Churches in France and across the world have been holding vigils and times of prayer in the wake of a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening (13 November 2015). Pictured is the exterior of the church in Beaulieu sur Mer in southern France.
And Bishop Robert has been giving a series of interviews on eleven radio stations across Britain about the situation. You can hear him speaking on BBC Radio Guernsey to Elizabeth Mahy INTERVIEW
Our Anglican congregations in the French capital are planning special acts of worship today (Sunday 15 November).
Rev Andrew Bigg, Assistant Priest at St Georges in Rue Auguste-Vacquerie says they will be keeping today’s service as a requiem “and our main prayer is for the family and friends of those who were killed, as well as for good communication and cooperation between the governments of those European countries deemed to be under any threat at this time.” Andrew adds; "We are uncertain yet how many people will wish to venture out tomorrow morning but the choir will be singing a requiem setting at short notice and I will modify other parts of the service to reflect this traumatic time."
St Michael’s church website states; We mourn that our city is again afflicted by violence, fear and grief. We pray for the thousands who are directly affected – the hundreds of bereaved and those who are gravely injured and traumatized and for the medical teams caring for them today.
We give thanks that Saint Michael’s in Rue D'Aguesseau itself is unharmed. Although vehicle access to the area is restricted, nearby metro stations are currently open and there is free pedestrian access to the church- especially from east and north sides of the Faubourg St Honoré. We plan to continue with Sunday worship as scheduled on 15 November (09:15 and 11:00 followed by our fellowship lunch). However please be safe and wise – and check our Facebook page for further updates.