We worship in the Roman Catholic church of Notre Dame de l’Assomption, rue Clausade, in the Minimes Parish, close to the Barrière de Paris Metro station. every Sunday at 10.30. We hold a variety of modern and traditional services with music by our Music Group. There is Sunday Club and Junior Worship for all ages, with crêche facilities. The active and very popular Guides and Scouts groups in the area come as welcome visitors from time to time.
We are a mix of young families and retirees. The current congregation averages around 40, plus 20 children, with larger numbers at major festivals. Our Christingle, Carols and Christmas Communion services, as well as the Sunday School Nativity Play are very popular.
Parts of the service are presented in French when there are French-only speakers in the congregation. Everyone is welcome. Do come and join us!
|Sunday 27th May||10h30||Holy Communion, Canon Tony Jewiss|
|Sunday 3rd June||10h30||All Age Worship, John Mellish|
|Sunday 10th June||10h30||Holy Communion, Canon Tony Jewiss|
|Sunday 17th June||10h30||All Age Worship, Samantha Silverthorn|
|Sunday 24th June||10h30||Holy Communion & Baptism, Revd Dan Langdon-Griffiths|
|Sunday 1st July||10h30||All Age Worship, Bill Hill|
Sunday 27th May - 10h30 - Holy Communion celebrated by Canon Tony Jewiss
The Readings are:-
The Collect is:
Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
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 3rd June - 10h30 - All Age Worship led by John Mellish
Fellowship Groups and Prayer Groups
- Monday lunch time Prayer Group meets each week at NDA
- Airport Chapel Group meets every second Wednesday in the month (next meeting 13th June)
- The midweek house fellowship meets at the home of Jerry and Samantha.
Please contact Samantha and Jerry Silverthorn
Saturday 14th July 18h00 - Concert in the Park -advance notice
Place this in you diaries now, tickets always sell out quickly. As usual it is being held Chez Howes.
Tickets are already available get yours now!
WAMI is the Women and Men’s Institute and is held roughly once a month; each person pays a regular participation fee of 5 euros per workshop plus more when specific expenses are incurred. As you will see below, they cover many interesting topics throughout the year.
June 5th 10h00
This will be a Renaissance tour of Toulouse and the Pastel trade. It is proposed that there will be an Indian meal afterwards.
July 4th time to be confirmed
The Ultimate American Barbeque and Celebration of America’s Liberty from British Rule, Chez Howes
There is a suggestion that those of us who are interested will go to visits Mediterranean vineyards in either April or May. This will involve an overnight stay. If you are interested, please contact Edith as soon as possible.
We normally start with hymn practice at 11h00; followed by lunch at 12h00 and the actual meeting begins at 14h00.
We continue to donate items; their request list includes: coffee, rice, sugar-cubes, milk, (in long-life bottles) cooking oil, baby food (small jars are ideal) and all types of toiletries.
If you would like to know more about how you can help, please contact Debbie .
The Safeguarding Officer for Toulouse is Zena Baker on 05 82 74 29 39, for further information on the Chaplaincy Safeguarding Policy visit our Safeguarding page.
We have temporarily suspended Sunday Club and Junior Worship due to the lack of youngsters. As a result, all ages will be present at all our services and we will endeavour to take this into consideration with toys, colouring, word search and the like, being made available.
We meet on the 1st Sunday of each month, while the adults have their service in the main part of the Church.
It is based on the All Age Family service sheet but adapted for children and young people. Though adults are present, the young people are encouraged to lead the service and read prayers and bible readings themselves.
There are lots of songs to sing, both traditional ones and new ones with actions and even some with dance steps! There is a time of teaching which usually includes some fun and interaction.
The framework of the service is the same each month, but with new topical thoughts and prayers, the children can then take home their colourful service pamphlet and song sheet.
We welcome children aged from 3 -13 and parents are more than welcome to stay with them. At the end of our service we go into main church to tell and show the rest of the congregation what we've been doing.
For more information contact Zena Baker on 05 82 74 29 39.
Come and join one of our friendly groups (there are two – 4 to 9 years and 10 to 13 years) on every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month - like school, it's in term-time only. We meet while the main service is on, and join the adults towards the end of the service so that the children can go with their parents to take communion.
We read stories from the Bible, play games, do activities - drawing, colouring, wordsearch, etc. We sing songs, and prayers are answered.
In addition to Sunday Club, on the first Sunday of each month we hold Junior Worship services, and, of course, we hold Christingle services and act out our Nativity Play around Christmas time.
Want to know more? Contact Philippa Picq on 05 62 13 97 19.
Notre Dame de l’Assomption, 23 rue Larade, 31200 Toulouse
Note the church entrance is in rue Clausade
Leave the Peripherique at Exit 31 (Minimes), (a) From the South, take the first exit from the sliproad roundabout, heading East (direction Minimes), (b) From the North, loop round, going back over the Rocade, and take the second exit from the roundabout (direction Minimes). Cross the canal. At the T junction at the end of Avenue d'Eiche, turn left into Boulevard de Suisse which then becomes Boulevard Silvio Trentin. Take the 4th left (3rd set of traffic lights) into Rue Clausade. Pass the end of Rue Pierre Rubens on your right. The road bends 90 degrees right into Rue Ste-Mélanie. Turn left (remaining on Rue Clausade). Notre Dame de l'Assomption is a large concrete 1960s Church on your right. Parking is on the street.
Take Metro line B (connects with line A at station Jean Jaurès) to Barrière de Paris. Take the middle exit 'Sortie vers Avenue des Etats-Unis'. At the top of the stairs head up the road on your right (Avenue des Etats-Unis) past Midas. Continue past Rue Pierre Rubens to the second road on your left, Rue Ste-Mélanie. Walk down here and take the first right into Rue Clausade. The church is on your right.
GPS co-ordinates: 43° 37’ 42.07”N 1° 25’ 51.27”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 .
For further information about services and other activities, please contact the District Warden Bill Hill on 05 63 32 25 70.