English church services in France this Christmas

A list of English-language church services in France this Christmas period

Christmas church services are organised by the 83 Anglican chaplaincies throughout France, with Crib Services, Nine Lessons and Carols, Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Day services and more, and all are in English.

To find services near you go to anglicanfrance.fr/chaplaincies-in-france and click on your local chaplaincy to find details of their individual websites, where you can find information about services.

We publish below information about Christmas church services sent to The Connexion. If you know of any not listed here, please email details to news@connexionfrance.com

Chaplaincy of Aquitaine

Tuesday 10 December

18.00 Christmas Carol Service – Monteton, Lot-et-Garonne

Wednesday 11 December

18.30 Christmas Carol Service – Dondas, Lot-et-Garonne

Saturday 14 December

12.00 Christmas Lunch and Carols – Envals, Lot et Garonne
16.00 Christmas Carol Service – Chancelade, Dordogne

Sunday 15 December

16.00 Christmas Carol Service – Bordeaux, Eglise Notre Dame
17.00 Christmas Carol Service – Limeuil, Dordogne
18.00 Carols by Candlelight – La Taste, near La Sauvetat, Gers

Monday 16 December

17.00 Christmas Carol Service – Sainte Nathalène, Dordogne

Friday 20 December

18.00 Christmas Carol Service – Négrondes, Dordogne
18.30 Christmas Carol Service, St Médard, Lot-et-Garonne

Sunday 22 December

16.00 Christmas Carol Service – Bertric Burée, Dordogne

Tuesday 24 December

16.00 Holy Communion – Monteton, Lot-et-Garonne
22.30 Holy Communion – Limeuil, Dordogne

Wednesday 25 December

10.30 Holy Communion – Bertric Burée, Dordogne
10.30 Family Communion – Bordeaux, Eglise St Pierre
10.30 Fresh Expressions – Eymet Temple, Dordogne
10.30 Holy Communion – Limeuil, Dordogne
11.00 Holy Communion – Doudrac, Lot-et-Garonne

Charente-Maritime

Saturday, December 14

18.00 English language carol service at the French Protestant Church, 2 cours Reverseaux

followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Toulouse Anglican Church (part of the Anglican Chaplaincy of Midi Pyrenees and Aude)

Friday, December 13

19.30 Family Carols at Notre Dame de l’Assomption, 23 rue Larade, Minimes 31200

mince pies and mulled wine served afterwards

Sunday, December 15

10.30 Christingle Service, at Notre Dame de l’Assomption

Tuesday, December 24

16.00 Crib service at Notre Dame de l’Assomption

Wednesday, December 25

10.30 Family Communion at Notre Dame de l’Assomption

St. Pierre's Church, Blagnac

Saturday, December 14

18.30 Nine Lessons and Carols according to the King's College Cambridge tradition

Followed by mulled wine, mince pies and other seasonal pastries 

St John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Saint-Raphaël, Var

Sunday 15 December

18.00 Lessons and Carols, followed by mince pies and mulled wine

Wednesday 25 December

10.30 Christmas Day Festive Communion Service

St Peter’s Church, Chantilly, l’Oise

Sunday 15 December

18.00 Christingle Service with a Nativity

Sunday 22 December

19.30 Candlelight Nine Lessons and Carols, mulled wine and mince pies

Tuesday 24 December

23.00 Midnight Service

Wednesday 25 December

10.30 Christmas Morning Celebration

Christ Church, Lille, Hauts-de-France

Sunday 15 December

10.30 Nine Lessons and Carols followed at 12.00 Christmas Market
18.30 Contemporary Carols by candlelight

Tuesday 24 December

17.00 Crib Service
23.30 Midnight Holy Communion

Wednesday 25 December

10.30 Family Holy Communion

St George's Anglican Church, rue Auguste Vacquerie, Paris

Sunday, December 15

18.30 A Festival of Lessons and Carols

followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Tuesday, December 24

22.00 Midnight Mass of Christmas & Blessing of the Crib

followed by a champagne reception

Wednesday, December 25

10.30 Solemn Eucharist

followed by a reception in the Parish Hall

Scots Kirk Paris

Tuesday, December 24

19.00 Christmas Eve Service at 17 rue Bayard, Paris

Maine et Loire

Sunday, December 22

11.00 Carol service at Bocé, Baugé-en-Anjou 

Wednesday, December 25

11.00 matins at Doué la Fontaine

Ain

Tuesday, December 24

17.00 Christmas Eve service at Crossroads Thoiry, Centre Vert Futur, 6 Rue de l'Artisanat, Thoiry

refreshments served afterwards

Marseille

Saturday, December 14

16.00 Christmas Carol Service at All Saints Marseille

followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Sunday, December 15

16.00 Holy Communion at All Saints Marseille led by The Revd Jamie Johnston

Saturday, December 21

15.30 Carol Service at Goult Catholic Church, Luberon

Wednesday, December 25

10.00 Christmas Day at All Saints Marseille led by The Revd Jamie Johnston

Brittany

Tuesday, December 10

17.30 Carol singing in the market, Gouarec, Côtes-d’Armor

Thursday, December 12

18.00 St. Charles, Redon, Ille-et-Vilaine

Saturday, December 14

15.00 main Church Notre-Dame-du-Roncier, Rostrenen, Côtes-d’Armor (No service the following Sunday 15 in Rostrenen)

