Events & News


-Welcome back, St. John's Church is open! Come celebrate the Eucharist with us on Sunday morning, 10h30, The Rev Mark Osborne presiding with Monsieur Benjamin Prischi playing the hymns on the organ.


 

Reelection of Churchwarden Mrs Carolyn Hanbury and Election of Synod Representative Mr Lee Gagan.

 

Fr David Houghton gave the blessing to both after the service.


Car needed, St. John's is looking for a car to borrow for the use of the locum during the period 16 July to 16 August inclusive. Please contact our churchwarden Carolyn if you can help.


Wednesday Eucharist Service                           Bordighera, Italy


The next artist to exhibit in the Library will be Nicolas Depetris. He is a painter, engraver, videographer and architect based in the French Riviera and Fukuoka Japan.
Born in Nice in 1984 he graduated in 2015 from the Paris-Belleville National School of Architecture. Trained by painter and engraver Jean-Baptiste Sécheret, Depetris exhibited his paintings in Japan, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Monaco since his first personal exhibition in Paris in 2014.

To view his works, please click HERE

 



 A note from Fr David Houghton.

St John’s stands in the centre of Menton, right on the corner of the main Avenues and opposite the Casino. One of the Chaplaincies of the Anglican Diocese in Europe, since 1868 it has served an international community offering worship in English and welcoming people of all nations and traditions .

 

Following a decade of rebuilding and restoration the Church re-opened in July 2020. We had been expecting to celebrate with a Special Service of Dedication but the pandemic has made the past year one of cautious progress, nonetheless enabling the Sunday Morning Service to be offered weekly almost without a break.

 

The new pipe organ has been installed and we are delighted to be able to
offer music to enhance Worship. In September a plaque was unveiled at the visit from a delegation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, including Maire M Guibal and player Frédéric Michalak.

 

Autumn months saw progress with more enhancements and opening of the English Library, but also further restrictions on travel so preventing many of the congregation to cross from Italy, or indeed Great Britain and other parts of the world. And it has similarly proved tricky for Locum Priests to make plans. We are so grateful to the Churchwardens and priests resident in nearby parts of France who have enabled Sunday services to be maintained. We intend to host more gatherings, both of prayer, social and musical.


We invite you to come and share our life in Jesus Christ!