Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo -- a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
The Saint Paul's Community Newsletter: 13 December 2016
Saint Paul's decorated for Christmas
A hard working crew of volunteers launched Saint Paul's Church cheerfully into the season of Christmas with our annual church decorating session on Monday evening, 12th December. Saint Paul's is now ready for our biggest Sunday, in church attendance, of the year. On 18th December, the children's Nativity Play at the 10:30 service and the annual Carol Service and Christmas Reception, beginning at 19:30, will draw some three to four hundred members of our extended community to begin the celebration of Christmas in earnest.
Festival Lift Cocktail Fund Raiser
The Chaplain's apartment, Saint Paul's House, was the site of another fund raising event organised by Samantha Stirling (above left) and her hard working Library Lift Campaign committee. Sarah Mirc organised the catering for the party and more than 40 members of our community joined in the festivities
Wildlife artist Spencer Hodge, pictured above centre, joined artists from the "Odd Group" in very generously contributing work for sale at the Library Lift Cocktail, raising well over €1,000 in art sales alone during the evening.
Messiah Returns, Triumphant Yet Again!
Maestro Errol Girdlestone and his "Ensemble vocal et instrumental: Ristretto" delighted the capacity audience that filled Saint Paul's Church on Saturday, 10th December, for the fourth perfomance of Messiah at Saint Paul's in the past five years.
Click here or on the photo for a video of the majestic Hallelujah Chorus filmed at Saturday's magnificent Messiah concert.
Saint Lucia Service TONIGHT
The Swedish and scandanavian communities in Monaco will gather at Saint Paul's Church TONIGHT, Tuesday 13th December at 7:30 p.m. for the tradiitonal Saint Lucy's Day service.
Save those stamps!
Once again this year, Mrs Sheila Stallard asks that you save the stamps on envelopes you receive over the holiday period and throughout the year. Stamps can be deposited in a tin marked for this purpose at the back of the church. These are then taken to Church House in Westminster where they are sold to raise funds for the mission of the Diocese.
Up coming celebrations and events at Saint Paul's Church
13th December Saint Lucia celebration 19:30 (Scandanavian tradition)
18th December The Nativity Play at 10:30 a.m.
18th December The Carol Service at 19:30
24th December Christingle Service (5 p.m.) Midnight Mass (11 p.m.)
25th December Christmas Family Communion (10:30 a.m.)