SAVE THE DATE 10 December: Installation of St. Alban’s new Priest-in-Charge

The Rt. Rev. Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, will join us in worship on 10 December for the installation and licencing of the Revd. Mark Barwick as Priest-in-Charge of St. Alban’s Church Strasbourg.
Other church leaders, ecumenical partners and local authorities will also be present.  Plan now to join us for this joyous occasion.

 

Bishop Robert in procession

 

Church Lunch at Baggersee 8th October 2017

The Churchwardens Denis Le Moullac & Pauline Dif write:
It is now the time of year when we start back to work and school. St. Alban’s Church too will begin a new and important phase in its life. This autumn we will be welcoming into our church family a new priest-in-charge Mark Barwick, his wife Corinna, and their two young children Madeleine and Elias. Mark will take his first church service with us on October 1.

We would like to use the occasion of our Annual Church Lunch at the Baggersee to introduce him and his family to our varied and diverse congregation in a memorable happy celebration together.
The lunch will be held after church on Sunday October 8 at the Baggersee venue (in a park on a large lake to the south of the Meinau, and a 10-minute walk from the tram stop “Hohwart” on the A line in the direction of Graffenstaden, along the rue du Languedoc).
It will take the form of a “pot-luck” meal. You are all warmly invited to attend and to contribute in bringing food and drink to share with everyone. There will be a list on display at the back of the church over the next few Sundays on which to indicate what you intend to contribute. You may also contact Pauline Dif (tel. 06.76.80.30.17 ) or Anny Samuels (tel. 09.80.52.95.02) to find out what may be needed.
During the lunch there will be a Tombola draw, with a good selection of prizes. The proceeds will go to help the work of ACAS, the church’s charitable and outward-giving association.

Come on Sunday October 8 to enjoy a good time together as a church community and to meet our new chaplain and his family informally over a convivial meal .

Children Sleepover 29-30 April

                      Aumônerie anglicane de Strasbourg
                                                                                           Anglican Chaplaincy Strasbourg
                                           Association à but cultuel inscrite au Registre des Associations
                                                                                   du Tribunal d’Instance de Strasbourg,
                                                                      Vol. LXXII, Folio N° 114, Dossier N° 229/1995

                                                                                   15 rue d’Austerlitz, 67000 Strasbourg
                                                                                                                       anglican.chaplaincy.strasbourg@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                      Tél. 06 24 33 16 16

 

On a beautiful December day, we went for a trip in the Vosges looking for a chalet site able to welcome our « Children Sleepover » 2017.  After a rather inconclusive first attempt, we finally discovered a chalet fulfilling all our expectations.

It is the « chalet des Amis de la Nature de la Chaume des Veaux » high above Hohwald. At 980 m above sea level, near the « Champ du Feu » ski resort, the house can be reached in all seasons via the Kreutzweg pass. The house offers 80 beds, split between 28 rooms of capacity for 2 up to 6.  There are two big dining rooms, one called Le Ranch seating 35, the other one can seat 70, and the kitchen is well equipped.

It is an ideal child friendly site:  they can play outside without any risk as there is no major road in the neighbourhood.  In case of rain, there are tables for games such as “baby foot” (table football)  and table tennis.

The ramblers will also be delighted as there are plenty of footpaths.  The view from the magnificent terrace and the quiet surroundings alone ma

To get there, please take the Strasbourg-Colmar motorway, take the exit Mittelbergheim-Andlau, drive through Andlau and Hohwald (in the direction of Champ du Feu) after the village, turn to the right at the panel indicating Chalet des Amis de la Nature.

We will be able to spend a weekend devoted to our children and friends, in God’s Grace. ke the trip worth while.

We have confirmed our booking for the weekend of 29th & 30th April.  Their rates enable us to offer even better tariffs than last year.

The weekend will cost 15 Euros per adult, 12 Euros per child up to 18 years of age, accommodation and food included.  We have set up a family offer for 40 Euros.  People joining us only for a day will contribute 5 Euros to the costs of meals and rental costs of the premises.

Please note that you will have to bring your sheets and pillow cases (or a sleeping bag). The detailed programme will be sent out later on.


Registration form

Surname:  ………………………………………………………………………….   first name:…………………………………………………………………………..

 

Number of people: ………………………………..

 

Will come for:                       –        the whole weekend (*)

(*) circle your choice           –       only on the Saturday

–       only on the Sunday.

Is planning to bring the following contribution to the meals (or drinks):

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

…………..………………………………………………………………………………………………

Is willing to help out on the following tasks: ……………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………..

(Example: preparing meals, washing up, cleaning the reception areas before departure, leisure activities, etc.)

 

Please do register as soon as possible with either Pauline Dif or Anny Samuels.

