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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 24th September 11h00 Morning Prayer, Tricia Launders
Sunday 1st October 11h00 Harvest Festival with Holy Communion, Revd June Hutchinson
Sunday 8th October 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs

 

Weekly Notices



Sunday 24th September - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Tricia Launders

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity Readings

The Readings are:-

Jonah 3:10 - 4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

 

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 - 11h00 - Harvest Festival with Holy Communion celebrated by Revd June Hutchinson


 Harvest Festival - Sunday October 1st - 11h00

We need everyone to help us make our Festival a worthy thanksgiving for this years harvest and our good fortune.

The church has to be decorated and we are appealing for items which we can give to Resto du Coeur. Anything which is a long life product such as milk or long life orange juice is welcomed as is tinned or packeted items of all descriptions. We will also welcome fresh food, but as Resto du Coeur is only open once a week these should also have a long life such as potatoes, onions, apples or oranges.

We have invited our Catholic hosts both to our service and to join us for a vin d'amité afterwards.

Volunteers to provide wine and canapés are needed.

Please make your offers of help to Tricia as churchwarden or one of her deputies.

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 the priest who has been offered the post of chaplain here while they undergo the formalities required before they can make a final decision and we can know further details.
  • For all whose marriages are in difficulty or failing.
  • For children caught up in difficult and painful situations.
  • For all victims of abuse and perpetrators.
  • For all who are ill and need support and understanding.
Pop-Up Restaurants

Castelnau de Montmiral - Wednesday 20th September

Many people have offered to have a pop up restaurant during the next six months.

The first will be held after the summer break by Ian and Penelope Wanklyn at their home at Castelnau de Montmiral. They have invited up to 10 of us to join them.Supper

Elise Johnston, Artist - Craftswoman

Robin Johnston has published a book about Elise's works entitled "Elise Johnston, Artist-Craftswoman". elise the book

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.

 
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. 

The next lunch is Chez Wanklyn on 20th September, watch this space for more details.

Coffee Fund

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

Books

Our bookshelves contain a supply of nearly new books which are regularly replenished. Please put 2.00€ for hardbacks and 1.00€ for paperbacks into the coffee basket.

 

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

 

At this time we have a vacancy for a Chaplain.

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