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Commissioning services this autumn

Over the past year Tony has been working with a group of new Congregational Worship Leaders, and we are now at a stage where we are able to welcome them fully into our Ministry Team. Over the next couple of months, as Tony visits the different parts of the Chaplaincy, he will be commissioning these new CWLs (and in many cases re-commissioning our existing CWLs). We give thanks for the dedication of these service leaders to the worshiping life of our Chaplaincy.

Watch this space for more photos of commissioning services to come!


We rejoice in summer services!

It's such a blessing to be able to gather for worship in our churches throughout the Chaplaincy, welcoming back summer visitors, family, friends old and new.


European Anglicans

European Anglicans: summer edition 2023

This edition is all about journeys; some actual and some of faith and service.

The magazine is a reminder that we are all on a journey; it's often haphazard, not quite taking us where we expect to end upand challengingf us to trust that, even if we don't know exactly what is in store, God has a plan. Click here to read the Diocese in Europe magazine.


Chaplaincy Celebration Day, Sat 27th May

We gathered to celebrate at the beautiful abbey of St. Avit Senieur, travelling from across the 4 corners of the Chaplaincy to celebrate with friends old and new. Tony' sermon reminded us that we are all united in Christ, and Tina Marshall-Cottam and David Albrecht were sworn in as Chaplaincy Wardens. The prayer stations created in the abbey provided an opportunity to quietly reflect on the “I AM teachings of Jesus”. Gill's treasure hunt walk through the village was a delightful time out in the spring sunshine.

Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this such a memorable day, especially those behind the scenes, setting up the sound system, bringing in the soft cushions, setting up the tables and benches, serving refreshments. Thanks be to God!


Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III

We are blessed to be able to gather for worship and praise here in Aquitaine. On Sunday 7th May, many of our churches served drinks and food afterwards to celebrate the coronation, and toast the beginning of a new era. Jesus is the key to us, like King Charles, discovering the ways of gentleness and the paths of peace and lead us into the Kingdom of the King of Kings.


Rejoicing with Easter services!

Christ is Risen indeed, Alleluia! What joy to celebrate Easter with singing, prayer, and thanksgiving!


Palm Sunday and Holy Week in Aquitaine

Gathering for Palm Sunday services throughout Aquitaine gave our church communities a chance to experience how Jerusalem cried out “Hosanna” to be liberated from Roman oppression. Celebrating with joyous music, while also reflecting on how Jesus' disciples all dispersed in fear when he was persecuted. May we shine for Christ, not just during this Holy Passion Week, but every day of our lives.


Praising the Lord this winter, enjoying Christian fellowship

Winter here in Aquitaine has been changeable, with snow storms, rain, and glorious sunshine. God's faithful love is unchanging, and we give thanks for being able to gather for worship in so many places, finding hope in the Bible and strength in Christian fellowship.


Wishing Rev'd Liz a blessed retirement

At the Christmas Carol service at Doudrac on Sunday 18th December, this delightful gathering was also an occasion to present Rev'd Liz Morris with flowers, a card, and cheque for 900 €, with thanks and appreciation for her years of dedication and service as Assistant Chaplain, as she steps down from admin responsibilities into a phase of semi-retirement with her husband Richard. Liz will still be able to officiate services from time to time, here in Aquitaine and elsewhere in the Diocese in Europe. We wish her and Richard many happy adventures ahead!


Christmas Carols throughout the Chaplaincy




Chaplaincy Council

Action Points from the recent Council meeting

chaplaincy councilThe last meeting of the Chaplaincy Council was held on Tuesday 14th March 2023, online via zoom. Key information and action points from the meeting are available here:

 Chaplaincy Council March 2023 Action Points


An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held online on Thursday 22nd June, 2023, to vote on the new Statutes/Constitution.

Tony explains more in this video, click here to view.

Archdeacon Peter Hooper explains in this video, click here to view.


The next meetings of the Chaplaincy Council will be held on:

Tuesday 20th June 2023 (in person at the Eglise Evangelique Libre in Bergerac)

Tuesday 26th September 2023 (online)

Tuesday 21st November 2023 (online)


If you would like to suggest any items for discussion, please contact a Chaplaincy Warden:

David Albrecht (05 53 36 55 97 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Tina Marshall-Cottam (06 64 48 21 88) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Chaplaincy Magazine

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Chaplaincy Magazine: "Spreading the Word"

Our monthly Magazine is just brilliant, providing interesting articles on various topics, as well as monthly updates and photos from all the different sectors, as well as Chaplaincy-wide events and news.

Contributions are always very welcome and should be received no later than the 20th of the month. Please send to the Editor, Gill Sweetman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you wish to subscribe to receive "Spreading the Word" by post , please contact Gill for more details.

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