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All are welcome to join us on Sunday 17th November at 10:30am for a service of Morning Worship, led by Roger Cheale.

car shuttlePlease note: there is limited parking in upper Limeuil, so we run a free shuttle system to the church on Sundays. If you would like a ride, please simply park your car at the bottom of the hill at the school (école), and one of our friendly drivers will shuttle you up the hill to the church, and back down to your car after the service.

Welcome to Saint Catherine's, Limeuil, at the top of the hill

st catherineThe Church of Saint Catherine and the village of Limeuil are just north of the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers, between Sarlat and Bergerac.

The church is located in upper Limeuil (Limeuil Haut), near the château, at the top of the hill. To get there by car, drive out of the village of Limeuil, in the direction of Le Bugue, and take the left hand turn indicated "Limeuil Haut". Turn right at the top of the hill, and then right again.

Our members are drawn from the east and central Dordogne. The congregation has been meeting since 1987 in Limeuil, formerly at the Chapelle St Martin, and for the last 14 years at the Church of Ste Catherine in Limeuil Haut.

Church of England forms of worship are used for all services, which are in English. Congregations of over 50 are usual throughout the year, growing into the 100s for major festivals.  We are lucky to have a choir director and a good-sized choir, which enhance the services at major festivals and Evensong each month.

Our normal pattern of services: services every Sunday at 10:30am

all are welcomePrayer & Praise – every 1st Sunday at 10:30am

Holy Communion – every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30am

Morning Worship – every 3rd Sunday at 10:30am

Special Holy Communion - every 5th Sunday at 10:30am

In addition, there is a service on the 3rd Thursday at 10:30am, usually BCP Holy Communion

 

Our fellowship/home groups

fellowshipWe hold Fellowship meetings at various locations at various times, which present the perfect opportunity to meet to explore the works of the Bible, and also to get to know our fellow members over a friendly cup of coffee or maybe even a light meal. The groups are popular, lively, interesting and always welcoming to new members.

For details of meetings in the Bergerac area, please contact Roger Cheale on 05 53 57 16 74 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Shire on 05 53 22 74 08 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or, for meetings in the Limeuil area contact Kathryn Carr, 05 53 22 56 64, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

B & S lunch

Our bring and share lunches

Join us on the 4th Sunday of each month for a 'Bring & Share' lunch following the service. All are welcome! Please just bring something very simple to eat and share plus plate, knife, fork – and don't forget a glass! For a very small donation of 2€ wine and bread are provided, and the excellent conversation comes free!

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Our charities in 2019

We have chosen to support: Toilet Twinning, El Shaddai, Shelterbox, and Resto du Coeur.

 

Our Local Wardens

If you would like more information about our church, please contact:

Jill Little, 05 53 28 36 15, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathryn Carr, 05 53 22 56 64, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Services

 Forthcoming Services

shuttle to churchPlease note: there is limited parking in upper Limeuil, so we run a free shuttle system to the church on Sundays. If you would like a ride, please simply park your car at the bottom of the hill at the school (école), and one of our friendly drivers will shuttle you up the hill to the church, and back down to your car after the service.

Sunday 17 November - 10:30 Morning Worship, Roger Cheale

Thursday 21 November - 10:30 BCP Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 24 November - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Barrie Green (followed by a bring and share lunch)

Sunday 01 December - 10:30 Prayer & Praise, David Albrecht

Sunday 01 December - 15:00 Advent Concert, Rumours of Angels (Graham Kendrick)

Sunday 08 December - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 15 December - 17:00 Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 19 December - 10:30 BCP Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Sunday 22 December - 10:30 Holy Communion, Rev'd Bramwell Bearcroft

Tuesday 24 December - 22:30 Christmas Eve Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Wednesday 25 December - 10:30 Christmas Holy Communion, Rev'd Bramwell Bearcroft

Sunday 29 December - 10:30 Taizé-inspired Morning Worship, Anne Penfold

 

Lending Library

We have a lending library featuring books of a religous nature, located in the tea room. The library is free to all, so simply choose a book, and bring it back when you've finished reading it. To donate any books, please contact Kathryn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64)

 

All welcome to join us for Bring and Share lunch - 4th Sunday of the month 

bring and shareA monthly “Bring and Share” lunch is held on the 4th Sunday of each month. Everyone is invited to come and to be a part of this always enjoyable occasion to share some simple food and stimulating conversation. If you can manage to bring along some simple dish that can be shared between friends that’s fine, but if not come along anyway. There’s always more than enough food to go round. It really doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, in fact, the simpler the better. Bread and wine is provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Blessed Harvest Celebration and Thanksgiving

 

Festive July Jazz night in Bayac

Steve Hanks and the Phoenix Revival Jazz Soiree

On Friday 12th July a great evening was had by all at this successful event which raised 900€ for Chaplaincy funds. Nearly eighty of us were entertained by the excellent Band in the shady courtyard, on a beautiful summer evening at La Grange, Bayac.

An excellent 3 course meal with wine, was enjoyed in the interval, prepared and served by Jill Little and her team and we all had a chance to catch up with our friends during the evening. Many thanks to Ian and Gill Strachan for opening their house for us and thanks to everyone who helped in whatever way to make the evening so enjoyable. Hopefully we can do the same next year - a great night!

