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Dondas, Doudrac, Envals, Saint Médard

Services and Events

Our Community: a group of churches working together

Forthcoming services 2022 in the Lot-et-Garonne

advent candlesAll are welcome to attend our services!

Sunday 4th Dec - 11:00 Doudrac, Holy Communion, Rev'd Tony Lomas

Friday 16th Dec - 18:00, St Médard, Christmas Carol service, Rev'd Liz Morris

Sunday 18th Dec - 10:30 Dondas, Holy Communion and Carols, Rev'd Liz Morris

Sunday 18th Dec - 14:00 (please note earlier time), Doudrac, Christmas Carol service, Rev'd Liz Morris

Saturday 24th Dec - 16:00, Doudrac, Christmas Eve Holy Communion, Rev'd Bramwell Bearcroft

 

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Prayers and Reflections - Evening Worship in Sept

evening worship'Come to Church' / Prayers and Reflections on the life of Her late Majesty 18 September 17.00.  

We have re-started our 3rd Sunday of the month 17:00 services. 

The first service on 18 September, originally planned as a 'Come to Church' service with a theme of 'Hope starts Here', was amended to offer Prayers and Reflections on the life of the Queen. Led by Tina Marshall it was well attended by 47, many of whom are not regular church goers. After opening prayers, Jackie Vellecott introduced the first hymn, 'O Lord and Father of Mankind' with a touching tale on it's importance to her throught her life and the service continued with two reflections on a NT reading from Revelaton , 'A New Heaven and a New Earth' and the Gospel reading from Luke 'Jesus Teaches his Disciples to Pray' with the importance of the Lord's prayer being well illustrated in a dramatisation starring Jill Burgess. A collection was made for our Chapaid disaster fund, and the occaision was completed with a Loyal Toast outside in the sunshine, led by Graham Davison.

 

July Communion in the garden

On Sunday 10th July, we were invited to the home of Graham and Terry Davison to worship under the trees of their cherry orchard. It was lovely to be able to have a Holy Communion service outside but in the shade. Rev Liz spoke about social justice, and who is our neighbour. ( The reading from the Good Samaritan.) After the service there was a Bring and Share lunch with a BBQ, which was a lovely chance to catch up with our summer visitors.


 

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A particular thank you to Norma Eckett for the magnificent textile church banner she has produced from ‘bricks’ contributed by members of the Lot et Garonne congregations, and which hangs in rotation in each of the churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dondas

Dondas

L'Eglise Saint Martin in Dondas (47470) is located south-west of Beauville and mid-way between Agen and Tournon d’Agenais.

 

Services are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 10:30am, alternating between Holy Communion and Morning Worship services. Church of England forms of worship are used. As well as our monthly services we hold a bilingual service of Christmas carols every December where our singing is led by Chant-Allez. It has become popular with both British and French locals and is always a joyful occasion, followed in time-honoured tradition by mulled wine and mince pies.

 

Dondas

Our Thanks: We are very grateful to Père John Hennessy and to the Mayor and people of Dondas for their very active support. We are very fortunate to have the use of such a beautiful church.

 

We are delighted to welcome to our services people from our neighbouring Chaplaincy over the border in the Lot and Tarn et Garonne. They in turn have invited us to join them, an invitation that will appeal particularly to those who live in the far south east of the Lot et Garonne. They meet every Sunday afternoon at 4.00pm in the Chapelle St Paul, which is on the Lauzerte side of Valence d’Agen, just past the Lidl supermarket off the D953, and they currently celebrate Holy Communion on the second Sunday of every month. More details can be found on http://churchinmidipa.org

 

harvest thanksgivingKeeping Up to Date: If you would like to receive notices of future services and other events at Dondas, please let Sara James have your e-mail address by contacting her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Thankful to gather together for worship: We look forward to welcoming visitors this spring and summer, and being able to enjoy worship and fellowship together.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact information: Sara James on +33 (0)553 95 45 81 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doudrac

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L'Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste in Doudrac (47210) is located on the D250 is about 5 kms west of Villereal. This congregation at Doudrac has grown to meet the needs of the growing number of English speaking people in the area in the north-east Lot-et-Garonne. The local mayor and the Abbé of Montflanquin have been very supportive, and are delighted that this lovely old church is being used on a regular basis by an ever growing congregation.

Our congregation is drawn from across the north, east and central Lot et Garonne and from the southern Dordogne.

Our special thanks are due to the parish of Sainte Therese de l’Enfant Jesu des Bastides and to the Commune of Doudrac for allowing us to share with them the Church of St John the Baptist and the Salle des Fetes.

Holy Communion is held every first Sunday at 11h00, and Evening Worship on every third Sunday. Church of England forms of worship are used. Also, we hold a Harvest Festival in the Autumn, as well as a Bilingual service of Christmas Carols which has become a well-received tradition. Congregations of over 30 are usual throughout the year, with numbers doubling for major festivals. All are welcome to join us!

L'Eglise St Jean le Baptiste

Contacts: Eve Warner-Howard is responsible for organising readers in church. Her contact details are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have a good clear voice and would like to read a lesson, please contact her, she would be delighted to hear from you.

Prayer Chain Dave Lee is now Prayer Chain Co-ordinator for Lot et Garonne and may be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact Information:

Eve Warner-Howard: 05 53 41 36 49, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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June - so much to celebrate!

At the June service at Doudrac we celebrated both Pentecost and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The service was led by Rev Liz Morris and the Preacher was Roger Cheale. Roger spoke about where and how does power lie. He wove together the themes of The power of The Holy Spirit and the power of the Sovereign. Not power by force, or military might.

After the service we had a Bring and Share Jubilee BBQ. This was the first occasion that we were all able to celebrate with a meal at Doudrac.

