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 26th November||10h30||Holy Communion, Revd Jacqueline Rodwell|
|Sunday 3rd December||10h30||All Age Worship, Clive Billenness|
|Saturday 9th December||11h00||WAMI, Christmas Decorations and/or Wreath Making|
|Sunday 10th December||10h30||Holy Communion, Revd Stephen Goodwin|
|Sunday 17th December||10h30||All Age Worship, Clive Billenness|
|Sunday 24th December||10h30||Christmas Eve Holy Communion & Christingles, Revd Stephen Goodwin|
|Monday 25th December||10h30||Family Carols for Christmas Morning, Samantha Silverthorn|
Sunday 26th November - 10h30 - Holy Communion celebrated by Revd Jacqueline Rodwell
Christ the King
The Readings are:-
The Collect is:
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Sunday 3rd December - 10h30 - All Age Worship led by Clive Billenness
11th December - 19h30 – 9 Lessons and Carols at Pibrac
The Anglican, Catholic, German Protestant Churches and the Independent Church 31 invite you to join them for their traditional annual Christmas Service of 9 Lessons and Carols.
We will also be joined by the children of the Toulouse International School.
The service will be conducted in a mixture of English, French and German, with translations projected on-screen so that everyone will be able to follow the songs and readings.
The service will support, among others, the work of Secours Catholique, and will be jointly led by the Reverend Stephen Goodwin and a member of the Ministry Team at Pibrac Church.
This Christmas, we are once again selling Christmas Cards designed by the late Elise Johnston exclusively for the Chaplaincy. The cards are professionally printed and delivered with envelopes, there is no verse inside, so you will be able to personalise each card for its recipient. Cards cost 1.00€ each and all profit goes to church funds, so this is a really worthwhile cause.
Please look at these samples and buy your cards from your local churchwarden, who has a stock available, that way you will avoid postage and be sure to have your cards in good time.
Some of the cards are in short supply, so don't delay; order now and you won't be disappointed!
Click on an image to enlarge
Locum - contact
If you need to contact our current locum please email this address
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 December)
- 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.