Click this link to download the latest Boulogne region Anglican Church Newsletter. As well as news about the congregation, and some history about the chapel where services are held in Boulogne, it includes details of forthcoming services and a variety of not-to-be-missed social events.
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Once again the church here in the Pas de Calais is being forced to make a new start. Our Chaplain has decided to leave the parish early and is taking up a new position in Zurich. Thus again we will be all facing a period without a resident priest. Fortunately we do have help to hand for which we are most grateful. The Reverend John Porter who was a chaplain here some time ago has agreed to conduct some services in Hesdin while The Reverend Paul Bennett from the Mission to Seafarers in Dunkirk will help out in Calais. The Boulogne congregation has just decided to have two services a month, the 1st and 3rd Sundays, at the Convent in rue Denacre in Boulogne St Martin, at least in the short term.
We will have to rely on visiting priests but inevitably some of these services will be lay person led. However we are trying to make them somewhat special. Thus the service planned for 6th November will be a Remembrance Day Service led Paul Glaister with music by Charles Vandezande. On 20th November there will be a priest led Eucharist Service –at 10.30 On 4th December we will hold a special Advent Carol Service led by Lalage Glaister with readings by the congregation and Carols selected and played by Charles Vanderzande..
On 17th December at 4pm there will be Christmas Carol Service in the Church at Estreelles followed by Mince Pies, Mulled Wine and a stall selling Christmas Goodies: This service is always well attended by both the British community as well as the French residents from the local village. Charles will again be playing the organ and we will have carols in both English and French. In Boulogne the following day 18th December there will be a Eucharist service with additional carols.
We therefore look forward to a challenging time ahead and hope that the local community will be able to support us and we will of course welcome all who wish to attend these services. For further information please go to our website at http://anglchurch.free.fr/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29&Itemid=47
Here’s news of one not-to-be-missed summer event for anyone living or staying in the Pas De Calais region, and a reminder of another a few days later.
This weekend, Paul and Lalage Glaister have extended an invitation to all for a scrumptious Strawberry Tea (click link for full details) in their beautiful garden at Estréelles.
Visitors will be welcomed with scones, cakes, strawberries and tea, in the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 June (that’s this weekend!).
Even rain won’t stop them! The generous couple have arranged for the village hall to be used in the event of wet weather.
Guests’ kind donations will go to the Anglican Church in Boulogne.
And please do remember the Red Cross Coffee Morning event on Friday June 17, with prize tombola, bookstall, bring and buy stall and other attractions, to be held at Sue and Patrick Hay’s house at Conchil Le Temple.
The Webmaster apologises for not adding this letter to our downloads earlier, but we have been struggling to get fully operational again following a terminal crash on the Frogsiders editorial computer.
If our efforts have been rewarded, you will be able to download the latest of the Chaplain’s monthly letters (in .pdf format) by clicking on this link.
Each month Frogsiders publishes the latest Anglican Church calendar for the region. You can find it and download it by following this link to the Frogsiders Church page.
This month you’ll find details of an important fund-raising Harvest Fete event on September 25.
We have not yet received the latest Boulogne congregation newsletter but we’ll provide a link to download that, too, as soon as we have it.