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Are you looking for the Christmas 2009 list?

THE Connexion has put together a list of church and carol services taking place across the country. If you want to add an event contact us on contact@connexionfrance.com

ALSACE

The International Church of Strasbourg
Christmas Eve: Candlelight service at 17.00 at the Protestant Chapel of the Hôpital Civil,
1 Porte de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg
For more information visit www.icstrasbourg.org orcontact Rev. Carol Simpson by email at pastorcms@cs.com or call 03 88 24 50 43

St Alban's Anglican Church, Strasbourg
December 25 at 10.45: Christmas Eucharist at the Eglise des Dominicains, Boulevard de la Victoire.
December 26: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 17.00.
For more information email anglicanchaplaincy@orange.fr

AQUITAINE

The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine
Sunday, December 7, 16.00 at Monteton: Advent Christingle service 18.30 at Allez: Advent carol service

Sunday, December 14, 16.00 at Chancelade: Carol service
17.30 at Bordeaux: Carol service
18.00 at Monteton: Carol service

Tuesday, December 16, 19.00 at St Pardoux de Mareuil: Carol service
19.00 at Doudrac: Carol service

Thursday, December 18, 18.30 at Dondas: Carol service

Friday, December 19, 18.30 at Limeuil: Carol service 18.30 at Ribérac: Carol service

Sunday, December 21, 18.00 at Ste Nathalène: Carol service

Holy Communion Christmas services take place on:
Tuesday December 23 at 11.00 at Sorges (Christmas service)
Wednesday, December 24 at 18.30 at Monteton (Midnight Mass)
Thursday, Christmas Day at 10.30 at Bertric Burée, 10.30 at Bordeaux, 10.30 at Doudrac and 10.30 at Limeuil

Sunday, January 4, Epiphany carol service, 10.30 Bertric Burée

The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine covers Gironde, Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne. All services are held in
English, in the local parish church except in Bordeaux, where services are held in the Chapelle de l’Assomption, 370 boulevard Wilson. For more information visit the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine website
at www.churchinaquitaine.org
BRITTANY

Christ Church Brittany(Church of England - Diocese in Europe)

The following carol services supported by Christ Church Brittany will be taking place:
A service of Nine Lessons and Carols in English, French and Breton, December 13 in the Parish
Church, 22340 Locarn at 15.00.
For further details contact Margaret Ray on 02 96 24 72 10

This service will also take place on:
December 17 in Redon at 18.30 at La Chapelle St Sauveur.
For more information call Joy Morin on 02 99 71 12 30

December 19 at Guingamp. Full details not yet available. For more information call Gwen Hamblett on
02 96 45 77 69 or Paul-Henri and Thérèse on 02 96 44 16 45.

December 20 in the Parish Church, at Huelgoat at 14.30. For further details contact Keith Beswetherick on 02 98 78 21 28

December 21 in the chapel in Ploërmel, 14 rue Général Dubreton, at 14.00. For further details contact Chris Wilson on 02 97 72 19 29

December 24 in the Abbey Church at St Gildas de Rhuys, 56730 at 16.30. Traditional Service of Nine
Lessons and Carols.
For more information call Alison Parkes on 06 19 36 26 28

CENTRE
St Etienne Church, Martizay (Indre-et-Loire)
December 13: Carol service 18.00. Family occasion in aid of La Croix Rouge Française, Secours Populaire and Indre Nature. The event co-incides with Martizay's annual Marché de Noël to which everyone is invited afterwards. Contact Marilyn Littlewood on 06 78 23 57 00.