Chalet details: tel. 03 88 69 36 16 – email: resa@chaumedesveaux.org

website: www.chaumesdesveaux.org (for further information).

 

Chalet details: tel. 03 88 69 36 16 – email: resa@chaumedesveaux.org

website: www.chaumesdesveaux.org (for further information).

 

 

 

www.saintalbans.fr/2017/03/30/

Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes : 4 rendez-vous.

Dans le cadre de la journée internationale des droits des femmes, le 8 mars, quatre rendez-vous mettent en avant le rapport privilégié du protestantisme avec les femmes.

–      Mercredi 8 mars à 18h30, salle de conférence de la Médiathèque André Malraux de Strasbourg : conférence d’Anne-Marie Heitz-Muller, docteur en théologie, sur l’influence de la réformation sur la vie des Strasbourgeoises au XVIe siècle.

–      Mercredi 8 mars à 20h, église Saint-Guillaume de Strasbourg : concert-lecture autour de textes de femmes du temps de la Réforme et textes d’hommes illustrant le regard porté par elles. Avec Anne-Marie Heitz-Muller, théologienne et Pauline Haas, harpiste. Entrée libre – plateau

–      Samedi 11 mars, à 17h, église Saint-Thomas de Strasbourg : « Femmes d’espérance, femmes d’exception – ces protestantes qui ont osé », une exposition de 32 panneaux autour de grands noms de femmes protestantes (Katharina Zell, Isabeau Vincent, Suzanne de Dietrich, Madeleine Barrault, Berthe Bertsch…) du XVIe au XXIe siècle. Visite guidée par Marjolaine Chevallier, historienne, ancien professeure à la Faculté de théologie protestante de Strasbourg.

–      Samedi 11 mars, à 18h, siège de l’UEPAL, 1b quai St-Thomas, à Strasbourg, en salle Koch : table ronde : « La place des femmes, c’est aussi l’affaire des hommes !», avec Gabrielle Cadier-Rey, historienne ; Paule Zellitch, membre du comité de la Jupe ; Chris Doude van Troostwijk, philosophe ; Jean-Jacques Bonsirven, ancien inspecteur ecclésiastique. Débat avec le public animé par Patricia Rohner-Hégé, vice-présidente de l’UEPAL.

Vous êtes bien sûr les bienvenus !                                                                      

 

 

Regards croisés sur la Reforme

This is the title of a series of evening meetings organised by the local Strasbourg Catholic and Protestant parishes in cooperation with St. Alban’s to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The second session will be about the development of Anglicanism.  The talks will be given in French.
Monday 6 March:  Il y a 500 ans, la Reforme.
20.15h, Eglise du Christ Ressuscité, 4 rue de Palerme.  Speakers: Anne Heintz and Jean Arbogast.
Monday 13 March: La Réforme ou les Réformes? La famille anglicane.
2015h, Eglise St. Matthieu, 97 bld. d’Anvers.  Speakers: Christine Bloomfield and John Murray.
Monday 27 March: Chrétiens ensemble aujourd’hui: témoins d’actions et d’accords oecuméniques
20.15h, Eglise St. Bernard, 4 bld. J-S. Bach.

Lent programme 2017

During Lent everyone is invited to take part in a series of breakfast time meetings before the service on Sunday mornings.  The theme is:
The Psalms: Songs of Faith and Doubt.
On Ash Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 19.30h there will be a service of Holy Communion for the start of Lent at the Chaplaincy flat, 15 rue d’Austerlitz, which will be followed by a simple supper.
You will find all the details of St. Alban’s Lent Programme here:

Lent Programme 2017

Saturday 18 March: Evening of Music for CASAS at Munsterhof

CASAS ( Collectif d’accueil pour les solliciteurs d’asile à Strasbourg) is one of the local organisations which St. Alban’s has been supporting for very many years.  Thanks to the practical and expert support of CASAS many members of our congregation who arrived in Strasbourg as refugees have been granted asylum and found their place in French society. CASAS has existed for over 30 years, but since the introduction of new asylum legislation in 2016 many of its state subsidies have been cut (see  http://www.casas.fr/appel-a-solidarite-mai-2016/ for further details.)
We know at first-hand how important the work of CASAS is; we feel it is vital to do what we can to ensure that it continues to exist.  Therefore St. Alban’s is activating its impressively diverse creative potential to raise funds for the organisation.  St. Alban’s charitable organisation, ACAS,   invites everyone to an Evening of Music for CASAS on Saturday 18 March 2017 at 19.00h at the Munsterhof, 9 rue des Juifs, Strasbourg.   Entrance is free, finger food and drinks are on sale, and donations are requested. All proceeds from the Evening will be donated to CASAS.