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Anglican Church in the Pas de Calais – News

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

Coming Soon: Two Excellent Summer Events

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.

Strawberry Tea in a lovely garden - What a very good idea!

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.

7 Valleys Carol Service – Oops! A mistake in our mailing!

If you received our Frogsiders mailing today you may have noticed a couple of mistakes. First we sent out some of the emails announcing the Carol service on Sunday – it should be Saturday 11th December, and then the link to the detail of time and place wouldn’t work!

In our defence, we sent out the mails in a hurry, as we had just received the notice ourselves. Somehow we got the link wrong. Try clicking here for the notice of the service in full.

Journées des Jardins – Open Days at 10 well-kept gardens

10 gardens and potagers in villages in the beautiful Course Valley will be open to the public this weekend.  You can tour them in any order, just buy your ticket at the first one you visit.

Tickets are 3 euros per adult (children free) and visitors will be treated to tea and scones free at one of the gardens.

Les Journées des Jardins

Saturday July 10 from 14h till 18.30
Sunday July 11  from 10.30 till 18.30

10 jardins d’agrément et potagers ouverts au public

Estrée 1, Estréelles 2 Beussent 3 Doudeauville 1 Enquin-sur-Baillons 1 Hucqueliers 1 Bourthes 2

These are all situated in the Course valley and its surrounding area, just to the north of Montreuil.

Tea, cake and scones offered at Paul and Lalage’s, 156 rue du moulin, Estréelles

Tickets 3 euros to visit all 10 gardens can be purchased from any of the gardens open.

For further information contact Lalage 03 21 81 47 65  e-mail paul.glaister@wanadoo.fr

The Course is arguably the most beautiful of the famous 7 Valleys, and its villages are renowned as some of the prettiest in northern France.  While you’re on the tour, you might also want to stop to buy some delicious hand-made chocolates at the famous Chocolaterie de Beussent which you’ll pass en route.