ILE-DE-FRANCE

St.Mark’s Church, 31 rue du Pont Colbert, 78000 Versailles

Sunday, December 14 at 10.30. Nativity play
Sunday, December 14 at 12.00 – 17.00 Christmas fair (light lunch available)
Sunday, December 14 at 17.30 carol service

Friday, December 19 at 20.00 carols under the stars (outdoors carol service in church garden)

Sunday, December 21 at 10.30 The Gift - all-age Christmas service

Wednesday, December 24 at 23.30, midnight communion service

Thursday, December 25 at 10.30 Christmas Day family communion service

St.Paul’s Church, Centre Culturelle St Paul, Place du Marché Neuf, Chevry 2, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette

December 21 at 17.30, carol service

For more details for events at both churches visit www.stmarksversailles.org
St. George's Anglican Church, Paris

Sunday, December 21: Carol service, provisional start time 18.30 (anyone wishing to go should call
the church office to confirm the time on 01 47 20 22 51).
Wednesday, December 24: Midnight Mass at 22.30
Thursday, December 25: Sung Eucharist at 10.30.
Visit www.stgeorgesparis.com
Holy Trinity Church Maisons Laffitte, Paris, 15, ave Carnot

Sunday December, 14 Christmas Carols (to be confirmed)
Wednesday, December 24: Crib service at 17.00 and Midnight Mass at 22.30
Thursday, December 25: 10.30 Family Christmas Communion
Sunday, December 28: 9.30 Said Communion and at 10.30 Sung Communion (with Sunday groups)
For more information visit www.htcml.com

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

English Speaking Christian Fellowship, Homps, Aude.

Sunday, December 14, normal service at Le Tonneliers, 10.30
Sunday, December 21, gift service and festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the parish church at
Homps,10.30. (Gifts will be presented to children in need).
Thursday, December 25, Christmas morning service at Le Tonneliers at 10.30.
Sunday, December 28, morning service at Le Tonneliers at 10.30.

Coffee and conversation follows all services.

For more information call 04 68 32 07 29 or email dennis.lewin@orange.fr

Protestant Evangelical Methodist Church of Narbonne

Sunday, December 14: Bilingual (French/English) Nine Lessons and Carols service at 17.00 at the

Hexagone Hotel in Narbonne. There will be refreshments following the service. Directions can be
found on the website at www.methodist-narbonne.orgFor more information contact Pastor Steven Lloyd on 04 68 76 58 54 or e-mail pastor@methodist-
narbonne.org

NORMANDY

Eglise Réformée de Rouen
Carol Service at Temple St Eloi, Place Martin Luther King, 76000 Rouen.
Saturday, December 20 at 18.00.
Carols in English, Readings in French.
For more information call Pastor Quentin Braddock on 02 35 71 44 30

Chapelle de la Miséricorde, rue Elie de Beaumont, Caen
Anglican advent carol service takes place on Sunday, December 14 at 17.30. Music from the choir of
St George’s Church, Paris.
For further details contact Pam by e-mail at pam@nethaus.co.uk or call
Joan on 02 31 73 18 80.

PAYS DE LA LOIRE

All Saints Vendée
Thursday, December 18: Carols by Candlelight at L'Eglise de Foussais Payre, Vendée at 20.00. There
will be traditional Christmas hymns, plus Judith Harris, mezzo-soprano, will be taking part together with Choraline - a French choir from La Chataigneraie, conducted by their chef-de coeur, Mme Laure Lalere.
For more information email wgh@aliceadsl.fr or call 05 49 25 20 18

POITOU-CHARENTES

Anglican Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd

Montbron Church, December 12, bilingual choral Evensong/ Vespres service at 18.30

St Nicolas de Civray Parish Church, Monday, December 15, 19.00, Nine Lessons and Carols

Chives Parish Church, Tuesday, December 16, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols.

Les Granges, St Jean d'Angely, Wednesday, December 17, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols

Chapelle de l'Ecole de la Providence Cognac, Thursday, December 18, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols

Montbron Church, Sunday, December 21, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols (bilingual)

Alloue Parish Church, Wednesday, December 24, 18.00, Christmas Eve Eucharist

Savigné Parish Church, Thursday December 25, 11.00, Christmas Day Eucharist

Parthenay, The Presbytére 13 rue d'la Citadele, Cognac, Sunday December 28, Holy Communion, 10.30.

