As now traditional, we had Sung Ecumenical Vespers at Abbaye aux Dames at the invitation of our Roman Catholic partners and friends on Saturday with the always much appreciated participation of St George's Choir led by Peter Hicks.
The following morning at La Miséricorde chapel
the choir offered Sung Eucharist
with Father Robert Lloyd Richards as celebrant.
Père Laurent Berthout, Curate of Caen city centre Ste Trinité parish, an anglophone and anglophile, gave the sermon in English.
We have been privileged with excellent ecumenical relations with the Bayeux-Lisieux RC Diocese for a very long time, which has allowed the building of long lasting friendship and continuing dialogue and cooperation.
From left to right: Fr Robert Lloyd-Richards, Peter Hicks and St George's Choir, Père Laurent Berthout and Yvonnic, Reader in training.
Last Sunday's Service was filled with emotion as the
Chaplaincy bid farewell to Revd. Canon Matthew Harrison, who celebrated the
Eucharist for the last time in Caen before returning shortly to the
The traditional fellowship over tea after each Service
was enhanced by champagne and a delicious buffet prepared by the ladies to
express our profound gratitude to Father Matthew for his outstanding support and
dedication to our Chaplaincy over so many years.
All our best wishes accompany you, Matthew, as you
pursue your life and Ministry.