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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Midi-Pyrénées and Aude: Eucharistic hospitality, growing community

11 young persons from the parish of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude in SW France were confirmed on 28 February. One other young adult, orphaned due to violence in his Nigerian homeland, was baptised and confirmed. It was a moving occasion, as always, to see such joy in the faces of the candidates as they take make their commitment as disciples, bearers of the light of Christ in the world, and to sense the support from their fellow members of the Christian community who surround them with their love in that sacred moment. 

The chaplaincy of Midi-Pyrénées and Aude continues to grow, numerically and in faith. It is a fine example of one of the strengths of the Anglican Church, that it can become a home to those from many different Christian backgrounds. The eucharistic worship in the 7 congregations in the parish is enhanced by a variety of hymns and music reflecting the richness of church traditions. Most members are native English-speakers, but others are members for whom English is a second or even a third language. 


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