We have been worshipping in Cahors since 1964. Our 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.
|Sunday 24th June||10h00||Holy Communion, Rev June Hutchinson|
|Sunday 1st July||10h00||Morning Prayer, Janet Varty|
|Sunday 8th July||10h00||Holy Communion, Rev June Hutchinson|
|Sunday 15th July||10h00||Morning Prayer,|
|Sunday 22nd July||10h00||Holy Communion, Rev Mary Barnes|
|Sunday 29th July||10h00||Holy Communion, Rev John King|
|Sunday 29th July||15h00||Evening Prayer,|
Sunday 24th June - 10h00 - Holy Communion celebrated by Rev June Hutchinson
The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
The Readings are:-
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
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 - 10h00 - Morning Prayer led by Janet Varty
Don Fordy died peacefully on Thursday 5th April in the care home in Knaresborough, to be reunited with his beloved Dora, as June says, he was a beloved and respected friend.
His funeral service took place on 20th April,, those of us here in France will have another opportunity to pay our respects.
Don and his wife Dora, who lived in St Maurin in Lot-et-Garonne, were very active members of the Cahors congregation for many years at least as far as October 2003.
Dora's lesson-reading was legendary: she introduced the name 'God' as though they were great mates, leaning conspiratorially over the lectern as though she was imparting a great secret. Her departure from this life in early 2013 left all of us, of course particularly Don, bereft; but Don continued to lead the Cahors Prayer Circle with dedication and devotion until his health dictated that he should leave his home here and move back to the UK.
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.
Over the last ten years or so, two home groups have been established in and around Cahors — Montaigu de Quercy, and Basse Vallée. Both 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.
- 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 Sue Baylis on 05 65 36 99 70.
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
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 Janet Varty on 05 65 30 10 68.
For further information about services and other activities, please contact the District Warden Margaret Cross on 05 63 94 47 15.