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 24th September||10h30||Holy Communion, Canon Tony Jewiss|
|Sunday 1st October||10h30||All Age Worship, Samantha Silverthorn|
|Sunday 8th October||10h30||Harvest Festival with Holy Communion, Revd Maree Wilson|
Sunday 24th September - 10h30 - Holy Communion celebrated by Canon Tony Jewiss
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity Readings
The Readings are:-
Jonah 3:10 - 4:11
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 - 10h30 - All Age Worship led by Samantha Silverthorn
Elise Johnston, Artist - Craftswoman
Robin Johnston has published a book about Elise's works entitled "Elise Johnston, Artist-Craftswoman".
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.
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 11th October)
- The midweek house fellowship meets at the home of Jerry and Samantha.
Please contact Samantha and Jerry Silverthorn
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 need more help, please contact Clive Billenness to know more about what items they need.
The Safeguarding Officer for Toulouse is Debbie Alder on 05 61 78 99 13, 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
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 Readers are Linda Billenness on 05 61 02 91 98 and Clive Billenness on 05 61 02 91 98.
For further information about services and other activities, please contact the local churchwarden Bill Hill on 05 63 32 25 70.