Contemplative walk from Gingins to Bonmont Abbey​

La Côte Church took part, as usual, in the Jeûne Fédéral ecumenical service at the Abbaye de Bonmont on 18 Sept. 2022.  Organised by Pastor Etienne Guilloud from our host parish of La Dôle, it took a different form this year and consisted of breakfast at Gingins at 09.30, followed by a walk to the Abbey, with stops along the way to listen to a poem ‘L’homme qui marche’, by Christian Bobin (read both in English & French).  Others came by car to join us at the Abbey, where we had a simple Taizé-style service.  This new format was an experiment to avoid a ‘wordy’ liturgy that does not suit the acoustics of the Abbey.  We were delighted to welcome the entire contingent of new Bossey students, who joined us both for the walk and the service!  It was a great pleasure to meet them, accompanied by Dr. Benjamin Simon from the Bossey Institute, and we look forward to meeting some of them at our services between now and February 2023.