Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Advent is here!

We are now turning to Christmas as the first Advent candle has been lit.

And many great Church events to come!

- Sunday Dec. 8th: our Carol Service at 5:30 pm with St George's Choir.
- Sunday Dec. 15th: an Ecumenical event, the reception of the Peace Light of Bethlehem at the invitation of RC Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger. 
In église St Jean (town centre), 4:15 pm.

- Sunday Dec. 22nd: our own Advent 4 / Christmas celebration anticipated at 11:15 am, La Miséricorde chapel.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

D-Day celebrations - Ecumenical Choral Vespers

At the invitation of Père Berthout, 
the RC Curate of Ste Trinité Parish (Caen city centre), 
the chaplaincy participated in the Choral Vespers 
at the Abbaye aux Dames on June 5th. 

This event was part of the celebrations of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day.
The Vespers were sung gloriously by the Hereford Cathedral Choir. 

 We were privileged with the presence of veterans and Welsh Guards.

Fr. Mark and Carol, Reader in training, represented the Caen chaplaincy.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Women's World Day of Prayer 2019

The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women for Peace and Justice.

The theme of the celebration this year, prepared by the WDP committee of Slovenia, will be
"Come, everything is ready" (luke 14.15-24).

The Ecumenical Service will be held in RC St Joseph church
 - Chemin Vert, Caen -
on Friday March 1st, at 6 pm.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Service of Prayer for the Unity of Christians

We had the traditional Service of Prayer for the Unity of Christians 
this year hosted at the Protestant Temple in Caen
where Pastor Christiane welcomed us.
There is a rich diversity of Church Traditions in the city of Caen.
The Ministers present represented the RC Diocese, the Unified Protestant Church, the Malagasi Protestant Church in Caen and the Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches.

Fr David Nixon from the Diocese of Exeter (second to the left) and our Fr Mark (fourth to the left), Chaplain of St George's Paris, represented the Anglican Church.

Prayers were said by Michèle, our Churchwarden,
and Fr Mark

Saturday, 12 January 2019

A rich Christmas Season indeed!

The Season was marked by a series of remarkable Services and celebrations.


Sunday Nov 18th, we were invited by RC Bishop Jean-Claude to join in an ecumenical Service called "Messe de la Paix" to celebrate the anniversary of the end of WWI.
Fr Robert Lloyd Richards represented the Caen Anglican Chaplaincy.

Sunday Dec 9th, we had the much appreciated Carol Service with the participation of our dear friends of St George's Choir led by Peter Hicks. Attendance reached more than 130 people!

It was also the first time we were privileged to welcome Fr Mark Osborne, the new Chaplain of St Georges' Paris. 


Sunday Dec 16th, the Peace Light of Bethlehem was brought to us by our Reader in training Yvonnic who represented us earlier in the afternoon at the Ecumenical celebration of the Reception of the Peace Light.

And on Sunday Dec 23rd, we had our own Christmas celebration (slightly in advance) with a large Franco-English congregation gathering on the occasion.

Fr Douglas led the celebration assisted with our two Readers in training, Carol and Yvonnic.


Sunday, 14 October 2018

A great surprise visit!

For our Evensong today, we were privileged with a wonderful surprise: we had the visit of a group of students from Trinity Christian School,Hawaii, on their "Grand Tour in Europe".

The group had just visited the "Pointe du Hoc" (cliffs heroecally taken over by US Rangers on D-Day) and the Bayeux Tapestry on the same day.
They wished to worship on Sunday, found us on the internet and very kindly joined in, more than doubling our attendance number!

The group was led by Deacon Ben Moore from Christ the Foundation Anglican Church
in Hawaii, whom we asked to pronounce the "Go in the peace of Christ" at the end
of the Service.

Then, as a sign of fellowship, our Hawaiian friends sung the Doxology in their local language. A truly wonderful experience of the universal dimension of the Church!

Best wishes to our visitors on the continuation of their Tour.
Please keep us in your prayer as we keep you in ours. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Service of Thanksgiving

There is a French speaking group led by Yvonnic, our Reader in training, engaged in a path of study and meditation of the "Notre Père" prayer.

After the summer break, we wanted to resume our meetings with a Service of Thanksgiving for the gifts of Grace received and especially the birth of a new baby to a couple among us.

This was a wonderful Service overseen by Fr Douglas in which the family dimension of the Church was profoundly felt and experienced.

We meet about every month and have already planned to carry on with studying the Credo once we've gone through the "Notre Père"!