuals with the necessary skills and resources as the first step in establishing a Christian Listening network and a Christian healing ministry.read more button


events and fellowship

We promote many Events and Times of Fellowship around the Chaplaincy including various social events, training days on various topics, study courses throughout the year including Lent, prayer times at many of our churches, Wednesdays in the Upper Room, Thursday prayer and coffee in Eymet, 1-day spiritual workshops, music workshops, spiritual retreats (such as Women's Retreat in April and Belloc in May), youth events (such as summer Soul Survivor)... Read more here about the many events.



Our ministers preside over Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. It is possible to baptise both adults and children according to the rites of the Church of England, within a pastoral context to offer nurture and support. Baptisms An average of 30 religious Anglican wedding services are held throughout the Chaplaincy each year. Weddings The request for a funeral should be made to your local Priest-in-Charge. (See Contacts page). Whilst always a traumatic event for the family, dying in France raises issues for the family that may not arise at home. Funerals






Diocese in EuropeICSWe are part of the Diocese in Europe, and are supported by the Intercontinental Church Society.