Sunday, 16 July 2017

Ceremony in commemoration of the Jewish victims during the Vichy regime and homage to the "Righteous among the Nations" of France

This is the national day of Remembrance of the Jewish victims of the Vichy regime 
during the nazi occupation of France.
In just two days in July 1942 over thirteen thousand Jews were arrested and detained in Paris 
before being sent to the death camps.

Michelle, our Ecumenical Officer, was officially invited to the ceremony and she read a prayer specially written for the occasion along with representatives of the Caen Jewish community, the local Christian denominations and the Caen Muslim community.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sacerdotal ordination at St George's, Paris

Saturday July 1st, at St George's Paris, Nicolas was ordained a priest by Bishop David in the presence of many priests among whom Rvd Canon Matthew Harrison (Chaplain of St George's), Father Andrew (his assistant) and Fr Douglas who regularly serve our Caen Chaplaincy.

 An ordination is a great joy for all the Church, especially for us when it happens at St George's which has provided constant pastoral care and support for so long.
Yvonnic, our Reader in training, represented us at the ordination ceremony and at Fr Nicolas' first Mass on Sunday July 2nd.
Best wishes to Nicolas on his new mission from all of us at the Caen Chaplaincy!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Ecumenical Vespers on Saturday June 17th at Abbaye aux Dames - Caen

And the day after, our dear friends of St George's Choir graced us with a Sung Eucharist celebrated at Chapelle de la Miséricorde and presided by our beloved Fr Robert Lloyd Richards.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Farewell Fr Rob!

Our beloved Fr Rob Varty will be leaving France soon after serving the Caen Chaplaincy (as well as many other communities) for 13 years.

Thank you so much,Fr Rob, for your wonderful dedication as part of the pastoral team for all these years!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Happy Easter to all!

Please click the picture to read the Archbishop of Canterbury's Ecumenical Easter Letter

Monday, 19 December 2016

Ecumenical Reception of the Peace Light from Bethlehem and Carol Service

 The third Sunday of Advent was very rich in ecumenical events in Caen.

RC Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger
had invited the representatives of the Christian Communities 
to join him in the celebration of the
Reception of the Peace Light from Bethlehem 
in St Jean church (Caen city centre).

  This religious event, organised by the Scouts de France movement
has been a tradition for many years but this year it took on a special ecumenical flavour.

Our Anglican Chaplaincy in Caen was represented by Yvonnic, 
our Reader in training.

Then the Peace Light from Bethlehem was carried in during a procession at the beginning of our Carol Service in the Chapelle de La Miséricorde led by Fr Matthew Harrison 
and accompanied by the excellent Choir of St George's -Paris-
led by our dear friend Choir Master Peter Hicks.

Readings were done by Père Berthout (Head priest of Paroisse de la Sainte Trinité - Caen city centre) and Pasteur Nyangono (of the Eglise Protestante Unie de France) with whom we have a long standing fraternal relationship.