Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo -- a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
St Paul's Church Newsletter: Thursday 16th November 2017
Sun 8.00 - Traditional Holy Communion
10.30 - Remembrance Sunday Service
Weds 6.30pm Service of Healing with Holy Communion
Remembrance Sunday at St Paul's

The annual Remembrance Sunday service took place on 12th November with the traditional march up Avenue de Grande Bretagne to Place Winston Churchill, followed by the Remembrance service back at Saint Paul's Church.

Our reader, Frank Megginson gave an excellent sermon on the need for and value of remembrance in our lives both as citizens and as Christians. A copy of Frank's sermon can be downloaded here. Donations to the Poppy Appeal can be made all year round at the Royal British Legion website.
Lift Project Reaches Final Stage

St Paul's Churchwarden, Tim Humphreys is pleased to report that lift project is at last reaching its final stage!  After delays due to problems with manufacturing the lift in Germany, followed by technical difficulties in creating a firm foundation on which to place the lift, the contractors are now finally able to make progress in the installation.  The cage is currently being installed and, once this has been completed, the lift itself will be installed.  

All efforts are being made to hasten the process as much as possible. We would love to complete the lift in time for the carol service in December; however the lift contractor has been unable to promise that it will be finished by 17th December.  We will, of course, be keeping up the pressure to ensure that it is completed as soon as we can.


We hope to begin preparations soon for the official inauguration of the lift in the New Year. Watch this space for 'uplifting'  (s orry, Fr. Dan ) developments!

Maestro Errol Girdlestone and his "Ensemble vocal et instrumental: Ristretto" return to St Paul's next month as they once again perform George Frideric Handel's celebrated oratorio ' Messiah'.

The performance is developing into an annual tradition at St Paul's, which it must be said is not at all surprising. Each year the concert is an opportunity to experience the intersection of a beautiful sacred space, supremely talented musicians and vocalists, and a musical interpretation of the greatest story in history, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For your chance to see Messiah, please  be in touch with  Patricia Cerrone for tickets.

Saturday December 2nd 8pm, St Paul's Church, 22 Avenue de Grande Bretagne
Tickets €30
Dates for November

Kermesse Volunteers (And Cakes) Needed!

The Annual Ecumenical Kermesse will take place this year on 2nd of December. It will be held, as every year, at the Chapiteau in Fontvieille.

We need generous volunteers to help the kermesse run smoothly and the more people helping out, even if you can only help for a short time, the more fun and rewarding the work will be for all of us!

We need people to help with the following tasks:
  • Baking Cakes - we need lots of these!
  • helping the set up of the coffee/tea stand and the alcohol stand (this will be done on the Friday). Also needed is help to put out all the table cloths on the Friday evening.
  • serving on the two stands
  • washing up
  • Cleaning up and taking down the stands at the end of the day and transporting everything back to the church.  
If you are able to offer your services, for any of the roles above for even a sort amount of time, please contact Tim or Candida. 

Candida:  06 80 86 95 37  
Tim: 06 78 63 57 78  


If you enjoy singing and would like to become part of a small group who enrich St Paul's worship, now is the time to join the choir!  We'll soon be starting on the music for the ecumenical carol service and are hoping to have a few more regular choir members who can sing with us each Sunday. We practise before the Sung Eucharist, starting at 9 am, so there is no weekday rehearsal involved.

For more information or details, please speak to our organist, Gottfried, or to Patricia Cerrone
NFL - Not too late to support / take part!
click on the image above to go to the Pussy Footing Around Facebook page.
Team Pussy Footing Around has made a tremendous start on this year's NFL. As of Wednesday the team was in a sold 16th place but with only 800km separating them  from the top 10. Wednesday morning, the team had covered 2231km, €2231 for charity, and that number is climbing all the time. 
Team  members will be making a monumental push in a 24 hour stint beginning at 6.30pm Friday. If you are able, head down to the track and show your support for the team by cheering them on, or bringing your contributions to the team's fuel reserves.

Team leader, Ben Rolfe suggests that suitable offerings might include cake, pizza, flapjacks, soft drinks (including beer), flasks of tea, gin and tonics etc! Better still, you could come along and join the team for their final push!

A pre-dawn snap of the NFL track from Team Leader, Ben Rolfe.
Luncheon in Support of Bishop's Advent Appeal
On the 26th of November  St Paul's will hold a lunch in the Library after the service. 

The Luncheon is open to 40 people  who sign up on the list in church on a first come, first served basis. Proceeds will go to the Bishop's Advent appeal.

Weekly Services
Sunday Mornings
Holy Communion (traditional language) at 8:00 a.m.
Family Communion at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday Club for Children
Wednesday Evening Service
Healing Prayer (for oneself or for others) 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

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