Brocante/Flea Market in Dorlisheim 9 June.

Anny Samuels et Pauline Dif écrirent:

Nous voudrions vous remercier du fond du cœur pour l’aide précieuse que beaucoup d’entre vous a apporté ces derniers jours, et particulièrement dimanche, pour organiser la brocante, tenir les stands et remballer les invendus.

Un grand merci à Diane pour son chaleureux accueil (et pour son hébergement), cela nous a considérablement facilité la tâche. Et à Victoria pour son délicieux biryani.

Pour votre information, la brocante a rapporté un peu plus de 500 € à l’ACAS et 175 € à l’église, qu’elle utilisera pour financer en partie les travaux de réfection de l’appartement de Nick Rivier. Le jeu en valait la chandelle !


We would like to say a heartfelt thank-you for the invaluable help that many of you gave in the past few days, especially on Sunday, to organize the flea market, man/woman the stands and repack the unsold goods.

A big thank you to Diane for her warm welcome (and for her accommodation), it made life much easier for us. And to Victoria for her delicious biryani.

For your information, the flea market raised a little over 500 € for the ACAS and 175 € for the Church, which we will use to finance part of the repair work on Nick Rivier’s apartment. The game was worth the candle, as we say in French!

Cordialement/Best regards

Anny Samuels et Pauline Dif


Women’s Breakfast Meeting 29 June

Catherine Emezie writes:

I am pleased to invite you to the next women’ breakfast on Saturday 29 June at 09.00. Andrea has kindly agreed to host the meeting in their home; 9 rue des Faisans, 67800 Bischeim (Bus L3 – Cheval Blanc, Bus 50 – Zorn, Tram B – le Marais).

We will study together another of Jesus’ I Am sayings: “I am  the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14.6). To prepare this, please read John 14 before then.

Please save this date as this will be the last meeting before we break up for the summer holidays. It would be very helpful if you could confirm if you are coming. Feel free to bring a friend along. I very much look forward to seeing you.

God bless





New member of Ministry Team

On 2 June we welcomed Philip Zoutendam, who joins St Alban’s Ministry Team for the months of June and July in fulfilment of his field placement during seminary studies. He comes to us from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC (USA). Welcome, Philip!


Tuesday Prayers – Come Join Us !

Mark Barwick writes:
All are welcome to come to the Chaplaincy flat, 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire, every Tuesday from 18h30 to 19h30 for a time to pray. Whether you are new to prayer, frustrated with prayer or an experienced practitioner, you will find a place alongside others in all simplicity and in a spirit of mutual encouragement. If you are not able to join us physically, you can pray with us and for us where you are. You can also leave your requests for prayer in the box at the back of the church.

Favourite Hymns

Can you tell us your favourite hymns?    Do you miss singing a hymn that you especially love?   Send in your favourites from the two hymnals currently in use – or from any other song book – and we will do our best in incorporate them into our worship on 15th July.
Nous chanterons vos hymnes préférés le 15 juillet !
Send your selection at least a week in  advance to or by calling 03 69 57 40 03.

Data Protection at St. Alban’s

St Alban’s is reviewing its communications policies in respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To this end we are asking you to complete a form that aims to verify the information that we have and to register your permission to be in contact with you. We appreciate very much your cooperation in this matter.
St Alban est en train de revoir ses politiques de communication en vue du Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGDP). À cette fin, nous vous demandons de remplir un formulaire afin de vérifier les informations dont nous disposons et d’enregistrer votre autorisation d’entrer en contact avec vous. Merci de votre coopération à ce sujet.

