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.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Remembrance Sunday

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Welcome Fr Douglas!

We are all very happy to welcome Fr Douglas Emmott who has kindly offered to join in our Chaplaincy family's life.

Fr Douglas presided the Eucharist for us for the first time and this was followed by a friendly light meal at the nearby crêperie. An excellent time of Christian fellowship indeed!

Bienvenue en Normandie Father Douglas!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

New meeting between Archbishop Justin and Pope Francis

In his address to the Pope on Oct 6th, Justin Welby said:
"Jesus has gone before us. He calls us to be courageous. Let us walk closer together so the world sees new life and energy in the Church’s worship, mission and witness. Above all so the world sees Christ shining ever more brightly."

Read the complete document and see more here