English Speaking Church in Mirepoix
Welcome to the English Speaking Church in Mirepoix (ESC) in the Occitanie region of southern France. We are a non‑denominational Christian Church wishing to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of its congregation by glorifying God in worship, prayer and His Word. We believe we are called to offer a place of worship for local people and visitors to the region from all nationalities and cultures.
We meet on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month at 11.00am in the Sainte Marie chapel behind Mirepoix Cathedral (Saint Maurice). The services usually follow a “Service of the Word” format including hymns from “Mission Praise”. After the service everyone is most welcome to share in fellowship over coffee and biscuits.
Following each service we encourage everyone to stay behind for coffee, which is served in the Centre Paroissial, across the courtyard from the Chapelle.
During the Covid pandemic of 2020/21, we were not meeting in the chapel and were pleased to be able to offer online services.
Thankfully, now that most of the restrictions have been lifted, we have resumed our services in the chapel.
After more than a year of being separated from our church family, we gathered for our first service, in the chapel, on the 20th June 2021. Still very much restricted from our usual activities! Social distancing, face masks, hand gel, cleaning and more cleaning, but worth it.
We are still adhering to social distancing rules, the use of hand gel and the wearing of masks, at all times whilst in the chapel. The exception to this is when we receive communion. Masks may also be removed by members of the congregation whilst they are participating in the delivery of the service.
Our next service is on 5th December at 11.00am.
We will be holding a Carols Service on 12th December at 11.00am. As this is always a popular occasion, we ask you to contact us to let us know whether you would like to attend. We have a limited number of seats in the chapel and must continue to adhere to the limit on numbers imposed on us by Covid restrictions.
If you would like to contact us, for more information, please email to the following address:
Association registered number 0112000940