A message from
Area Dean Tony

25th July -
8th August 2021


Dear Friends,

As we head into the key holiday period of August I will be taking the opportunity to take some time away from my desk.  This is often a time when our churches begin to welcome holiday-makers and second-home owners who come over from UK to enjoy our fabulous region.  Sadly, once again, it looks like visitor numbers will be massively reduced by the effects of the pandemic and many of us who had hoped to be able to go over to UK for a much-overdue visit to family have also been frustrated.

We had been hoping that Archdeacon Peter would be able to make his first visit to the area since his appointment but, due to re strengthened quarantine requirements on travellers from France to UK, he too has had to postpone this visit.

I regret that, while several of us are away, it is not going to be possible to maintain the recording of regular online services.  However, some other Chaplaincies will, I believe, continue to provide online worship.  I can guarantee that my own Chaplaincy of Aquitaine will post services each week on YouTube and they will be available to anyone who wishes to view them.  The services can be found on our Church Online site at


I hope that a more 'normal' schedule will be able to resume in mid-August.

So may I wish you an enjoyable few weeks and I am very much hoping that I will be able to get over to visit many of the congregations over the coming months.

God bless!