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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 22nd April 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 29th April 11h00 Morning Prayer, Robin Johnston
Sunday 29th April 11h30 Chaplaincy Annual Meeting at Cahors
Sunday 6th May 11h00 Holy Communion, Revd June Hutchinson
Sunday 13th May 11h00 Morning Prayer, Robin Johnston
Sunday 20th May 11h00 Pentecost Holy Communion, Revd Dan Langdon-Griffiths
Sunday 27th May 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs


Weekly Notices

Sunday 22nd April - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Peter Gibbs

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Readings are:-

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18


The Collect is:

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Sunday 29th April - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Robin Johnston

Sunday 29th April - Chaplaincy Annual Meeting at Cahors

The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place on April 29th 2018 at Terre Rouge the church where Cahors holds its worship.

The service will start at 10.30am to allow people to travel from far flung places and coffee will be available for early arrivals!

The Annual Meeting will take place after the service and that will be followed by a Bring and Share lunch.


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 everyone who is angry that they may know your peace.
  • For all who are dying especially Helen, Debbie Calder’s nephew’s wife whom is having palliative care.
  • For all who have mental health problems.
  • For all children having surgery especially Debbie Calder’s grand daughter Emily that they may receive your peace and your gift of health.
Pop-Up Restaurants

April 20th   - Chez Judith James, Mazamet

May 23rd - 12h30 - Chez Kenny, Cahuzac sur Vere.

Please sign up on the list in the Presbytery.

Saturday 14th July 18h00 - Concert in the Park -advance notice

Place this in you diaries now, tickets always sell out quickly. As usual it is being held Chez Howes.

Tickets are already available get yours now!


WAMI is the Women and Men’s Institute and is held roughly once a month; each person pays a regular participation fee of 5 euros per workshop plus more when specific expenses are incurred. As you will see below, they cover many interesting topics throughout the year.

May 16th 10h00

There will be a repeat of the Resistance Tour with Elyse for anyone who is interested – either those who could not make it last year or who want to do it again. The tour will be followed by a meal in an Italien restaurant.

June 5th 10h00

This will be a Renaissance tour of Toulouse and the Pastel trade. It is proposed that there will be an Indian meal afterwards.

July 4th  time to be confirmed

The Ultimate American Barbeque and Celebration of America’s Liberty from British Rule, Chez Howes


There is a suggestion that those of us who are interested will go to visits Mediterranean vineyards in either April or May. This will involve an overnight stay. If you are interested, please contact Edith as soon as possible.

We normally start with hymn practice at 11h00; followed by lunch at 12h00 and the actual meeting begins at 14h00.

Food for Restos du Cœur to give to others

Please remember we collect every week for Restos du Coeur. There is a container in the Presbytery for donations. Also, please volunteer for the rota to take our donations to Restos du Coeur. Their office is near Gaillac railway station.

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.



The Safeguarding Officer for Brens is  Peter Gibbs on 05 63 57 24 47, 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, Revd Dan Langdon-Griffiths can be contacted on 05 63 42 04 29 or by email from our contact page.

Our Assistant Chaplain, Revd June Hutchinson can be contacted on 05 65 21 68 52 or by email from our contact page, however please respect her days off, Tuesday & Thursday .

Our Licensed Reader is Peter Gibbs on 05 63 57 24 47.

For further information about services and other activities, please contact the local churchwarden Tricia Launders on 05 63 40 69 85.

L'Eglise St. Eugène

Côté de l'Eglise

81600 Brens