 

2021 Summer festivities!

summer worshipIn July we were invited to the home of Graham and Terry Davison for a Holy Communion service and BBQ in their orchard. The service was led by Rev Liz. It was wonderful to be worshipping under dappled shade and to join with many friends from the Lot et Garonne.

In August at the home of Liz and Dave Rolfe there was a Jazz and Curry evening. Rev'd Bramwell led the Jazz duo. With a full capacity audience, everyone enjoyed the evening and we raised money for our L et G charities. A BIG Thank You to Liz, Dave and Bram.

 

 Warm Welcome at Doudrac

Doudrac is known for the warmth of its welcome. We now have a rota of 'welcomers' to greet worshippers as they arrive and hand out service sheets. This rota is organised by Eve Warner-Howard so if you are of a cheery disposition and would like to add your name please contact her on 05 53 41 36 49 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Doudrac has a list of people who are contacted by email with news of services and events. If you would like to be added to this list please fill in a form at the church or email Eve Warner-Howard (as above) or Rev'd Liz Morris on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Envals

Envals

Quarterly services are held in the Old School House in the village of Envals between Villereal and Monflanquin.

This congregation is made up of local people who, until now, have found themselves over an hour away from existing Anglican congregations.

Services of Holy Communion are held about four times a year. Informal services of Holy Communion are held on weekdays in a private home using Church of England forms of worship. They are usually followed by a lunch. All are welcome to join us!

The 'House Church'at the home of Liz and David Rolfe in Envals open their home to host a pattern of quarterly services of Holy Communion. Lunch is always offered after the service, and if you would like to attend, please contact Liz or David on 05 53 01 78 76.

 

Contact Information

Liz and Dave Rolfe on 05 53 01 78 76 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Envals in April 2022 - two charity fundraising events

In mid April there was a “Pop up Tea” at the home of Liz and Dave Rolfe, and a total of 531 euros was raised for the Ukraine appeal. Many people enjoyed the afternoon chatting with friends and enjoying the teas. Many thanks to all who came and also to the “kitchen elves”.

At the end of the month of April there was a second Charity lunch in aid of Ukraine at the home of Liz and Richard Morris. A total of 655 euros was raised at the second lunch event. So a grand total of 1407 was raised from both lunches.

Many thanks to all who came, sent donations, donated soup, wine and raffle prizes.

 

2021 Summer festivities!

summer worshipIn July we were invited to the home of Graham and Terry Davison for a Holy Communion service and BBQ in their orchard. The service was led by Rev Liz. It was wonderful to be worshipping under dappled shade and to join with many friends from the Lot et Garonne.

In August at the home of Liz and Dave Rolfe there was a Jazz and Curry evening. Rev'd Bramwell led the Jazz duo. With a full capacity audience, everyone enjoyed the evening and we raised money for our L et G charities. A BIG Thank You to Liz, Dave and Bram.

 

Delighted to gather again for worship at Envals!

On 13th July we were invited to the home of Liz and Dave Rolfe for House Communion. There were 17 of us. Rev'd Liz preached on the readings about Amos and John the Baptist. Both Amos and John’s message were about where the people had gone wrong and how they had ignored God’s instructions for living. We are encouraged to stand up against many ways of this world. To stand up for justice and the loving treatment of others. After the service we were invited to stay for lunch in the school house dining room. A really Big Thank You to Liz and Dave for their hospitality.

 

 

 

 

Saint Médard

L'Eglise Saint Médard in St Médard, in the commune of Clermont Dessous (47130) is one of the churches in the Lot et Garonne in which Anglican services are occasionally held.

church of st médardThe first service was at Christmas 2011, a Carol Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, held jointly with the Catholic church and was conducted equally in English and French. We are delighted that this has become an annual tradition.

Previously there were generally four services held each year: Easter Sunday, Summer service in July, Harvest Festival in September and the Christmas Carol Service, with the local community in English and French, in December.

The GPS coordinates are: 44.252324 - 0.457481

Our Thanks We are very grateful to Père Jean-Jacques Fauconnet for allowing the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine to conduct services in this church. We are lucky to have the use of such a lovely church. Thanks also go to the Mayor and people of St Médard, Clermont Dessous for their support, especially Carol Spires who prepares the church so beautifully for the services.

Welcome Everyone is welcome to the services and we hope that many will join us in worship at St Médard.

Keeping up to date If you would like to receive notices of future services and other events at St Médard, please contact Carol Spires, information below.

 

Contact Information

Carol Spires on 05 53 87 24 74 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

2018 Christmas Carols at St Médard

Our annual Carol Service with our friends and neighbours was lovely. Once again chant Allez were wonderful. The children with our local Berger, Jean Yves Fabre, taking a lamb to the crèche was very moving. After the carols, everyone enjoyed vin chaud and mince pies. There was not one mince pie left. Thank you Liz for a  lovely service.


 

 

Our Community

Fellowship - All are welcome!

Join us for coffee and fellowship after each service, served with a smile!

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Contacts

Our centre is made up of a group of churches working together, with various people responsible at each church. This section is currently under construction, and updates should be made available shortly, so please watch this space.

George Vellacott holds the church keys for the church at Doudrac, he can be contacted on: 05 53 74 60 56 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eve Warner-Howard is responsible for organising readers in church at Doudrac. Her contact details are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to read a lesson in church, please contact her, she would be delighted to hear from you.

Dave Lee is Prayer Chain Co-ordinator for Lot et Garonne. If you would like to include anyone in our prayers,  he can be contacted on 05 53 48 42 85 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For everything else, Mike and Gaye Gulliver are always willing to help. They can be contacted on 05 53 36 67 25.