To La Côte Church family and friends and visitors,


Last Sunday US citizens and people across the globe were marking the 21st anniversary of 9/11. I am sure most of us in the west who were old enough will remember where we were on that traumatic day. We continue to commemorate such tragedies of the past to help us shape a more hopeful future, as well as honouring the lives that were lost.

The passing of Queen Elizabeth, and the end of her 70-year reign, is another historic moment for many, both in Great Britain, but also globally, especially among the Commonwealth nations. Of course, it is not a tragedy, but a turning of the page from one era to another for Great Britain. In addition, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, she has held a key position in the Anglican church for seven decades.

This week in our Sunday afternoon service, we will remember in prayer Her Majesty, the Late Queen Elizabeth II together with the leaders of our nations, in the spirit of the Jeune Federal in the Canton de Vaud. We pray especially that our leaders will seek to build bridges of understanding and collaboration in the face of challenging times ecologically, politically, and economically. We pray too that our leaders will have the courage to act on behalf of the most vulnerable in our societies. 

Here is a prayer for ourselves and our leaders: 

O God, teach us to distinguish negotiation and betrayal: 
when to defend our truth until the end; 
and when to climb down from our embattled certainties in search of real peace. Amen 
(Janet Morley, The book of a thousand prayers, 2002)


There is also 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. 

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.



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.


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 18 September – 14th Sunday after Trinity

On the event of the Jeûne Fédéral in Switzerland we are invited to join with Christians from local churches in a 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      Service of Holy Communion and prayer for the Queen and for the leaders of our nations


Click here for more details


Worship next week-end

Sunday 25 September – 15th Sunday after Trinity

8.45   Divonne      Early Said Eucharist

10.00 Divonne      Service of the Word with Sunday club for children and youth

16.00 Gingins       Evening Prayer


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 - 20 September on line

Tuesday 9.30-11.00

We are at session 6 of our booklets, “New Life”, Colossians 3:1-11

Everyone is welcome to join us online.

Please join us on Zoom :

Meeting ID: 971 117 768

Passcode: 387090


Welcome to ‘Window on Wednesday’ - 21 September

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

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).


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.


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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