To La Côte Church family and friends and visitors,


Due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September, our worship on Sunday 11th September will focus on remembering her remarkable life of service and faith. For over 70 years, as sovereign, she has served as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, to which the Diocese in Europe belongs. 

While we recognise that we are an international church family with many Christian denominations gathering each week, we hope you will all be able to share in this journey of mourning and loss, together with thanksgiving for the gift of her leadership and for the example of her devout faith. 

Here are two prayers adapted from the Church of England website:

Eternal God, our heavenly Father, we bless your holy name for all that you have given us in and through the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth.
We give you thanks:
for her love of family and her gift of friendship;
for her devotion to her nation and the nations of the Commonwealth;
for her grace, dignity and courtesy;
and for her generosity and love of life.

We praise you for:
the courage that she showed in testing times;
the depth of her Christian faith;
and the witness she bore to it in word and deed.
Accept our thanks and praise, we pray,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Father of all mercies and God of all consolation,
you pursue us with untiring love 
and dispel the shadow of death
with the bright dawn of life.
Give courage to all who mourn, 
including her close family, 
in their loss and sorrow.
Be their refuge and strength, O Lord;
reassure them of your continuing love. 
By your Holy Spirit, come alongside all your people,
remind us of your eternal presence
and give us your comfort and strength. Amen.


In addition to the two main services on Sunday, the following Sunday 18 September we will offer a third opportunity for prayer and thanksgiving at our 16.00 service in Gingins. Please check the website for confirmation and further details. 

There will also be a book of condolence in which to write at the services on Sunday. Please feel free to bring any tribute you feel appropriate – maybe a photo, flowers, a prayer or poem to place at the altar (and take away afterwards). You may also like to send me, (Carolyn) something which we can share in our worship or insert into the book of condolence. 

A place for prayer and remembering: In addition, starting Monday 12 September, La Cote Church welcome you to the Temple de Crassier, on the border between Switzerland and France, where there will be a table of Remembrance with the book of condolence and an opportunity for quiet prayer. The church will be open during daylight hours every day, except Friday 16 September in the morning. 

The Service at 16.00 on Sunday 11 September will be live-streamed. Please check the website on Saturday for the order of service and zoom link. 

Please visit our website homepage for details of our services – and feel free to invite your friends, family and neighbours who would like to join us in remembering the Queen.



Youth and children's bake sale - All ages

Sunday 11 September

We are excited to announce another youth and children's bake sale on Sept 11 after our 10am service in Divonne, with proceeds going to A Rocha International - Environment Education!

All children and youth are encouraged to participate by bringing home-made goods and helping with the sale after church.

Email Liz Martinez at or Connie Siedler at with what you would like to contribute. Thank you!


More about A Rocha International

A Rocha is a global family of Christian organizations which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects in more than 20 countries and across six continents.

To find out more about their vision - 


Offering accommodation to Ukrainian refugees

In Switzerlandcontact OSAR Organisation Suisse d’Aide aux Réfugiées.

In France

Or – contact the local association ALIAS 01 who work in the Pays de Gex to support integration of refugees, including Ukrainians arriving. Please click HERE.

All information regarding the Pays de Gex are HERE.

Please click HERE for more information from our La Côte Church website.


Clothes collection - for van leaving on 14th September

Tyrrian Livesley is organising a clothes collection, mainly for Moldova & Ukraine, of autumn and winter clothing, which will very soon be needed.

Due to lack of available space please drop your donations off at her flat between 7th and 13th September. Please contact Tyrrian for address and see attachment for all other info:
Thank you - your help is very much appreciated.


Adjusted Covid Measures at La Côte Anglican Church

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PLEASE NOTE – If you are hesitating to come to one of our main services but would like Holy Communion or private prayer in person, please contact Revd Carolyn Cooke.

For any prayer requests for yourself or others, please contact Peta Tracey who will share in confidence with our Tuesday prayer group where we pray for the needs of our world and community.


Worship this week-end

Sunday 11 September – 13th Sunday after Trinity

We will worship together the God that the Queen loved and served throughout her reign.

10.00 Divonne     Holy Communion

16.00 Gingins      Evening Prayer. This service will be live-streamed.


Click here for more details


Worship next week-end

Sunday 18 September – 14th Sunday after Trinity

Contemplative walk to Bonmont

Meeting at 8.30 in the parish hall in Gingins for coffee and tresse

Setting off at 9.00 for a contemplative walk to Bonmont

10.00 Simple prayer with Taizé songs at the Abbey followed by a glass of wine and plum tart

Click HERE for more information


16.00 Gingins      Holy Communion

During this service, we will offer space to share memories / tributes – and we will have time to pray with thanksgiving for the leadership of her Majesty – alongside praying for Switzerland and France, (for the Jeune Fédéral).


Click here for more details
For a printable version of the service planner click here


Coming up this week

Morning Prayer online

Monday to Friday at 7.30 and Saturday at 8.30

Please join us on Zoom :


Tuesday Bible Study is taking a break.

Next meeting on 20 September.


Tuesday Prayer Group is taking a break from meeting, but not from praying!

Please feel free to continue to share prayer requests in confidence via Peta

Our next meeting in person and on Zoom will be Tue. 27 Sept. 09.15-10.30, chez P&J Tracey in Coinsins.


Coffee, Cake and Catch up

CCC is BACK - with a new day, new team, new term and a new name.

Welcome to ‘Window on Wednesday’

We will be welcoming anyone to this group to share friendship, spiritual reflection and yummy treats! We will be meeting fortnightly on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-11.30am in the parish room in Gingins.

Start date: 21st September 2022

This term we will be reading and discussing John Pritchard’s book ‘Living Faithfully’.

Looking forward to welcoming, new and old faces and sharing our lives and faith.

If you would like to join us, please contact Alice Debell and/or Diantha Terry (your new team leaders).


La Côte Blokes' Dinner - 15 September

Thursday 19.30-22.00 - in Nyon at the Prieuré next to the Temple de Nyon.

For more details – contact David Cooke


Click here for zoom links and other details


Coming up at La Côte

Food bank in Gingins

Food bank in the church in Gingins, together with the Swiss church

For more information, please click HERE.


Happening elsewhere

The Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Geneva is proposing various courses and opportunities to enrich our life of faith.


Work with those seeking refugee status

Mentoring opportunities and Accommodation: Please speak to Diantha Terry with any thoughts you have.

Do you have jobs that need doing? Please contact Diantha Terry.


From your safeguarding team

Your safeguarding team promotes and works towards keeping our church a safe place where our congregation can feel secure and cared for.
Safeguarding is an integral part of the wellbeing of our Church community.
We are here not only to work with you through the formalities of short training or administrative safeguarding checks but to support you in strict confidentiality if concerns relative to abuse arise.
You can count on our understanding and goodwill in all things safeguarding.

Ever Guttierez, Cate Bichara and Liz Martinez

Contact email:

For useful resources click here and scroll to 'links of interest'!
Giving online and in person 
Many thanks as ever for your giving to the life of our church and thus to our mission and service within and well beyond our community. Here are the bank details for our church: 

IBAN            CH42 0022 8228 5504 9740 H
Holder         The La Côte Anglican Church Development Association, 1267 Coinsins 
BIC              UBSWCHZH80A
You may also like to remember La Côte Anglican Church in your will.
Merci beaucoup, thank you very much!


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