Corona Virus and Your Church

Welcome to our April Newsletter. With the continuing news of Covid-19 and the current restrictions still in place, your Council has decided to continue with online Services at least until June 2021, we will closely monitor the situation and advise you accordingly. 

Please note our Annual Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 2 May following a Zoom Service which will be led by RevTony Lomas. Further details will follow.

We as your Council are always available to help or for just a chat. Our contact details are shown on the “”contact us” dropdown menu.

Newsletter April 2021


Welcome to our April Newsletter. Easter, the most important time in the Christian calendar and we shall be celebrating together in our Zoom Service on Sunday 4 April at 10.30 (Easter Sunday).

Usually at this time we remember those who are no longer with us and we mark this with the purchase of a lily. This year the format will be slightly different. Chris Lockwood is generously buying some lilies but with the constraints of Zoom these will be on show as she shares a few words with us all. Chris already has a list but if sadly you have lost a loved one in the last year please let Chris know  by Thursday 31 March. This list will be attached to the Order of Service.

As the vaccination programme gets underway here in France this takes us one step further towards being with our family and friends in the UK. The Covid 19 virus and variants of it continue to circulate and we continue to be vigilant. We also remember those in our congregation who are alone or anyone who would like to chat. Please do not hesitate to call one of the members of the Church Council, our contact details are at the end of this Newsletter.

We continue to thank those who tirelessly work with such challenges, the health workers, educators not least scientists and all who work to provide us with our everyday needs.

We should like to share some good news! Alison Heal one of our CWLs has completed the selection process for training as a minister of the Church of England, has been accepted by Bishop Robert, and will begin ordination training this September. She is delighted that she can continue to live in France and worship in the Gard, and in Lyon, while she studies part time. She would like to thank the congregation of Saint Michael’s in the Gard for their welcome and for the enriching experience of worshipping with them and becoming part of their Christian community.