Data Protection at St. Alban’s

Mark Barwick writes:
A new European Union data protection law will soon take effect! The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals in the EU better control over how their data is being used. St Alban’s is currently reviewing its communications policies to ensure compliance with the new regulation.
The GDPR requires us to have confirmation from you that you agree to receive electronic mail from St Alban’s. This includes news, information and notices of all upcoming meetings and activities. To this end we will be asking you to complete a form over the coming weeks that aims to verify the information that we have and to register your permission to be in contact with you. As always, all data will be scrupulously safeguarded and used only for the purposes of the chaplaincy. We appreciate very much your cooperation in this matter.
Une nouvelle loi sur la protection des données entrera bientôt en vigueur dans l’Union européenne ! Le Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGDP) donne aux individus dans l’UE un meilleur contrôle sur la façon dont leurs données sont utilisées. St Alban est en train de revoir ses politiques de communication tout en s’assurant du respect de la nouvelle réglementation.
Le RGDP nous exige d’avoir confirmation de votre part que vous acceptez de recevoir du courrier électronique de St Alban. Cela comprend des nouvelles, des informations et des annonces de toute sorte. À cette fin, nous vous demandons de remplir un formulaire au cours des prochaines semaines afin de vérifier les informations dont nous disposons et d’enregistrer votre autorisation d’entrer en contact avec vous. Comme toujours, toutes les données seront scrupuleusement protégées et utilisées uniquement aux fins de l’aumônerie. Merci de votre coopération à ce sujet.

Commémoration de l’abolition de l’esclavage

En 2018, la France commémore les 170 ans du décret d’abolition de l’esclavage dans ses anciennes colonies et a fixé le 10 mai comme Journée Nationale dédiée à la reconnaissance de l’esclavage comme crime contre l’Humanité.
Cérémonie œcuménique dimanche 6 mai à 16h, Église St Vincent de Paul , 2 place de l’Ile de France, 67100 Strasbourg/ Meinau
For more information about subsequent events see




Annual Church Meeting: a Summary

The Annual Church Meeting was held on Sunday 15 April 2018.   Here is a summary of the discussions and decisions which took place :
  1. Fr Mark, who was installed as St. Alban’s Priest-in-Charge on 10 December 2017, outlined his five priorities for ministry in the coming year – strengthening of the newly-formed Ministry Team, children and youth, stewardship, ecumenical activities and strengthening communications;
  2. In respect of ecumenical activities, Catherine Emezie presented a report on a meeting in Lyon (2-4 March 2018) between the Eglise Protestante Unie de France and the Church of England congregations in France. The gathering, attended by herself and Rev Christine Bloomfield, took place in view of deepening relationships between the two bodies within the framework of the Reuilly Agreement. To read the report, click here ->  Lyon Reuilly Agreement
  3. With regard to communications, it was agreed that there needs to be a better flow of information on the activities of the Chaplaincy. This includes actions and decisions taken by the Chaplaincy Council (publication of the agenda in advance and invitation to Chaplaincy members to propose topics for discussion). Reports would be published in summary form on the website and/or in Sunday morning notices. Efforts would also be made to communicate via email lists, while respecting data protection guidelines.
  4. Both the accounts for 2017 and the budget for 2018 were presented by Treasurer Rufus Folaranmi and Co-Treasurer David Cowley. The accounts had been examined and declared satisfactory by Independent Examiner Lionel Hilaire;. With the appointment of a priest-in-charge, expenditures in 2018 would be considerably higher than in recent years, as will contributions to the Diocese. A stewardship campaign would be initiated shortly to ensure that sufficient income is raised to cover recurrent expenses.
  5. The meeting took note of the reports about the activities of St. Alban’s – these reports are available through the Church office.
  6. The two church wardens, Pauline Dif and Denis Le Moullac,  were re-elected and a new Chaplaincy Council elected (see page “About us” );
  7. We concluded with a prayer for our way forward in the coming months.
Lord God, you call your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden; give us faith to go out with a good courage, not knowing whither we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; to the glory of your name. Amen.



Early Call Prayer Breakfast starts again

 Sunday 25 February: Restart of Early Call Prayer Breakfast.
We begin at 8h45 chez les Cowley, 5 rue de Londres (Esplanade, trams C, E or F; bus L1) with coffee and croissants. Breakfast is followed by a Bible reflection and informal and silent prayers for the people and work of St Alban’s and the world. We finish in time to arrive early for the Sunday Eucharist. Praying together is a vital part of the life and mission of our church. Come join us.