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Our Anglican Church in Bordeaux is part of the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine. Bordeaux now has a separate dedicated website: www.anglicanbordeaux.org

 

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Who are we? Church of England forms of worship are used for our services and everyone is very welcome to join us.

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We are open-minded, multi-cultural and enjoy exploring the Christian faith in its many and diverse expressions. Our congregation is varied - Working parents with young families - Teenagers - Single adults - Students and research associates at the local University and Medical Schools - Expats and Retirees and more. We have been meeting in the Chapelle de l'Assomption for over 20 years and the Aquitaine Chaplaincy celebrated 175 years in Bordeaux and Aquitaine in 2000.

An international congregation, providing fellowship and community with an active 'Choir', 'Sunday School', 'Teen Discussion', 'Wine and Words' and 'Picnic Play Reading' groups.


Contact Information for the Anglican Church in Bordeaux

Locum Priest in Charge:

  • 05 56 40 05 12  (International: +33 5 56 40 05 12), email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Wardens:

Peter Luson - 05 56 02 68 02 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heather Gardiner - 07 87 71 92 52 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nellie Salvi - 06 11 37 46 78 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Services and Events

Forthcoming Services

bordeauxSunday 04 June - 10:30 Pentecost Family Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas (followed by a bring and share lunch)

Sunday 11 June - 10:30 All Age Worship, Rev'd Deacon Charlotte Sullivan

Sunday 18 June - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Richard Frost

Sunday 25 June - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Richard Frost

Sunday 02 July - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Richard Frost

Sunday 09 July - 10:30 All Age Worship, Rev'd Richard Frost

Sunday 16 July - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Richard Frost

Sunday 23 July - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Richard Frost

Sunday 30 July - 10:30 Family Communion, Rev'd Richard Frost

 

Welcome Rev'd Richard and Jill Frost

welcome!Welcome to the Reverend Richard and Jill Frost: Take the opportunity to warmly welcome our locum priest arriving in June to minister to the Bordeaux congregation. Having worked in Exeter, North Devon, and Auckland, he later served as locum in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Costa del Sol and Costa Azahar in Spain, Florence and Taormina in Italy, and Brussels in Belgium. Clearly the only important posting that was missing was Aquitaine!

Richard is also licensed to serve through the Missions to Seafarers – we hope that he'll have lots of stories to tell us. The Frosts will be staying in the Presbytery for part of the summer. Don't hesitate to invite them for an apéro or a barbecue to get to know them better.

 

Bordeaux choir to sing in Royan: 10th June, 17:00pm

Think about taking a day trip to beautiful Royan, to support the Bordeaux choir! (beach towel and suntan lotion, oysters and a glass of wine for lunch, need we say more?) Saturday June 10th at 17.00: A Concert of English Sacred Music, by the Bordeaux Anglican Church Choir, at the Eglise Notre-Dame de Royan in the Charente-Maritime.

Richard Hunt and the Choir have prepared a nice mixture of classic and modern sacred music for the pleasure of all, and in a fabulous setting. The Eglise Notre Dame de Royan, built after the WW2 bombardments of the city of Royan and inaugurated in 1958, is considered a chef d'œuvre of modern architecture, inspired by the esthetics of huge gothic cathedrals.

If you have friends who live up that way, please send them an invitation! Carpooling will be arranged. For more information, please contact Lindsay Mégraud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Christine Rychlewski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Glorious Easter Day Sunrise Service at the Bordeaux Cathedral

Peter Luson writes: On a cool, grey morning at 7.17 am on Easter Day some dozen members of Bordeaux Anglican Church joined a large crowd of worshippers at the west door of Bordeaux Cathedral to celebrate the risen Lord. This was an ecumenical occasion, and the first part of the service was led by the French Protestant Church.

We then walked to the south door, singing alleluias all the while, where the Orthodox Church continued the celebration.

Next it was the turn of the Anglicans as we moved to the great south door, the Royal Door, where centuries before, Eleanor of Aquitaine entered the Cathedral to be married. We began by singing the hymn ‘ Jesus Christ is risen today’, with the help of the small ecumenical choir which had been assembled for the occasion. This was followed by the reading of the Gospel by Ecumenical Officer Christine Rychlewski, and by a sermon preached in French by Locum Priest, the Revd Peter Jordan, on Luke ch 24 : ‘Jésus vit… vraiment. On doit partager cette bonne nouvelle’.  A further hymn and a prayer rounded off our part of the service.

We then entered the Cathedral, and the final part of the service was led by the Catholic Church, with the sermon preached by the Archbishop of Bordeaux, Cardinal Ricard. The service was concluded with the blessing given by the Cardinal, flanked by Peter Jordan and the Protestant Pastor.

Afterwards we were treated to hot coffee and viennoiseries outside on the square. Alleluia, alleluia, Christ is risen indeed !

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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Blessings and thanks to Rev'd Peter and Barbara Jordan

the jordansBlessings and Au Revoir to Barbara and Peter Jordan: The Presbytery now being their favourite Airbnb in Southwest France… the Jordans fell right back into the fold of the Bordeaux Church just before Lent began. We are so grateful for the time and energy they have once again dedicated to our church and its future and wish them well in their next ministry challenge in Strasbourg. We'll miss you!

Peter and Barbara Jordan write: "We have very much enjoyed our stay in this Chaplaincy again. It has been good to be a part of a vibrant and growing church in Bordeaux and in Aquitaine. We will continue to pray for you and for your future growth. Thank you."

 

Au Revoir and Merci to Rev'd David and Margaret Kirby

As the song goes, "We've got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in our heart"!

We are delighted to share photos of the Family Communion Service today, Rev'd David Kirby's last service in Bordeaux - with thanks to the Kirbys for all they've done - and a Happy Birthday to Holi.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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Forthcoming Events

- Choir rehearsals continue every Saturday afternoon at 15:00 at L'Assomption

- The Kids' Choir meets weekly for half an hour or so following the Sunday service, while adults enjoy the usual time of refreshments and fellowship. All children are welcome! To find out more, please contact Stephen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Picnic and Play group meetings one Sunday per month

- Wine and Words discussion group one Friday evening per month

- Bible Reading group meets on Friday evenings at various locations around Bordeaux (for more details, please contact Christine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 06 81 85 72 97.

For more information about these events, please contact Stephen on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.