To La Côte Church family and friends and visitors,


We pray this week for courage to continue into Holy Week with Christ. Here is an Iona prayer which links Jesus’ bodily suffering with the pain of our so many around our world today. 

Through our lives and by our prayers, your kingdom come. 

Lord God, in Jesus, you came in the body: 
Flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone… 
We thank you that you did not remain an idea, 
Even a religious idea, 
But walked, wept, and washed feet among us. 
By your love, change our ideas, especially our religious ideas, 
Into living signs of your work, your will and above all, your love. 

Through our lives and by our prayers, your kingdom come. 

(Adapted from Bread of Tomorrow, ed. J. Morley, 1992) 


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.

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


Connie Siedler, Youth and Children's worker

We are delighted to welcome Connie Siedler, who has begun working with us as a part time Youth and Children’s worker. I am sure you will join me in making her feel welcome and helping her find her feet among us. Please keep her in your prayers too as she settles into this new role with lots of new faces.



Due to national and regional changes in France and Switzerland, the following changes have been implemented.

Mask wearing will now be OPTIONAL in all our churches and during services.


1. If you feel unwell or have any symptoms, please either test before coming, or stay away - and if available,  join us online.

2. Please sanitise your hands.

3. To help keep our community safe, we encourage following the WHO advice on participating in the vaccination programme. This includes booster vaccination, which is available in our region.

For your safety and reassurance, we have a small working group following the Covid situation daily, and with council we are assessing our approach on a regular basis.

UPDATE - HOLY COMMUNION - On receiving bread and wine.

The Diocese in Europe, have updated their guidance and have re-introduced the offering of the common cup.
“We are now updating our guidelines, in light of the fact that Covid does not pose the same threat to our corporate health an wellbeing that it did last year.”

As a result of this change we will now be offering communion wine, alongside the sharing of holy bread.

We would like to emphasise that the Church’s teaching is that the body and blood of Christ may be completely received in one kind only. Nobody should feel under pressure to receive the cup if they are uneasy with this. 

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 coming week-end

This Sunday 10 April we gather to celebrate Palm Sunday

10.00     Holy Communion with Sunday Club        Divonne

16.00     Evening Prayer                                     Gingins - THIS SERVICE WILL ALSO BE LIVE-STREAMED.


Meeting ID: 892 1118 8073

Passcode: 566859



Holy Week services

14 April      19.00 Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Gingins

15 April      15.00 Good Friday Service of prayer and reflection in Divonne hearing from voices around the world, members of our international community, reflecting on the seven last sayings of Jesus on the cross.

17 April       6.00 Sunrise Service on Easter Day followed by Tresse and coffee!

17 April      10.00 Easter Celebration for Everyone with an Easter Egg Hunt to follow – Everyone Welcome. Please click HERE for more information.



After the morning Easter Day Service – if you would like to share in a potluck lunch in the Gingins parish rooms – please contact Connie or Carolyn to sign up and let them know what you could bring to share. 


Click HERE for our Holy Week programme and to prayerfully think about who you can invite to join us as we celebrate God’s life-giving love for all. 

Click here for more details


Worship next week-ends

Sunday 24 April – The Second Sunday of Easter (a break for Sunday club)

8.45 Divonne       Early Morning Said Eucharist 
10.00 Divonne     Morning Prayer 

16.00  Gingins     Taize worship with our Swiss host church community. This joint Taizé service will be the last service in this format on Sundays afternoon in Gingins. If you can stay to share refreshments after the service we will be able to talk together with our Swiss community about how we could meet up for worship in the future.


Sunday 1 May – The Third Sunday of Easter

10.00 Crassier    Holy Communion with Sunday Club


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


Coming up next weeks

Morning Prayer online

Monday to Friday at 7.30 and Saturday at 8.30

Please join us on Zoom :


Tuesday Prayer Group - 12 April

Tuesday 9.30-10.30 ONLY ON LINE THIS WEEK

Please contact Peta if you need information or have any prayer requests that will be treated confidentially within the group.

Here is the Zoom link :


La Côte Blokes' Dinner - 21 April

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

For more details – contact David Cooke


Coffee, cake and catch-up - 29 April

Friday 9.30-11.00

Contact Alice Debell for more information.

Click here for zoom links and other details


Coming up at La Côte

From 1 May – 17 August 2022 our Chaplain Carolyn Cooke will be on sabbatical. 

Please contact :

Chaplain’s Administrative Assistant: Anne de Treverret 
Church Wardens: Liz Bramley or Austin Ball 
Ministry Team: Reader Betty Talbot 
Youth and Children’s Worker: Connie Siedler 
Prayer group requests for prayer: Peta Tracey


Food bank in Gingins

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

For more information, please click HERE.


Anne de Tréverret, Chaplain's Admin Assistant

If you'd like to be in touch with Anne - here is her email address and phone number +41 79 635 5657.

Anne is available for any inquiries at these times :

Tuesday morning  between 9 and 11

Thursday morning between 9 and 11


Happening elsewhere during Holy Week

Gospel concert by the choir Let's Gospel of the parish, Gingins church Saturday 9 April at 17.00

Holy week prayers from Monday to Thursday at 19.00, Trelex church, Holy Communion on Thursday

Good Friday service with prayers and Armenian music, 10.00 in Gingins church 

Happening elsewhere

Swiss Archdeaconry Christian Education Programme

In September 2022, the Swiss Archdeaconry is offering another rich learning opportunity to be led by Prof. John Wyatt, Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at University College London.  He is also a senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge. His fields of interest are extremely relevant to our times of ever advancing technology: find out more HERE.

Note that places are limited, so book early, and the deadline is 1 May.


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.

Christine Warren, Cate Bichara and Liz Martinez

Contact email:

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.
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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