Our ministry covers an area from the Aveyron to the Aude and from the Lot into Tarn and Garonne, including the Tarn, Haute Garonne and Ariège.
We are an Anglican Chaplaincy and part of the Church of England Diocese in Europe.
There has been an Anglican presence here in this part of France since the early 1960's. In the last five decades this has developed into the present day Chaplaincy with seven worship centres and a large ministry team led by the Chaplain, Canon Andrew Hawken.
All guests who present themselves are to be received as Christ, for He will say: I was a stranger and you took me in. ( St Matthew ) The Rule of St Benedict
We are a scattered community and people drive long distances to attend church on a Sunday morning or afternoon. Our worship styles reflect the diversity of those who come, as not all are Anglicans by any means.
Common Worship Services
...open the way for people in the varied circumstances of their lives to experience the love of God in Jesus Christ in the life and power of the Holy Spirit. Preface to Common Worship
The Holy Communion is celebrated regularly throughout the Chaplaincy using Common Worship but often with a variety of hymns and music reflecting our different church backgrounds. We also celebrate life in all its wonder and fullness through Baptism and Marriage and at the end of life with a Service of Thanksgiving or a Funeral.
Come and See
If you have recently moved to this part of France to live or work, if you are just passing through or here on holiday look at the interactive map to find your nearest worship centre.
On Saturday 8th November , between 14h00 and 16h30, the students of the International School of Toulouse will present an exhibition of creative work on the theme "Reflections on the Battlefields". Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Click here to jump to Toulouse page for directions to the Chuch of Notre Dame De L'Assomption
We are conducting a short, anonymous survey inviting our parishioners to comment on what 3 Good Things within our Chaplaincy that you would like us to continue and also what 3 things you would like us to begin or change. There are a number of ways in which you can let us have your views. Please speak to any of our Clergy, a Churchwarden or any member of your local Church Council.
Alternatively, you can complete an online survey organised through the online survey site SurveyMonkey by clicking here. This is also anonymous and only one reply will be accepted from your computer.
"And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”"
Matthew 27:50-54 (NIV)
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