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We have been worshipping in Cahors since 1964. cahorsOur congregation started with home-meetings and has met over the years in two Roman Catholic chapels.  We now worship in the chapel of the Roman Catholic Centre Paroissial in Terre Rouge every Sunday morning at 10.00. We attract an average  congregation of 40 or more, some members travelling 60 kms to be with us on Sundays. Services on the major festivals are well-attended, our Christmas Carol services being especially popular.

Members contribute to our worship by helping to lead services, reading, and serving refreshments. Bring and Share lunches, for example after the local AGM in February/March and after pre-Lent and Harvest Festival services, are regular features on the calendar.  There are also several Home Groups active in offering fellowship and building connections, and we hope to establish groups in other areas.

Under the leadership of the Revd June Hutchinson, Assistant Chaplain for the Chaplaincy, our church continues to develop, with growing participation in social activities within the wider community. This is a great place to live, and our worship and fellowship really add to the experience.

Do join us.

Upcoming events in Cahors
Date Time Event
Sunday 24th September 10h00 Holy Communion, Revd Mary Barnes
Saturday 30th September 08h30 The Great British Breakfast
Sunday 1st October 10h00 Harvest Festival - Morning Prayer, , Revd June Hutchinson
Sunday 1st October 12h00 Bring & Share Lunch
Sunday 8th October 10h00 Holy Communion, Revd June Hutchinson
Sunday 15th October 10h00 Morning Prayer CW, Janet Varty
Sunday 22nd October 10h00 Holy Communion, Revd Mary Barnes

 

Weekly Notices



Sunday 24th September - 10h00 - Holy Communion celebrated by Revd Mary Barnes

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 - 10h00 - Harvest Festival - Morning Prayer led by led by Revd June Hutchinson


Montaigu Home Group

We are currently studying ‘The 100 Minute Bible.

  • Thursday 14th September, chez Nick Rigby-Jones
  • Thursday 28th September, chez Georgina Hodgson

Our first meeting in October will be the start of our Advent course from ‘Looking & Longing’ by David Adam.

  • Thursday 26 th October 10h00 Montaigu Home Group chez Nick Rigby-Jones}

We normally meet fortnightly, on a Thursday morning at 10h00 for coffee.

If you would like to join us, please contact: Nick ,

 

Golden Wedding raises Funds for the Chaplaincy

Nick & Rose celebrateNick and Rose Rigby-Jones celebrated their Golden Wedding on Saturday 9th September and as a fund raising event, organised a walk followed by a bring and share lunch. Dorrie Norris provided the cake.

Donations made 410 € for Chaplaincy Funds and Cahors’ two charities, thank you to all involved and congratulations to Nick and Rose and many more anniversaries to come.

More pictures can be seen here.

 

2017 Fun Fundraising Events

Saturday 30th September - The Great British Breakfast - chez Gill and David Heyworth

breakfast

Back by popular request, this fundraising event will be held in their wonderful home in Martignac, Puy L'Evêque. There will be four sittings as usual: 08h30, 09h45, 11h00, 12h15 and the bookings will be opening soon - watch this space!

Participation fee €20 for a "Full English" with juices, coffee, tea, toast, marmalade, etc, etc.

For all details contact: Gill & David

 

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.

 
Bring and Buy Table

The next monthly bring & buy table will be on Sunday 24th September.

Diary Dates

These are listed above the notices or if you are looking further ahead on the "Diary" page

 

Please join us upstairs every week for refreshments after the service, where you can also look at the notice board for additional news and information.

 

 

The Safeguarding Officer for Cahors is  Allan Chinnery on 05 65 22 97 89, for further information on the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy visit our Safeguarding page.

Home Groups

Over the last ten years or so, three home groups have been established in and around Cahors — Cahors, Montaigu de Quercy, and Basse Vallée. All meet weekly during Advent and Lent, and fortnightly during the remainder of the year. Numbers in the groups vary greatly over the year as visitors come and go, but six to eight at any meeting is a good average. All groups are flourishing, and give us the opportunity to explore our faith centred on a mix of Bible reading and other texts, in the company of others of like mind. The home-groups also provide a ready source of mutual help and support.

Bibles
  • Cahors  - meets on Wedesday afternoons at 15h00 - contact  Geraldine Boyd on 05 65 30 97 37.
  • Montaigu - meets on Thursday mornings at 10h00 - contact  Nick Rigby-Jones on 05 63 32 15 67.
  • Basse Vallée  - meets on Wednesday afternoons at 14h30 - contact  Ann Cox on 05 65 36 47 12.
 

If you would like to discover more, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the groups. You can be sure of a very warm welcome!

We’d love to see you!

 

 

Centre Paroissial, 75 avenue J Lurçat, Terre Rouge, 46000 Cahors

From the south end of the Pont Louis Philippe, Cahors (bottom of Avenue Gambetta), go east on the D911 (direction Rodez) for 2.3km (the second set of traffic lights); the turning on the left is avenue Jean Lurçat. The Centre is about 100 metres down on the left (opposite the Gendarmerie!). Large parking area just beyond.

The entrance to the church is at the northern end of the Centre Paroissial building.

GPS co-ordinates: 44° 27.736′ N  1° 27.352′ 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 Janet Varty on 05 65 30 10 68.

For further information about services and other activities, please contact the local churchwarden Margaret Cross on 05 63 94 47 15.

Centre Paroissial

75 avenue J Lurçat

Terre Rouge

46000 Cahors