Sunday, December 15

16.00 village church, Huelgoat, Finistère (replacing Sunday service)

15.00 Ploërmel, Morbihan

Thursday, December 19

19.30 Carol singing in the Madison Bar near Scrignac, Finistère

Sunday, December 22

15.00 Eglise Saint-Trémeur, Carhaix, Finistère

Tuesday, December 24

15.00 Christmas Eve service, Rostrenen, Côtes-d’Armor

Wednesday, December 25

10.30 village church, Huelgoat, Finistère

11.00 Ploërmel, Morbihan

Sunday, December 29

15.00 Collège de Campostal, Rostrenen, Côtes-d’Armor

Other Sunday services will be held as usual in each location, check their web page for details.

St Bartholomew’s, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine

Saturday, December 14

10-13.00. St Bart's Magical Christmas Morning

With mulled wine, mince pies, carols, christmas goodies for sale and a visit from Father Christmas

Saturday, December 21

17.00 Traditional English carol service followed by wine and mince pies

Sunday, December 22

11.00 Communion with Christmas carols followed by coffee and mince pies

Tuesday, December 24

17.00 Christmas Eve Crib and Carol Service for all ages

Wednesday, December 25

11.00 Christmas Day communion with carols followed by bucks fizz

Holy Trinity Church Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines

Sunday, December 15

18.00 - Nine Lessons & Carols

Tuesday, December 24 

17.00 - Family Crib Service
23.30 - Midnight Eucharist

Wednesday, December 25 

10.30 - Christmas Day Service

L'Eglise Saint Hippolyte de Fontes

Sunday, December 15 

15.00 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Wine and mince pies served after the service

Anglican Chaplaincy of Lorgues with Fayence, Var

Friday, December 20 

18.30 Christmas Carol Service followed by light refreshments, Notre Dames des Anges, Lorgues

All Saints, Vendée

Sunday, December 15

16.00 Christingle service, Puy-de-Serre

Sunday, December 22

11.00 Holy Communion at Puy-de-Serre

Tuesday, December 24

16.00 Christmas Eve Communion with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies afterwards, Puy-de-Serre

Pas-de-Calais Chaplaincy

Sunday, December 15 

10.30 Carol Service with Eucharist, Monastère du Carmel, Saint-Martin-Boulogne

17.00 Carol Service with Eucharist, Salle de l’Arsenal, Hesdin

Wednesday December 18

18.30 Carol Service, Centre St Nicolas, Calais.

Wednesday December 25

10.30 Christmas Day Eucharist, Monastère du Carmel, Saint-Martin-Boulogne.

Manche

Sunday, December 15

11.00 Morning Prayer - Eglise de Le Homméel, Gratot

17.00 Holy Communion - Virey

Saturday, December 21

15.00 Carol service - Eglise de Le Homméel, Gratot

Sunday, December 22

11.00 Holy Communion - Eglise de Le Homméel, Gratot

17.00 Carol service - Virey

Tuesday, December 24

17.00 Holy Communion - Virey

19.00 Holy Communion - Eglise de Le Homméel, Gratot

Wednesday, December 25

10.30 Morning Prayer - Eglise de Le Homméel, Gratot

Sunday, December 29

11.00 Morning Prayer - Eglise de Le Homméel, Gratot

17.00 Evening Prayer - Virey

Chaplaincy of St Andrew, Pau, Béarn

Sunday December 15

10.45 Sung Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Pau
16.00 Christmas Carol Service by Candlelight, followed by mince pies, mulled wine and traditional Christmas fayre, St Andrew’s, Pau

Sunday December 22

10.45 Crib Service and Junior Church, St Andrew’s, Pau

Tuesday December 24

18.30 First Mass of Christmas with carols, St Andrew’s, Pau

Wednesday December 25

10.45 Sung Holy Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Pau

Sunday December 29

10.45 First Sunday of Christmas Sung Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Pau

Sunday January 5

10.45 Epiphany, Sung Holy Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Pau

Refreshments served after all services

English Speaking Christian Fellowship, 19 rue du Stade, Homps, Aude

Sunday, December 22

10.30 Nine Lessons with Carols service

Tea, coffee and Christmas fare after service

Chaplaincy of St Alcuin, Touraine

Saturday December 21

18.00 Christmas Carol Service, St Etienne, Chinon

Sunday December 22

11.00 All Age Eucharist, Parish Church, Savigny-en-Véron

19.00 Christmas Carol Service, Protestant Temple, Tours

Christ Church, Royat, Clermont Ferrand

Sunday, December 15

17.30 Traditional Christmas Carol Service followed by festive refreshments

Sunday, December 22

10.30 Standard service 4th Sunday of Advent

Tuesday, December 24

17.30 Christmas Eve service of readings, carols, and a mini play

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

Sunday, December 15

18.30 Carol Service in St Marc’s "grand volume"

followed by refreshments

Sunday, December 22

10.45 Holy Communion

Tuesday, December 24

23.15 Midnight Communion

Wednesday, December 25

10.45 Christmas Day Family Worship

Morzine, Savoie

Friday, December 20

18.00 Christingle service

Monday, December 23

18.00 Carol Service

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