Chapelle de l'Ecole, Cognac, Sunday December 28, Holy Communion, 10.30

La Rochefoucauld parish room, Sunday, December 28, Morning Worship, 10.30

For further details of services at the Anglican Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd and to find out precise details of church locations visit www.church-in-france.comContact the Chaplain, Rev. Michael Hepper on 05 49 97 04 21.

PROVENCES-ALPES-COTE D’AZUR AND MONACO

All Saints' Marseille; 4, rue de Belloi. 13006 Marseille (near Metro Prefècture-Estrangin).

Sunday, December 7 at 17.00: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 14 at 16.30: Cultural evening - poems, Christmas readings and music, with the children of the International School of Music, Marseille.

Wednesday, December 24 at 17.00: Christmas Service at the Oratory Chapel, by the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Aix-en-Provence.

Thursday December 25 at 10.00: Christmas Service at All Saints' Marseille

For further details visit www.anglican-marseille.org
St Michael's Church, 11 chemin des Myrtes, Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Monday, December 22: Carol Service at 18.00 followed by mince pies and mulled wine reception.
Thursday, December 25: Christmas Day Eucharist at 10.00
Thursday, January 1: Said Eucharist at 12.00
All Sundays throughout the year Eucharist at 10.00

For more information visit www.stmichaelsbeaulieusurmer.org or call theChaplain, Canon Roger Greenacre on 04 93 01 45 61

Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 22 avenue de Grande Bretagne, Monaco

Sunday, December 14:
10:30. Annual nativity play with carols. 19.00. Annual Christmas carol service
Christmas Eve: 17.00. Christingle: Children's Christmas service.
23.00. Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:30. Family Christmas communion service

For more information email stpauls@monaco.mc or telephone +377 93 30 71 06

Glorious Ascension Prasada, Quartier Subrane, Montauroux (Fayence)
Christmas Day: 11.00. Sung Eucharist with carols followed by an apéritif.
Sunday, December 28: 18.00. Carols by Candlelight. An informal service followed by mince pies and
mulled wine.
For more information email cga.prasada@wanadoo.fr

St Quenin Chapel, Vaison la Romaine, (Vaucluse)
December 23: Carol service 16.00. Anglican service open to all and by kind permission of the Curé of Vaison. For further details email mjdodd@orange.fr or phone 04 75 28 05 99.

RHONE-ALPES

St Marc's Ecumenical Centre, 6 avenue Malherbe, Grenoble

Sunday, December 14 at 18.30, carol service with mince pies and mulled wine.
Christmas Day at 10.45, informal family service.

For more information visit www.grenoblechurch.org

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ALSACE

The International Church of Strasbourg
Christmas Eve: Candlelight service at 17.00 at the Protestant Chapel of the Hôpital Civil,
1 Porte de l'Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg
For more information visit www.icstrasbourg.org orcontact Rev. Carol Simpson by email at pastorcms@cs.com or call 03 88 24 50 43

St Alban's Anglican Church, Strasbourg
December 25 at 10.45: Christmas Eucharist at the Eglise des Dominicains, Boulevard de la Victoire.
December 26: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 17.00.
For more information email anglicanchaplaincy@orange.fr

AQUITAINE

The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine
Sunday, December 7, 16.00 at Monteton: Advent Christingle service 18.30 at Allez: Advent carol service

Sunday, December 14, 16.00 at Chancelade: Carol service
17.30 at Bordeaux: Carol service
18.00 at Monteton: Carol service

Tuesday, December 16, 19.00 at St Pardoux de Mareuil: Carol service
19.00 at Doudrac: Carol service

Thursday, December 18, 18.30 at Dondas: Carol service

Friday, December 19, 18.30 at Limeuil: Carol service 18.30 at Ribérac: Carol service

Sunday, December 21, 18.00 at Ste Nathalène: Carol service

Holy Communion Christmas services take place on:
Tuesday December 23 at 11.00 at Sorges (Christmas service)
Wednesday, December 24 at 18.30 at Monteton (Midnight Mass)
Thursday, Christmas Day at 10.30 at Bertric Burée, 10.30 at Bordeaux, 10.30 at Doudrac and 10.30 at Limeuil

