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AGM 2017 

More than 50 members of the Saint Paul’s Church community attended the
church’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 2nd April, 2017.
A very friendly and congenial atmosphere reigned throughout the meeting
as the church community took time to review church activities in 2016,
approve financial accounts for the past year,
and elect the members of the Saint Paul’s Church Council
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Curry Night resounding 2235 euros success

on Thursday 30 April 2017

An estimated 80 hungry fans of Indian food descended on Saint Paul’s,
for a wonderful Curry Night fund raiser supper in the Church Library.
Ben Rolfe, photo: upper left corner, gave a short presentation during the supper
providing background information about the gruelling

and that he and his 16 old daughter Emily
have been training for months for the run.
The Marathon begins on 7 April and requires
participants to cover 250 kilometres in just 6 days.

Donations for the supper were collected to fund the purchase of a
sophisticated microscope needed for research on the effects of diabetes on kidneys,

Diabetes UK. Know diabetes. Fight diabetes.
and a superb 2,320€ was raised at the Curry Night at Saint Paul’s.
Many thanks to all the many volunteers who helped cooked the curries,
prepare the Library, serve the meals and tidy up afterwards.

Click here to see Simon Wynne’s photos

Click here to see Ben Rolfe’s Video Presentation
Apologies for poor video quality

 

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A Gathering of Monaco Christians for Evensong   

For the second year in a row,
the ecumenical community of Monaco celebrated Evensong in the Lent
which took place at Saint Paul’s Church, on Sunday 12th March this year.
Archbishop Bernard Barsi of Monaco and Chanoine Patrick Keppel,
Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Monaco participated in the service,
as did Pasteur Christian Babéry, from the Église protestante Unie de France,
who offered a sermon to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation,
began by Martin Luther in 1517.

The Saint Paul’s Church Choir, reinforced with lead singers for each of the four voices,
sang a beautiful service featuring the Magnificat by Sir Stanford Villiers
and solos from Drew Hopkins, tenor, and Liesel Jürgens, soprano.

Click here to see more of Simon Wynne’s photos
from the Evensong service and reception. 

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Success Story

Ben Rolfe reports: “The Pancake Supper was a fantastic success.

We had over 50 attendees and raised over €850 for Diabetes UK
which is a great achievement.
It was a true team effort with everyone chipping in with what they can do,
and some truly Herculean pancake making efforts.
Just carrying 150 pancakes is hard enough let alone making them.

click here for more on this great story

 

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LENTEN STUDY

Study Sessions on Thursdays in Lent beginning
Thursday, 2nd March from 6:30 p.m. in the Chaplain’s Apartment.
A simple Lenten meal is provided (soup & bread, with fruit for dessert).

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Ben and Emily training for the Marathon des Sables

Emily and Ben Rolfe are training to run the Marathon des Sables,
the ‘world’s toughest footrace’,
a 250km run in the Sahara Desert,
from the 7th to the 17th of April 2017. 

please encourage us in our journey, through the intense training and during the race itself, 
and help us raise funds for a £19,500 Diabetes UK project.
Click here for more information about our project.

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Worshippers raised the roof with CAROLS

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The annual Carol Service took place
Sunday evening, 18 December, with the
expanded Saint Paul’s Choir and the
congregation,filling Saint Paul’s with the
cheerful sounds of the Christmas Season.

The choir was particularly appreciated
for its joyous rendition of
“Ding, dong merrily on high”
and other seasonal favourites.

At the conclusion of the service,
Liesel Jürgens and Hervé Feraud,
soprano and trumpet,
joined our organist Gottfried Kappenin
a glorious performance of the
“Laudate” from W.A. Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.

As has long been his custom,
Archbishop Bernard Barsi of Monaco
was on hand to lend encouragement and
support to our community

once again this year for the Carol Service
at Saint Paul’s.

He was joined by the Ecumenical Officer
of the Diocese of Monaco
and a longtime
friend of our church, Père Patrick Keppel.