 

Reaching out into the community with Resto du Coeur

reaching outOn Friday March 9th, Tim and Linda Heathfield and I represented our church at the Siorac Carrefour, with local volunteer Christine, to help collect goods for the Resto du Coeur national collection throughout France. We made a good team, with Linda packing the food, and Tim joking with the shoppers. Shoppers made comments such as, "We've all been there, haven't we?", "I currently benefit from Resto du Coeur", or "I'm planning to come and sign up for benefits this week", "Since I have become a widow, I am having a hard time making ends meet, but I still want to donate", etc. Our overwhelming thought was how generous some people were - some of them donating whole bags or shopping baskets of food.

resto du coeur

 

The Le Bugue centre would like to extend heartfelt thanks for our church's generous donations over the past few months. Please continue donating throughout the summer, as provisions are now provided year-round, due to the increased need. Families who receive benefits in the summer are on the lower end of the income threshold.  

Currently the Le Bugue Resto du Coeur serves many people living on their own, so they have asked for small tins, and 1-portion meals. Please remember to purchase some extra items during your weekly shopping trip. If you bring a bag of food with you to church, I can then take it to the Resto du Coeur. Or, if you would prefer to donate funds for a shopping trip, this is also possible, just let me know: (Amy Owensmith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

 

 

 

Click here for the "Limeuil Church Previous News" page

 

Study & Fellowship Groups

Our fellowship/home groups

fellowshipWe hold Fellowship meetings at various locations at various times, which present the perfect opportunity to meet to explore the works of the Bible, and also to get to know our fellow members over a friendly cup of coffee or maybe even a light meal. The groups are popular, lively, interesting and always welcoming to new members.

Limeuil area - all are welcome for Bible study and prayer - we will be continuing our studies of the book of Acts. From September, we will move to a regular time of 10.30am - 12noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, in the Cottage. On 3rd Thursdays, our Chaplain Rev'd Tony Lomas joins us to take a BCP service of Holy Communion, followed by a Bible study. Each week we will aim to have a bring & share lunch together. For more details please contact Kathryn Carr: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64)

September dates are:  12th - Fellowship group; 19th - BCP service followed by Bible study; 26th - Fellowship group

For details of meetings in the Bergerac area, please contact Roger Cheale on 05 53 57 16 74 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Peter Shire on 05 53 22 74 08 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Book club meeting and lunch discussion

We have a book club which meets monthly to discuss together over lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend, please let us know who would like to stay for lunch with us all.

For the current book, and the next meeting date, please contact Kathryn Carr: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 22 56 64)

 

Thy Kingdom Come: global wave of prayer

thy kingdom comeThy 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.

People will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

To learn more about this prayer movement, visit the website here.

View the music video produced by Pete James for this year's event.

'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

For more information, please contact Amy Owensmith: 06 07 04 07 77, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Events

Dec 1st musical afternoon - Rumours of Angels

rumours of angelsSt. Catherine’s Singers will be presenting Graham Kendrick’s ‘Rumours of Angels’ on Advent Sunday 1st December at 3pm. We do hope you will be able to come and support this event as the singers have been working very hard learning all the music. Many of you enjoyed ‘The Gift’ last year and this offering promises to be just as good. Please mark the date in your diary now!

 

Book club meeting and lunch discussion

We have a book club which meets monthly to discuss together over lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend, please let us know who would like to stay for lunch with us all.

For the current book, and the next meeting date, please contact Anne Penfold: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (05 53 30 46 01)

 

Our fellowship/home groups

We hold Fellowship meetings at various locations at various times within our sector which present the perfect opportunity to meet to explore the works of the Bible, and also to get to know our fellow members over a friendly cup of coffee or maybe even a light meal. The groups are popular, lively, interesting and always welcoming to new members.

For details of meetings in the Bergerac area, please contact Roger Cheale on 05 53 57 16 74 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter Shire on 05 53 22 74 08 or, for meetings in the Limeuil area contact Kathryn Carr, 05 53 22 56 64, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

"Come Dine with me"...

Why not think about hosting a "Come Dine with me" evening, to raise money for one of our charities. Please speak to anyone on the Committee if you might be interested in either hosting or attending an event.

 

 

Who to Contact

Our Local Wardens

Kathryn Carr

+33 (0) 553 22 56 64

cell: +44 (0) 773 689 2363

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Jill Little

+33 (0) 553 28 36 15

cell: +33 (0) 783 30 08 37

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The Church of Ste Catherine and the village of Limeuil are just north of the confluence of the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers, between Sarlat and Bergerac. The church is located in upper Limeuil (Limeuil Haut), near the château.

 

Our membersare drawn from the east and central Dordogne. The congregation has been meeting since 1987 in Limeuil, formally at the Chapelle St Martin, but for the last 14 years at the Church of Ste Catherine in Limeuil Haut.

 

Church of England forms of worship are used for all services.  Congregations of over 50 are usual throughout the year, growing into the 100s for major festivals.  We are lucky to have a choir director and a good-sized choir, which enhance the services at major festivals and Evensong each month.