Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo -- a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
A Great Night at the Circus Festival  
Clara Fillery and the youth judges at the circus church service.

Christians from all along the Riviera nearly filled the Big Top in Fontvielle for the annual church service at the International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo. This is the biggest celebration in the region during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January each year.) It is also one of the most unique of Christian celebrations in the world. Representatives of more than 50 churches attended this year's service, with our own Clara Fillery (striped jumper in the photo above) in her role as one of the youth judges for this year's festival.

Xianjiang Acrobatic Troupe at the circus church service

As usual, acts from this year's International Circus Festival in Monte-Carlo contributed to the ecumenical gathering of Riviera churches at the circus performing their circus acts in the course of the service. Pictured here, the Xianjiang Acrobatic Troupe, winners of a Silver Clown at this year's festival. 
Emily & Ben in training for the Sahara
Emily _ Ben Rolfe geared up for the Sahara

Here is a message from Emily Rolfe, "My dad and I are training to run the Marathon des Sables, the 'world's toughest footrace', a 250km run in the Sahara Desert, from the 7th to the 17th of April 2017. To encourage us in our journey, through the intense training and during the race itself, you can help us raise funds for a £19,500 Diabetes UK project.
Click here for more information about the Marathon Des Sables and our project to raise money for Diabetes UK." 
EVensong_ March 12
Evensong on Sunday 12th March
 
Once again this year, Saint Paul's will host the annual ecumenical gathering of Monaco churches, in the season of Lent with a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 12th March at 5 p.m. The service will feature the expended Saint Paul's Church Choir and work has already begun to prepare this bilingual service (Vêpres & Evensong) with the choir planning to sing the Stanford "Magnificat" and other hymns and music associated with the evening office of the Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions. 
 
Thanks for the stamps!
Mrs Sheila Stallard was very pleased to find a very full tin of stamps that many of you collected from cards and letters you received over the holiday period. The collection of stamps goes on throughout the year and these can be deposited in a tin marked for this purpose at the back of the church. The stamps are sold to support the mission of the Diocese. 
Weekly Services
Sunday Mornings
Holy Communion (traditional language) at 8:30 a.m.
Family Communion at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday Club for Children
Wednesday Evenings
Healing Prayer (for oneself or for others) 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Calendar of Services & Events at Saint Paul's 
Ash Wednesday, 1st March - Penitential Rite with Ashes
Ecumenical Evensong in Lent -- Sunday, 12th March at 17:00 
Mothering Sunday, 26 March - Sunday Club service at 10:30 
Saturday, 1st April - Ristretto Concert: Bach Cantatas 20:00
Sunday, 2nd April - AGM Sunday, 10:30 with meeting at 11:30
Palm Sunday, 9th April - Blessing of the Palms, Place des Moulins
Easter Sunday, 16th April - Services at 08:00 & 10:30


Saint Paul's Church, Monte-Carlo| +377 93 30 71 06 | www.stpaulsmonaco.com
Father Walter Raymond OGS, Chaplain: walter@monaco.mc

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