Friday, 16 March 2018

Wedding ceremony at our Chaplaincy :-)

We had a wedding ceremony at our Chaplaincy.

This extra ordinary event was a source of great joy!

The Chapel was beautifully flowered on the occasion.

Everybody gave a hand to make this day a full success. 

Our beloved Fr Varty came back from England especially to celebrate the wedding.
And many thanks to M. Cornilliet for 
his wonderful contribution at the organ.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Women's World Day of Prayer in Caen

The Women's World Day of Prayer
takes place every year on the first Friday in March.
(click here for more information)

 It is an ecumenical celebration of our shared faith and common humanity.
Each year it is prepared by the women of a different country,
who tell their story and ask for our prayers;

  this year the women of Surinam spoke of the beauty of God’s creation
and the need for us all to enjoy and protect it. 

The celebration took place in the Temple of Église Protestante Unie in Caen 
and the Chaplaincy was represented by Marion Clarke and Christine Harris who took part.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Ecumenical Prayer Service

Rvd Canon Matthew Harrison (third from the left) 
represented our Anglican Chaplaincy 
at the Ecumenical Service 
as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
held at St Pierre church (Caen city centre)

Friday, 29 December 2017

Advent and Christmas Season (II)

Each year just before Christmas, the reception of the Peace Light of Bethlehem is a major ecumenical celebration at the invitation of RC Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger.
 We participated in the preparation of the event and Yvonnic, our Reader in training, 
was invited to give the address.
The Service was held in St Julien church, 
a large contemporary architecture church building next to Caen University.

 A very touching moment in the celebration took place when Bishop Boulanger received the Peace Light and then invited all the Ministers present to light the flame of Faith together.

Then, from this flame, the Peace Light of Bethlehem was distributed
by the scouts to all the congregation.
 Fr Douglas, warmly welcomed by  Bishop Jean-Claude, attended the ceremony.
 Then in the same afternoon, Fr Douglas presided at the Eucharist
for our Chaplaincy and received in our Chaplaincy's name the Light of Bethlehem
which was brought to us by a scout leader.

Advent and Christmas Season (I)

Our Carol Service with the much appreciated participation of 
our friends of St George's Choir led by Peter Hicks.

The Service was led by Fr Andrew and,
as now traditional, our dear friend Père Berthout,
Curate of Caen city centre La Trinité RC Parish, was our guest and made a reading.

We'll hear again St George's Choir next June when they come and join the Ecumenical Vespers 
we now have at Abbaye aux Dames as an annual celebration of the historical links 
between Normandy and England.