Wednesday, March 15, 2006

English speaking churches in Paris

There are several really good English speaking churches in Paris.

The first one to mention is The American Church in Paris at 65 Quai d'Orsay in the 7th. This was the first American church established on foreign soil. Begun in 1814, it was officially chartered and the first sanctuary built in 1857. From the beginning, the American Church has been an interdenominational fellowship, theologically situated in the historic Christian tradition as symbolized by the Apostles' Creed. It serves not only the American expatriate community, but also many internationals seeking an English language service.

There is also The American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, which offers services at 9 and 11 with a Sunday School at 10:45. The mission statement of the American Cathedral describes their focus: "The mission of the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris is to share the good news of God in Christ by worship, word and example, as a parish church in the city of Paris and as a cathedral in Europe, living our faith and serving the common good, inspired by our American, Episcopal, and Anglican heritage and open to the cultures, languages and faiths that surround us. We pursue this mission through prayer, observance of the sacraments, fellowship,
education, stewardship, and outreach to our community and the world beyond."

The church my family and I attended was Trinity International Church of Paris, which is pictured above. This church draws not only from the American expatriate community, but also from the wide variety of internationals in Paris who seek an English language service. There are also many students who are studying in Paris who attend the services, leading to a very upbeat and lively worship experience.

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Blogger Ranjeet said...

There are lots of churches in Paris which resemble French architecture and has uniqueness in its foundation.Most of the mass in this churches takes place in french,but good to see there are english speaking also.I know few of churches like Holy trinity,St joseph which are english speaking churches.There are many associations too who have their own churches for english speaking.

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Blogger juanita said...

Who was the architect that designed the American Church in Paris?

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Blogger Pat said...

It probably a great excuse to learn french in a french service surely. Try http://www.mortgagebestrate.co.uk/french_property.html if you thinking about moving over there.

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Blogger Timalexwar said...

I visited the American Church often, mainly for the 12-step meetings in which I participated for a number of years. My actual church home was St Michael's Anglican church which at that time (late 80s) was very conservative.

3:57 PM  

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