We have been meeting in the Limoux area since 2004. Since March 2012, we worship at L’Eglise Saint André, Alet les Bains.
Our regular congregation is about 25 adults; for festivals and special occasions this increases. Our Carol Service in December attracts between 60 and 100 people. We are an all-age congregation.
The Assistant Chaplain, Canon Tony Jewiss, or another priest in the ministry team celebrates Holy Communion Common Worship twice a month on the first and third Sundays. On the other Sundays the Lay Readers or Congregation Worship Leaders conduct our worship. All members of the congregation are encouraged to participate, to read lessons, make music, share with the children, or serve coffee and light refreshments after services.
We welcome all who seek an English-speaking church, whether as a regular place of worship, respite from the tourist trail, or a place to bring their special need.
|Sunday 24th September||10h30||Morning Prayer, Bob Carr|
|Sunday 1st October||10h30||Harvest Festival with Holy Communion, Revd Maree Wilson|
|Sunday 8th October||10h30||Morning Prayer, Deb Carr|
Sunday 24th September - 10h30 - Morning Prayer led by Bob Carr
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity Readings
The Readings are:-
Jonah 3:10 - 4:11
The Collect is:
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Sunday 1st October - 10h30 - Harvest Festival with Holy Communion celebrated by Revd Maree Wilson
Harvest Service – Sunday 1st October
The service will be followed by a 2-course meal at Les Margeurites. Further details together with a booking form for the meal will be attached to next week’s notices. Harvest offerings will take the form of donations of well dated dried and tinned food for Secours Catholique and donations of money for Crois-Rouge Francaise in aid of the victims of Hurricane Irma.
Praying for each other
Prayer is an important part of our Christian lives; it unites us as a body. We do keep a book of prayer requests. If you have a prayer request for yourself or someone else and are unable to enter it into the book yourself please pass it on to Bob and he will either write it in the Prayer book and/or let the person leading intercessions know so they can include it.
Elise Johnston, Artist - Craftswoman
Robin Johnston has published a book about Elise's works entitled "Elise Johnston, Artist-Craftswoman".
The book is an almost complete record of her lifetime works in various media including all her 48 mosaics. There is a brief summary of her life story and an artistic appreciation of her mosaics by Dr Patricia Oyelola. The text of the book is in both English and French.
Robin would like to use the book to support the charity, Child Life Line; a charity for the street children of Lagos. This charity was close to Elise's heart and Robin continues to support this charity.
Copies of the book will be available for a contribution of €20 all of which will go to Child Life LIne.
Please contact Robin to order your copy.
Each Sunday we take up an offering of clothes or food. Secours Catholique strives to meet the needs of the poor locally. Please remember them as you give generously.
Please send any copy for future notices by Wednesday in any given week to Aude Church Notices .
The Safeguarding Officer for Alet les Bains is Margaret Snow on 04 68 49 43 47, for further information on the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy visit our Safeguarding page.
Follow the D118 south of Limoux for about 7kms. Turn left at the Alet les Bains sign and cross the bridge. Take the first right – L’Eglise St. André is on the right side after passing the Abbey ruins. Parking is available on the Place des Platanes, first left after passing the Church.
GPS co-ordinates: 42° 59.725′ N 2° 15.343′ E
At this time we have a vacancy for a Chaplain.
Our Assistant Chaplain, Canon Tony Jewiss can be contacted on 04 68 69 01 22 or by email from our contact page, however please respect his day off, Monday .
For further information about services and other activities, please make contact with Martin Hunt on 04 68 74 15 95.