Season of Creation

Each year, from 1 September, the Global Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to 4 October, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, many Anglicans use the Season of Creation – also known as Creation Time –  to pray and celebrate with creation, focus on the story of Earth and commit to a ministry of healing the Earth. Our Sunday School will take up this theme over the coming weeks.

‘We who recognise that all good things come from the Divine Creator have taken too long to acknowledge that the living-out of our beliefs concerns deeply the care and nurture of all living things and the environment on which they depend.’

Nous qui reconnaissons que toutes bonnes choses viennent du Créateur Divin ont mis trop de temps à reconnaître que vivre de nos croyances concerne profondément le respect et la préservation de tous les êtres vivants et de l’environnement dont ils dépendent.’

Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

Rivier Apartment: Help still needed

Many thanks to all who have helped recently in preparing the apartment of Nick Rivier for our use, beginning in September. That is when the Dominican community will start carrying out much-needed renovation work at the Centre Mounier. The Sunday School will then meet at the Rivier apartment and that is where we can go after church for coffee.

We still could use a hand for the few tasks that remain. Please contact the Wardens Pauline Dif  06 76 80 30 17 and/or Anny Samuels 06 67 57 20 56 to volunteer!

Un grand merci à tous ceux qui se sont récemment retroussés les manches pour préparer l’appartement de Nick Rivier. Nous avons toujours besoin d’un coup de main avec un certain nombre de tâches qui restent. Veuillez contacter Pauline Dif  06 76 80 30 17 et/or Anny Samuels 06 67 57 20 56pour nous aider !

The dedication of the Rivier apartment will be on Sunday 8th September after church.

Anglican Exclusive: Art in the Cathedral

This Thursday 18th July at 6 pm (Note the change of date from what was announced last Sunday! at the Cathedral of Strasbourg, a unique opportunity for members and friends of St Alban’s to hear local artist Christoff Baron present a series of his works currently on exhibition at the cathedral. For those who are available, we will retire to a nearby restaurant afterwards for dinner.Contact Fr. Mark to let him know that you are coming.

Ce jeudi 18 juillet à 18h (Prenez note du changement de date !) à la cathédrale de Strasbourg, une occasion unique pour les membres et amis de St Alban de rencontrer l’artiste Christoff Baron et de l’entendre présenter une série de ses œuvres actuellement exposés à la cathédrale. Pour ceux qui le souhaitent, nous nous retirerons dans un restaurant voisin pour le dîner.  Contactez p Mark pour lui dire que vous venez.



Café Rivier: Help urgently needed.

From September onwards the Centre Mounier, where Sunday School sessions are held and we meet for coffee after the services, will become a building site, as the Dominican community carries out much-needed renovation work. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Nick Rivier, a long-term member of our church, we will be able to use his apartment next door to the Centre Mounier on Sundays for Sunday School and coffee.  A certain amount of renovation work  is needed here and helpers are urgently required over the summer for a variety of jobs,  particularly for painting.

Cafe Rivier renovation work                          

Cafe Rivier suite des travaux

If you have some spare time before the beginning of September and can help in any way, please contact

Anny Samuels

Pauline Dif

Summer Study Series: The Lord’s Prayer

A 3-part Summer Study series begins on 25th June:

Praying with your life: the Lord’s Prayer and Christian Discipleship.

Discover how the Lord’s Prayer shapes us as we pray, directing our desires toward God and transforming us into the likeness of Christ.

Tuesday evenings 25th June, 9th July and 23rd July, 19h30-21h00 at the Chaplaincy apartment, 12 Ave de la Forêt Noire, Strasbourg.
Leader:  Philip Zoutendam.



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


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!