Christ Church in la Manche, Normandy

Bienvenue - Welcome! to Christ Church in la Manche

We are a Chaplaincy of the Church of England Diocese in Europe, serving primarily the west side of the Cotentin Peninsula, in Normandy, France.The Church of England is part of the Anglican Communion, an informal family of self-governing national Churches reflecting many cultures and languages. Anglican congregations can be found in nearly every country in the world.

As an Anglican Church in this part of France we offer a warm welcome and Christian ministry to English-speaking Christians from all denominations. Worship is in a broad-based Anglican style and mostly in English, with ministry available in French as needed. Thanks to the hospitality of the Bishop and Diocese of Coutances and Avranches, and of the local communes, we normally worship weekly in the village church at Gratot: Homméel (in the hamlet of Hommeel, on the edge of Gratot, near Coutances), and in the Crypt Chapel of the Village du Mont Carmel, at Avranches.

We invite you to join us for worship, or for any of our other activities: if you need our ministry, whether as a resident or a visitor, or would like to ask any questions, please contact a member of the Leadership Team. We will be glad to help if we can, or to put you in touch with other forms of help if more appropriate.

Get in touch

Revd Chris Probert

What's on

Eucharist, or Service of the Word: Morning Prayer

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Christ Church in la Manche, Normandy
5-7 rue du Moulin de Vesque Gratot, 50200, France

Sunday service in Gratot - see magazine or 'Worship in our Chaplaincy this Sunday' page for details.

16 - 25 FEBRUARY


The ​Chaplaincy of ​Christ​ ​C​hurch in la Manche is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own ​Chaplaincy ​ Safeguarding Officer, ​(​​C​SO​)​, Donna Derrick. (See LEADERSHIP TEAM and CONTACTS)

The Diocese ​in​ Europe’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our ​C​SO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the ​gendarmes​ and ​local Social Services (your Mairie will have contact details).