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 2nd and 4th Sundays, and Morning Prayer on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month.

 

 
Upcoming events in Brens
Date Time Event
Sunday 24th February 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths
Sunday 3rd March 11h00 Morning Prayer, Iain Pratt
Sunday 10th March 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths
Sunday 17th March 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 24th March 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths

 

Weekly Notices



Sunday 24th February - 11h00 - Holy Communion celebrated by Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths

Sunday 3rd March - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Iain Pratt


The Readings for next Sunday are
The Collect for next Sunday is

Jeremiah 17. 5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15.12 - 20
Luke 6.17 - 26

Almighty God,
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
give your people grace
so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that, among the many changes of this world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayers

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 those who are homeless or are living in poverty.
  • For those who are sick.
  • For our neighbours, whoever they may be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 1 March: Women’s World Day of Prayer 

Discussions are being held with the Church in Toulouse
to have a joint service.

 

 

Sunday 10th March Brens AGM will take place after the service.
Please make a note in your diary to attend for this very special meeting
and ensure that you have registered on the new Chaplaincy Electoral Roll .
Anyone can stand for election to our Local District Council –
if interested, please talk to Rev. Dan or Iain as to what is involved.

 

Saturday 6th April 19.00 for 19:30. Quiz and Curry Night. Chez David Pratt.
We see this as a major outreach opportunity:
let’s walk the walk and invite friends to join us for this event
Tickets will be available soon.


 

 


Chaplaincy AGM - Sunday 28th April will be at Vayrac this year.  

 



WAMI Meetings

We regret that these are currently suspended due to illness

Pop-Up Restaurants - Brown envelope fundraisers

Friday, 1st March 6.30 for 7 : St David’s Day Pop Up restaurant chez Valmai in Castres – still two places available.

 


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
Books

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.

DVDs

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.

Intercessors

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.


Website Editing

We are planning a major update to the Chaplaincy website in early January 2019. Ross and Ginny Jenkins have volunteered to be the web organisers for Brens after they have been trained.

 

The Safeguarding Officer for Brens is  Peter Gibbs, 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

 

L'Eglise St. Eugène

Côté de l'Eglise

81600 Brens