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.
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.
The following advertisement appeared in the Church Times on 13th and 20th January 2017:
DIOCESE IN EUROPE
The Anglican Church in Midi-Pyrénées and Aude
To know and worship God – Serving God and each other and building community
Energetic and enthusiastic priest sought for this chaplaincy in beautiful South-West France, including the vibrant city of Toulouse. With congregations in Toulouse, Cahors, Alet-les-Bains and Gaillac.
We are looking for someone who:
This is a full-time stipendiary post. A spacious, detached, modern house is provided, overlooking vineyards. All working expenses met
Further information and application form from:
The Appointments Secretary, Catherine Jackson,
14 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QZ.
For an informal conversation please contact :
"Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice."
Psalm 112:1-5 (NIV)
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