Signs of Life: Why Church Matters Hailey Jacobsen, who was with us for a pastoral placement last summer, continues her ordination training at VTS (Virginia Theological Seminary). This is her second year. She has an extended placement in a nearby parish and she has been asked to choose and run […]
We were delighted to have the Guinto family with us for the baptism of their fourth child, Cassidy Kate.
We enjoyed being joined by the Red Robe Choir from Grossmont High School in California today. They sang in the service and gave a wonderful concert afterward. Many thanks to these delightful young people; and bon voyage for the rest of their tour of France!
I went on a Episcopal Church clergy retreat in Lisbon from Monday to Wednesday. The theme of the retreat addresses, given by The Revd Stuart Hoke, a retired priest who had been a professor at General Theological Seminary in New York, was addiction. He spoke about growing up in the […]
Christmas customs vary from country to country, even region to region. Nativity scenes with figures depicting village life, santons, are a feature of Provence, for instance. The time we keep creches in church varies considerably. In some places they were packed away at Twelfth Night but many churches retain them until […]
The Sunday before last, the Canterbury Cross arrived in Holy Trinity Nice in preparation for the Episcopal Church Convention (synod) which will take place in Nice from Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, October 25. We have done much of the preparation for the Convention but the arrival of the Council […]
Helena Mbele-Mbong writes Last Sunday, the Canterbury Cross was presented to the congregation of Holy Trinity Nice, France, during their service.. The organizing team of the next Convocation Convention came forward to receive the Cross from Samuel and Helena Mbele-Mbong of Emmanuel Episcopal Church Geneva Switzerland. It was well received, and […]
Next October the Episcopal Church Convention comes to Nice and Holy Trinity. The Church which hosts the Convention has custody of the Canterbury Cross, made from timbers from Canterbury Cathedral, until the end of the Convention. Last Sunday, we received the Cross, which Helena and Samuel brought from Geneva, where […]
Thanks to a timely intervention by Catherine Gardie, the Mairie have been responsible for the repair and now replacement with LED lamps of the floodlighting around Holy Trinity. If you come by in the evening, you will see that it is bathed in warm light and looks lovely.
The Christmas services were well attended. Checking in the register, there appeared to be more at each. I was particularly pleased that there were twice as many at the Crib Service and Eucharist as last year. It was delightful to see so many children._____________________ CHRISTMAS I We live at a […]