As a result of the meeting, the Chaplaincy Churchwardens elected for 2019/2020 are:
Clive Billenness and Margaret Cross
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.
...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
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. All those who normally receive Holy Communion in their own church are welcome to receive Communion in our services.
We also celebrate life in all its wonder and fullness through Baptism and Marriage and at the end of life with a Funeral, Cremation or Service of Thanksgiving.
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Because of the General Data Protection Regulation, we have to ask for your specific permission to record your personal details and to send you information about our activities in the Chaplaincy by e-mail, text or letter. We have set up a Contacts mailing list to cater for this. (Even if you have been receiving news from us up until now, we have to ask you to join the new list)
By clicking here you will be taken to an online, secure contact registration form managed by Mailchimp - a company which specialises in managing contact lists. We will use the information you provide there to manage our communications with you. You will be able to choose which news bulletins from around the Chaplaincy you would like to receive and also keep your contact details up to date.
You can read more about this if you click on the word GDPR on the menu above and, when it drops down, click on "Sign Up To Stay In Contact With Us". Clicking here will take you to that screen.
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.
"Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers and sisters with me,To the churches in Galatia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
Galatians 1:1-5 (NIV)
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