We have been worshipping in the Tarn since 2004 and in Brens since 2009. brens-egliseOur regular services are all held at 11.00 am followed by coffee, and we also have regular social events where everyone is welcome. Come and join us and be part of our growing congregation.

We hold Holy Communion services on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, and Morning Prayer on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of each month.


Upcoming events in Brens
Date Time Event
Sunday 26th August 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 2nd September 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths
Sunday 9th September 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 16th September 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev John King
Sunday 23rd September 11h00 Morning Prayer, Leader to be confirmed
Sunday 30th September 11h00 Songs of Praise, Peter Gibbs


Weekly Notices

Sunday 26th August - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Peter Gibbs

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Readings are:-

Joshua 24:1-2a,14-18
Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69


The Collect is:

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Sunday 2nd September - 11h00 - Holy Communion celebrated by Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths


prayer-requestPrayer is an important part of our Christian lives: it unites us as a body. Here are some suggestions for private prayer.If you have a prayer request for yourself or for someone else, with or without a name or details, please contact: Judith Nield : 05 63 60 25 18 or Robin Johnston : 05 63 33 12 76

  • For Your world
  • For all affected by the weather – floods, fires and droughts in our country
  • For all who wait for major surgery
  • For all involved in the Italian bridge collapse

Special Services - Advance Notice


Sunday 7th October 11h00 Harvest Festival


Sunday 11th November  11h00 Remembrance Sunday 

WAMI Meetings


Thursday/Friday 13/14 September WAMI wine trip to Gigonda


Wednesday 3/9th October Tour of Toulouse


Gaillac wine museum, tasting and talk. Time and date to be confirmed.


December 1st Christmas Wreaths Chez Howes.



Pop-Up Restaurants - Brown envelope fundraisers

Wednesday 22nd August at 19h30. The Wanklyns are hosting a Thai-themed evening with all herbs for their green Thai curry grown in their Potager. The list has been posted.

Thursday 6th September starting at 17h at the Maison Forestiere in the Forest of Sivens. Liz Pearson is organising a walk from 17h and a barbeque from 18h30

Friday 5th October Pop up piano recital by David Gaunt with candlelight dinner. Chez Howard. Dress code - Smart.

Thursday November 22nd Thanksgiving dinner Chez Howes – time and more details to come. 


If anyone would like to hold a Pop Up restaurant please see Liz.

Sunday 9th September 18h00,St Corneille, Puycelsi

The Puycelsi Choir will be singing Rossini’s Petit Messe Solomnelle. This will also officially be mark the listing of the church by the state. Do join us as we raise money to continue the work. Tickets available from Ross and Ginny Jenkins.

Christmas Fayre at Castelnau de Monmiral Sunday 9th December

This year we are trying a different sort of fundraising at the Christmas Fayre at Castelnau de Montmiral where we have taken a stall which will sell bags, cards, pictures Christmas decorations and small presents. Some people are beavering away at home but once a month we are meeting to finish items and stick labels on and share the load. So as many as wish to come are very very welcome to spend an afternoon ‘knit and nat’- apparently the American term for Stitch and B…. which is more used in anglophone society! The dates have been decided but only the first venue:

Saturday 1st September 2.00pm Chez Jenkins

Saturday September 29th 2.00pm venue tbc

November 3rd  2 .00pm Venue tbc

December 1st  2.00pm Venue tbc


Food for Restos du Cœur to give to others
We collect for Resto du Coeur, Gaillac, a food bank, all the year round. They really appreciate our gifts and have said could we possibly consider giving cleaning materials for humans and habitats! Please leave your donation in the container in the Presbytery

Take a book from our shelves of nearly new books. We suggest that you put €2.00 for hardbacks and €1.00 for paperbacks in the coffee basket.


A cupboard soon to be upgraded to a DVD stack has been filled with our unwanted DVDs. Fill it and take ones as you want.

A donation of 2€ for each DVD but a credit of 1€ for each one you return. Money in the coffee basket please. This is an honesty system.

Coffee Fund

We use the coffee fund to replenish the supplies but principally it is to help others in need and occasionally ourselves.


A Call to Ministry

We often think that the only form of ministry is that of being a priest or lay reader but in this chaplaincy we interpret ministry in the broadest way. Currently in this congregation we are looking for

Congregational Worship Leaders (CWL)

CWLs lead morning prayer and assist the clergy during Holy Communion. There is a formal training and the CWLs are licenced to take part in this ministry. If you are interested please phone Revd Dan on 05 63 42 04 29.


Leading intercessions is easier than you think and training will be given if you feel that this is a form of ministry that you are called to.

Greeters and Coffee Makers

Greeting people coming into to church with a smile and handshake is one of the easiest things to do but is also one of the most important as being made to feel welcome encourages people to come back and worship again. Similarly more Coffee makers are needed. Please see Iain or Tricia if this form of ministry interests you.


The Safeguarding Officer for Brens is  unfilled at the moment, for further information on the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy visit our Safeguarding page.



L'Eglise St. Eugène, Côté de l'Eglise, 81600 Brens

Brens is to the south of the river outside Gaillac.

GPS co-ordinates: 43° 53.344′ N  1° 54.464′ E


Our Chaplain, can be contacted on or by email from our contact page, however please respect his days off, .

Our Assistant Chaplain, can be contacted on or by email from our contact page, however please respect her days off, .

L'Eglise St. Eugène

Côté de l'Eglise

81600 Brens