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Confirmation Service

The first Confirmation Service for many years was held at St John’s on Friday 19 November at 6pm, when 10 candidates were confirmed by Bishop Robert during a joyful and moving service of Holy Communion. Five were from St John’s, four from Holy Trinity Cannes and one from All Saints Marseille, all presented by the clergy from their church. Archdeacon…

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Church Lunch

After a tentative re-start in June, followed by the usual summer break and the beach picnic in September, the church lunches are now back on track with a great gathering of 28 people on 24 October. As our catering manager, Sherlie Bretel, was in the UK visiting family, it was down to the B team to step up – Dilys…

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Songs of Praise

After two postponements due to the pandemic, the choir was finally able to present their special service “Songs of Praise”, based mainly on modern hymns. A short background was given to the composers and circumstances of the hymn being written. Half were for choir and congregation and, true to St John’s tradition, these were sung with great enthusiasm by all.…

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Harvest Festival

On Sunday 19 September we celebrated Harvest Festival with a joyful musical service, thanks to a large choir and a congregation that loves to sing. It was good to share worship with some of our loyal visitors who had managed to join us at last. Jane El-Safty produced a wonderful flower display, as always, and our thanks go to her.…

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Concert on 12 September

We were delighted to host a concert by the string Trio Goldberg from the Monte-Carlo Phiharmonic Orchestra on 12 September, and are happy to report that the church was full. The musical standard was exceptional and much appreciated by the audience. Having realised there are so many music lovers in the St Raphaël area, the organisers have arranged another concert…

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Ladies Who Lunch

Our highly successful ladies’ lunch group is now firmly back in action, as can be seen from the recent photo at Port St Lucia in St Raphaël. We average 10 people each time, usually with a few different faces to add to the mix, so it is a good way to get to know people from church and their friends.…

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News from the Philippines June 2021

Here are details of the latest project we are supporting: Mary Joy Tortogo.  Romel Tortogo Sr. died from colon cancer in October last year; he was only 40 years old. He underwent surgery in late September for the removal of obstructive lumps in his intestine; but 10 days after the surgery, he died. Sadly while he was fading away, his…

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