The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine covers Gironde, Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne. All services are held in
English, in the local parish church except in Bordeaux, where services are held in the Chapelle de l’Assomption, 370 boulevard Wilson. For more information visit the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine website
at www.churchinaquitaine.org
BRITTANY

Christ Church Brittany(Church of England - Diocese in Europe)

The following carol services supported by Christ Church Brittany will be taking place:
A service of Nine Lessons and Carols in English, French and Breton, December 13 in the Parish
Church, 22340 Locarn at 15.00.
For further details contact Margaret Ray on 02 96 24 72 10

This service will also take place on:
December 17 or 18, in Redon, probably at 18.30. Full details not yet available – for more information call Joy Morin on 02 99 71 12 30

December 19 at Guingamp. Full details not yet available. For more information call Gwen Hamblett on
02 96 45 77 69 or Paul-Henri and Thérèse on 02 96 44 16 45.

December 20 in the Parish Church, at Huelgoat at 14.30. For further details contact Keith Beswetherick on 02 98 78 21 28

December 21 in the chapel in Ploërmel, 14 rue Général Dubreton, at 14.00. For further details contact Chris Wilson on 02 97 72 19 29

December 24 in the Abbey Church at St Gildas de Rhuys, 56730 at 16.30. Traditional Service of Nine
Lessons and Carols.
For more information call Alison Parkes on 06 19 36 26 28

ILE-DE-FRANCE

St.Mark’s Church, 31 rue du Pont Colbert, 78000 Versailles

Sunday, December 14 at 10.30. Nativity play
Sunday, December 14 at 12.00 – 17.00 Christmas fair (light lunch available)
Sunday, December 14 at 17.30 carol service

Friday, December 19 at 20.00 carols under the stars (outdoors carol service in church garden)

Sunday, December 21 at 10.30 The Gift - all-age Christmas service

Wednesday, December 24 at 23.30, midnight communion service

Thursday, December 25 at 10.30 Christmas Day family communion service

St.Paul’s Church, Centre Culturelle St Paul, Place du Marché Neuf, Chevry 2, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette

December 21 at 17.30, carol service

For more details for events at both churches visit www.stmarksversailles.org
St. George's Anglican Church, Paris

Sunday, December 21: Carol service, provisional start time 18.30 (anyone wishing to go should call
the church office to confirm the time on 01 47 20 22 51).
Wednesday, December 24: Midnight Mass at 22.30
Thursday, December 25: Sung Eucharist at 10.30.
Visit www.stgeorgesparis.com
Holy Trinity Church Maisons Laffitte, Paris, 15, ave Carnot

Sunday December, 14 Christmas Carols (to be confirmed)
Wednesday, December 24: Crib service at 17.00 and Midnight Mass at 22.30
Thursday, December 25: 10.30 Family Christmas Communion
Sunday, December 28: 9.30 Said Communion and at 10.30 Sung Communion (with Sunday groups)
For more information visit www.htcml.com

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

English Speaking Christian Fellowship, Homps, Aude.

Sunday, December 14, normal service at Le Tonneliers, 10.30
Sunday, December 21, gift service and festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the parish church at
Homps,10.30. (Gifts will be presented to children in need).
Thursday, December 25, Christmas morning service at Le Tonneliers at 10.30.
Sunday, December 28, morning service at Le Tonneliers at 10.30.

Coffee and conversation follows all services.

For more information call 04 68 32 07 29 or email dennis.lewin@orange.fr

Protestant Evangelical Methodist Church of Narbonne

Sunday, December 14: Bilingual (French/English) Nine Lessons and Carols service at 17.00 at the

Hexagone Hotel in Narbonne. There will be refreshments following the service. Directions can be
found on the website at www.methodist-narbonne.orgFor more information contact Pastor Steven Lloyd on 04 68 76 58 54 or e-mail pastor@methodist-
narbonne.org

NORMANDY

Eglise Réformée de Rouen
Carol Service at Temple St Eloi, Place Martin Luther King, 76000 Rouen.
Saturday, December 20 at 18.00.
Carols in English, Readings in French.
For more information call Pastor Quentin Braddock on 02 35 71 44 30

Chapelle de la Miséricorde, rue Elie de Beaumont, Caen
Anglican advent carol service takes place on Sunday, December 14 at 17.30. Music from the choir of
St George’s Church, Paris.
For further details contact Pam by e-mail at pam@nethaus.co.uk or call
Joan on 02 31 73 18 80.

