Holy Week and Easter – living at cross purposes?
As a Church we are committed to being a community of generous love: seeking to love our neighbour, live life in all its fullness, and trust in our loving Father God.
During this period of COVID-19 we are also seeking creative alternatives for how we worship, be a community, offer pastoral care and share Good News.
If you are visiting our Church website because you are looking for support in anxious times, do ring our Chaplain, Rev. Geoff Read (621 199 242).
You are very welcome to join us for events and Services during Holy Week by clicking on the links to join us via Zoom.
Sunday 5 April – Palm Sunday
10.00 am All Saints on Sunday Service – click here to join via Zoom
5.00 pm All Saints on Sunday BCP Evening Prayer – click here to join via Zoom
Tuesday 7 April
8.00 am Morning Prayer led by Evelyn – click here to join via Zoom
Thursday 9 April
2.00 pm Bread Church at Home – click here for more info & to prepare.
Click here to join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 604 572 779. Password: 832836.
8.00 pm Service for Maundy Thursday with shared spiritual communion – click here to join via Zoom
Friday 10 April – Good Friday
12 pm Good Friday Meditation – click here to join via Zoom
Sunday 12 April – Easter
10.00 am All Saints on Easter Sunday online service with renewal of baptism promises and shared spiritual communion – click here to join via Zoom palm crosses
Anglican Church of Luxembourg AGM
Our Church Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 8.00 pm in the Centre Jean XXIII; we are planning for this date but may have to revise in the light of the COVID-19 restrictions. All are very welcome.
All those whose names are entered on the Electoral Roll as published on Sunday 12 April 2020 are entitled to vote at this meeting. To check whether you are on the Electoral Roll, please email the Church Office.
The draft Chaplaincy Accounts to the year end 31 December 2019 and the draft minutes of the 2019 AGM will be available in the Konvikt Chapel from Sunday 26 April 2020.
A pre-AGM finance meeting is scheduled to take place between morning services on Sunday, 26 April (10.15-11.00 am) in the hotel bar (Bateau Ivre) next to the Konvikt Centre (this will be subject to any Government restriction in force at that time). It is important for people to be able to ask detailed questions about the audited accounts. You will have the opportunity to do so at this additional meeting with our auditor, treasurer and members of the Finance Committee. We hope this will free up time in the AGM to talk about our finances more generally and to ensure we have time for other important issues too.
We are required to elect 2 new members to the Chaplaincy Council, 2 Churchwardens and 3 Archdeaconry Representatives.
2 members of the Church Council, Isabel Page and Lauren Marshall, will retire by rotation, and are ineligible at this AGM for re-election to the same post. We therefore require 2 new, elected members of Council to serve a 3 year term.
The Churchwardens are elected annually. Simon Norcross and Philippa Seymour were first elected in 2015 and are eligible for re-election for up to six years in succession.
The Archdeaconry Representatives, Moira Hogg and Victoria Hodson, will retire but are eligible for re-election. Based on our Electoral Roll numbers we are permitted a third Archdeaconry Representative and therefore require 3 new elected Archdeaconry Representatives to serve a 3 year term.
Nomination forms for all the above posts can be downloaded from our website or requested from the Church Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are required to complete and return their signed nomination form to the Church Office by Monday, 27 April 2020.
The posts of Treasurer and Secretary are appointed by the Church Council. The Church Council may co-opt further members should this be necessary.
In the light of the wise restrictions recently set by the Luxembourg government, the Anglican Church of Luxembourg is suspending all services, other events and groups which involve face to face contact.
However, the Church Council is committed to a principle of “creative alternatives” wherever possible. Often this will be using the internet, but also phone, etc. Please check out our Faith in the Home page.
We will regularly post updates on our website with further details about how we will sustain our worship together, community life and pastoral care. We also need to be praying that at this time others will find their way to our Church and encounter here the love of God in anxious times.
We now have one Sunday service called All Saints on Sunday. This will take place online at 10:00 via Zoom. To join in, just click on the link in the box on the right of this page under Upcoming services.
The Church Office is not open at Centre Jean XXIII, but the Office Team can be contacted as usual via email.
If you are visiting our Church website because you are looking for support in anxious times, do ring me (621 199 242).
Rev. Geoff Read
Chaplain, Anglican Church
Click here to view the 2020 Bishop’s Lent appeal