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 June 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 1st July 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths
Sunday 8th July 11h00 Morning Prayer, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 15th July 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev June Hutchinson
Sunday 22nd July 11h00 Morning Prayer,
Sunday 29th July 11h00 Songs of Praise, Peter Gibbs
Sunday 5th August 11h00 Holy Communion, Rev June Hutchinson

 

Weekly Notices



Sunday 24th June - 11h00 - Morning Prayer led by Peter Gibbs

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

The Readings are:-

Job 38:1-11
Psalm 107:1-3,23-32*
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

 

The Collect is:

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy;
that with you as our ruler and guide
we may so pass through things temporal
that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
grant this, heavenly Father,
for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Sunday 1st July - 11h00 - Holy Communion celebrated by Rev Dan Langdon-Griffiths


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 all who getting married.
  • For all older people and others who are affectd by excessive heat
  • For all who are abused.
  • That this area which depends so much on agriculture and tourism may have a successful season.

WAMI Meetings

The new programme will be listed here as soon as practical.

 

Pop-Up Restaurants - Brown envelope fundraisers

Wednesday 4th July at 12h30 The Ultimate American Barbeque and Celebration of America’s liberty from British rule, chez Howes.

Wednesday 8th August at 7.00pm. The Pratts restaurant will pop up just for one night at Veilmur. It is limited to 8 people and the list to sign will be posted soon.

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

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


 

Saturday 14th July 6.00pm.

The Fifth Fantastic Concert in the Park will be held chez Howes, at 2, Chemin de Jounaninet, Lapeyrouse Fossat.  Make up a party with your friends and buy your ticket now and have yet another memorable sell out evening.

Saturday December 9th. We are having a stall at the Castelnau Christmas Fayre. Just now we are looking for people to help us make things to sell. Later it will be people to sell things. If you would like to help in any way see Ginny or Edith you will be so welcome.



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. Currently Dan is having email problems so telephoning is better.

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.

 

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 District Warden Iain Pratt on 05 63 75 34 52.

L'Eglise St. Eugène

Côté de l'Eglise

81600 Brens