PAYS DE LA LOIRE

All Saints Vendée
Thursday, December 18: Carols by Candlelight at L'Eglise de Foussais Payre, Vendée at 20.00. There
will be traditional Christmas hymns, plus Judith Harris, mezzo-soprano, will be taking part together with Choraline - a French choir from La Chataigneraie, conducted by their chef-de coeur, Mme Laure Lalere.
For more information email wgh@aliceadsl.fr or call 05 49 25 20 18

POITOU-CHARENTES

Anglican Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd

Montbron Church, December 12, bilingual choral Evensong/ Vespres service at 18.30

St Nicolas de Civray Parish Church, Monday, December 15, 19.00, Nine Lessons and Carols

Chives Parish Church, Tuesday, December 16, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols.

Les Granges, St Jean d'Angely, Wednesday, December 17, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols

Chapelle de l'Ecole de la Providence Cognac, Thursday, December 18, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols

Montbron Church, Sunday, December 21, 18.30, Nine Lessons and Carols (bilingual)

Alloue Parish Church, Wednesday, December 24, 18.00, Christmas Eve Eucharist

Savigné Parish Church, Thursday December 25, 11.00, Christmas Day Eucharist

Parthenay, The Presbytére 13 rue d'la Citadele, Cognac, Sunday December 28, Holy Communion, 10.30.

Chapelle de l'Ecole, Cognac, Sunday December 28, Holy Communion, 10.30

La Rochefoucauld parish room, Sunday, December 28, Morning Worship, 10.30

For further details of services at the Anglican Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd and to find out precise details of church locations visit www.church-in-france.comContact the Chaplain, Rev. Michael Hepper on 05 49 97 04 21.

PROVENCES-ALPES-COTE D’AZUR AND MONACO

All Saints' Marseille; 4, rue de Belloi. 13006 Marseille (near Metro Prefècture-Estrangin).

Sunday, December 7 at 17.00: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 14 at 16.30: Cultural evening - poems, Christmas readings and music, with the children of the International School of Music, Marseille.

Wednesday, December 24 at 17.00: Christmas Service at the Oratory Chapel, by the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Aix-en-Provence.

Thursday December 25 at 10.00: Christmas Service at All Saints' Marseille

For further details visit www.anglican-marseille.org
St Michael's Church, 11 chemin des Myrtes, Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Monday, December 22: Carol Service at 18.00 followed by mince pies and mulled wine reception.
Thursday, December 25: Christmas Day Eucharist at 10.00
Thursday, January 1: Said Eucharist at 12.00
All Sundays throughout the year Eucharist at 10.00

For more information visit www.stmichaelsbeaulieusurmer.org or call theChaplain, Canon Roger Greenacre on 04 93 01 45 61

Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 22 avenue de Grande Bretagne, Monaco

Sunday, December 14:
10:30. Annual nativity play with carols. 19.00. Annual Christmas carol service
Christmas Eve: 17.00. Christingle: Children's Christmas service.
23.00. Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 10:30. Family Christmas communion service

For more information email stpauls@monaco.mc or telephone +377 93 30 71 06

Glorious Ascension Prasada, Quartier Subrane, Montauroux (Fayence)
Christmas Day: 11.00. Sung Eucharist with carols followed by an apéritif.
Sunday, December 28: 18.00. Carols by Candlelight. An informal service followed by mince pies and
mulled wine.
For more information email cga.prasada@wanadoo.fr

RHONE-ALPES

St Marc's Ecumenical Centre, 6 avenue Malherbe, Grenoble

Sunday, December 14 at 18.30, carol service with mince pies and mulled wine.
Christmas Day at 10.45, informal family service.

For more information visit www.grenoblechurch.org
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