The Archdeacon of France and Monaco, the Venerable Meurig Williams, spent time with some of us at St John’s Menton on Wednesday, August 30th. He was delighted to visit the church for the first time and see at close quarters the work that needed to be done. He pledged his support to the restoration project, saying that “the beautiful building which is St John’s has huge potential in a community such as Menton. It is strategically placed and lends itself to inspiring worship, community engagement and cultural activities. As Archdeacon of France, I’m struck by how many of our churches are willing to go beyond just recreating the past so that a fresh vision of Christian life can emerge. We need to respond with imagination to the spiritual hunger that is all around us in France.” Archdeacon Meurig also told us that he looks forward to meeting with our Church Council in the near future in order that details of the appointment of a new priest to St John’s can be finalised.
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On Sunday 3 September the Archdeacon was in Monaco and the sermon he gave is available on the Monaco website, just click the link to go to the audio file.