Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo -- a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
This Week at Saint Paul's
Lift Cocktail tonight Cocktail tonight (6 December) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chaplain's Apartment (one floor below Saint Paul's Church.) All Welcome!   
Handel's Messiah this Saturday, at Saint Paul's Church, 10 December, at 8 p.m.  Tickets at the door: 30€ 
Full Church for Confirmation 2016   

Friends and family of the 2016 Confirmation group joined other parishioners to fill Saint Paul's for the celebration of Holy Confirmation on Sunday, 4th December at Saint Paul's. Bishop David Hamid presided at the liturgy and 9 young people from Monaco stood before a very full church congregation to "confirm" the faith of their Baptism. Click here for more of Tim Humphreys wonderful Confirmation photos.

Bishop David preached a much appreciated sermon, that included a rather humorous take on John the Baptist, asking what the chaplaincy would think were they to find Father Walter, dressed in animal skins, snacking on grasshoppers, marching to and fro in front of the Casino preaching, "Repent, the end is nigh!"   Click here to listen to Bishop David's sermon.
Another Great Ecumenical Kermesse!


Easily one of the largest groups of Saint Paul's volunteers pitched in to make this year's Ecumenical Kermesse a great success, measured no so much in net results (income) as in net
value (community spirit and fun!)

Ruth _ Jane at the wash up station. 
Ruth Knight and Jane Roffé anchored the washing up team while over a dozen helpers pitched in to help clear tables, wash dishes, and dry them afterwards.

Bishop David with Sunday Club team
 
It was particularly great to welcome Bishop David to this year's Ecumenical Kermesse, where he and Father Walter enjoyed a beautiful lunch in company with Archbishop Bernard Barsi and other ecumenical colleagues in Monaco.

Médaille d'Honneur for Henny Wickes
Prince awards Henny with M_daille d_Honneur 
In the lead up to Monaco's national day, "La Fête du Prince" (19 November), Henny Wickes was invited to attend an award ceremony at the Palace. During the ceremony, Prince Albert II of Monaco was pleased to present Henny with Monaco's prestigious "Médaille d'Honneur" in recognition of her dedication and exceptional service, over 50 years, to the Principality.
Of particular note, Henny's involvement in the needlework guild, "De Fil en Aiguille." Saint Paul's has benefited recently from Henny's dedication and service in the replacement of the needlepoint cushions that adorn the Communion Rail. Congratulations, Henny! 
Saint Lucy's Day at Saint Paul's, Monaco
 

The Swedish and scandanavian communities in Monaco will gather at Saint Paul's Chruch on Tuesday 13th December at 7:30 p.m. for the tradiitonal Saint Lucy's Day service. For more informaiton contact Pastor john Pååg at john.paag@svenskakyrkan.se  
Up coming celebrations and events at Saint Paul's Church
  • 10th December     Messiah: Errol Girdlestone, Ristretto choir and orchestra
  • 13th December     Saint Lucie celebration (Scandanavian tradition).
  • 18th December     The Nativity Play at 10:30 a.m.
  • 18th December     The Carol Service at 19:00
  • 24th December     Christingle Service (5 p.m.) Midnight Mass (11 p.m.)
  • 25th December     Christmas Family Communion (10:30 a.m.)
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

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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