Members of Holy Trinity and St Hugh’s were at Laghet last weekend for a retreat led by Canon Mary Haddad from the American Cathedral in Paris. We are very grateful to Mary; she was accompanied by three members of the Cathedral congregation.
For film night last Wednesday, we watched Milk, a 2008 American biographical film based on the life and assassination of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in the USA. Kelly Acton, a member of St Hugh’s, who, with his wife Renate, divides his time between Vence and Florida, brought several others from Vence to the film. Seventeen attended and there was lively discussion afterwards.
The new Episcopal bishop for the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Mark Edington, will be consecrated on April 6 at the American Cathedral in Paris by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry. I will be there representing Holy Trinity Nice. We have a historic and continuing relationship with the Episcopal Church.
Michael Curry is a remarkable preacher but also an accomplished teacher. I would like to introduce his Way of Love, a nine-session course aimed at helping individuals to develop a ‘rule of life’. Please go the Episcopal Church website to discover more (there are course materials and a video). If you’re interested, it would help my planning if you let me know that you’re interested – a brief email is enough. Our first meeting will be on Friday, March 28 at 9.30 am in the Hall. The aim is that the group decide its own schedule.