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Christ Church Lausanne is also an English-speaking Church in Canton Vaud.
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The Intercontinental Church Society (ICS)* was established to advance the Christian gospel through evangelical mission and ministry to English-speaking people throughout Europe and the world. Jeannette Spaanderman │ Communications Coordinator
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|Stories and blogs during January & February
|Freedom of religious expression in DenmarkBishop Robert has expressed concerns regarding a new draft law in Denmark that could require translation into Danish of addresses and sermons delivered by religious leaders.
Read more here >>Ecumenism of the CrossBishop David wrote this blog during the Week of Prayer for Christan Unity following a tragedy in a building belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid.
“A tragic on Wednesday afternoon this week killed at least 4 persons in buildings belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid parish of the Virgen de la Paloma in the heart of the Spanish capital. One priest was among those who died. The building was close to a school, where, due to the snow, the children were not in the playground, or else there would likely have been further tragic deaths and injuries. Reader Celia Paterson who serves in St George’s Madrid, knows some of the teachers and LaSalle Brothers at the school, for she has trained them in Godly Play courses. Celia has been in contact with them. “
Read Bishop David’s blog here >>Candlemas: The growing time
This blog in the Exploring Faith in Europeseries offers a European dimension to a reflection on Candlemas. It is written by The Revd Julia Lacey, an ordinand from our diocese who is currently serving her curacy in Chelmsford.Read more here >>Covid-19: Guidance UpdatesBishops Robert and David have issued revised Guidance on public worship in our Church buildings across the Diocese in Europe, given the latest situation on the Pandemic. Their Guidance for Church Officers document includes updates in these areas:Welcoming at ChurchSeating in accordance with physical distancing requirementsNo After Service Social gatheringsChaplaincy NewsConcert at St John the Evangelist, Izmir
A beautiful New Year concert was recorded in St John the Evangelist, Izmir by the local ensemble, ‘Izmir Baroque’, directed by Bulent Oral, who plays in the Izmir Opera and Ballet Orchestra and is a long-standing friend of the church.
The concert features amazing Izmir Soprano, Linet Saul and other fine musicians. The concert was filmed, and includes beautiful shots of the church, which was still in ‘Christmas mode’!
We hope you enjoy watching and listening. Do feel free to share the link to the concert with your friends.
Watch here >>Christmas to Candlemas Chaplaincy highlights
Here is a compilation of celebrations across chaplaincies in the diocese from Christmas to Candlemas. Enjoy!
See more pictures here >>Upcoming EventsFast Food for Lent
We often think of Lent as a time of fasting and penance; self-denial and “giving something up.” The season to abstain from pleasure as a valuable means of self-discipline and strengthening inner will.
Yet the greater purpose of Lent is to offer something more nourishing and life-giving! That’s why St Alban’s in Denmark is inviting you to a “Fast Food” diet.
Sizzling with Scripture, laden with goodness, wholesome and fresh – there’s something to tempt every palate.
The “Menu” changes weekly: Endings and Beginnings, Hunger and Thirst, Wilderness, Power, Trust and Sacrifice. These themes help us reflect on the life of faith seasoned with Scripture and life experiences of many in the Diocese. And they are fast! Just 30 seconds to 2 minutes a-piece!
Bishop Robert opens the season’s delights and Bishop David serves the final helping with lots to savour, and digest in between!!
Lent may be solemn but it need not be miserable.
So tuck in at www.st-albans.dkIntroductory Meeting on Spiritual DirectionThe next “Introductory Meeting on Spiritual Direction” event is taking place on Saturday 6 March 2021, 10.30 – 12.30 (CET), via Zoom.
The course will be led by the Canon Ulla Monberg, Diocesan Director of Ministerial Development. With a talk from The Rt Revd Dr Robert Innes.
To book please email Ulla MonbergChildren & Young People Network TrainingThe next Children’s and Young People’s Network Training event will take place at 8pm CET on 2 March 2021, via Zoom.The theme will be “What we have learnt from Zoom and how we can use it in the future” and will be led by two practitioners:Alan Kendall is a volunteer youth leader at St Mark’s Versailles.Peter Lee, who is involved with the youth work at Trinity Church in Lyon.Covid–19 has meant that a number of us have used Zoom and similar tools to connect with our groups. What has worked, what has not? But more importantly, what have we learnt that we can take forward into the future? We often have dispersed young people who cannot just drop in or join a local house group, they can find it hard to connect mid-week, are we learning new skills that create an opportunity for the future post Covid-19?To register please contact Yelena Williams, email@example.com
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