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 28th October 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 4th November 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 11th November 11h00 Morning Prayer, Janet Varty
Sunday 18th November 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths
Sunday 25th November 11h00 Morning Prayer, Iain Pratt
Sunday 2nd December 11h00 Holy Communion, Canon Tony Jewiss
Sunday 9th December 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs

 

Weekly Notices



Sunday 28th October - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Peter Gibbs

The Last Sunday after Trinity

The Readings are:-

Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52

 

The Collect is:

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Sunday 4th November - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Peter Gibbs


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 Steve and Sue Goodwin as he starts a 7 month locum in Marseilles
  • For those who have cancer and are recovering from operations
  • For farmers as they take in the harvest; may they be protected from accident
  • For the people of Florida; that they may recover from the effects of Hurricane Michael


Special Services - Advance Notice

November

Sunday 11th November  11h00 Remembrance Sunday 

December

Sunday 16th December - Congregational Lunch.

There will be a congregational lunch in a local restaurant after morning service.

Everyone is welcome. If you want to come too, please sign the list in the Presbytery  



WAMI Meetings

October

Wednesday 3/9th October Tour of Rabastens. This tour is full. Another will be organised in the spring

November

November 3rd Nov. 2.p.m. Craft Work for Christmas Fayre chez Jenkins

December

December 1st Christmas Wreaths Chez Howes.

 

Pop-Up Restaurants - Brown envelope fundraisers

A change in the Schedule

A change in the meetings. The recital by David Gaunt and the Thanksgiving dinner have been conbined and now we have:

Thursday November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) at 16h00 - Much more than a Pop-Up ! - Piano recital by David Gaunt to be followed by a candlelit Thanksgiving Dinner at 18h00. Sadly our early start which will enable us to get home betimes will also mean that we miss Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the football match.    Chez Howes. Dress code Smart (which you will have to organise yourselves – Arthur and Edith have enough to do!). Please sign up in the presbytery for the Thanksgiving Dinner.

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

 



Christmas Fayre at Castelnau de Monmiral Sunday 9th December

We have taken a stall at this fayre to raise funds funds for the Chaplaincy. Many of us have invested a huge amount of their time in producing articles to sell. We will need volunteers to staff the stall which is made a bit more difficult as it is on a Sunday. Please do consider giving generously of your time to make this event a great success. Shortly we will let you know who to contact with your offers of help.

In anticipation of a strong response to these requests:

 MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL!



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.

 

Job Vacancy

As Rev Dan mentioned in his last newsletter, there is a new post of ‘Eco-Church Officer for the whole Chaplaincy. Full details are to be found by clicking here.

 

Website Editing

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

 

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

 

L'Eglise St. Eugène

Côté de l'Eglise

81600 Brens