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President: Tony Lomas

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Treasurer: Iain McGrory

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Secretary: Sally Davies

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chaplaincy of aquitaine

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- 'Chap-Aid' is the charitable arm of the Anglican Chaplaincy of Aquitaine, France. This is the organisation the Chaplaincy has created to enable us to express our Christian faith in practical terms to people throughout the world who are in need.

- The Chaplaincy cannot give money to any outside person or organisation directly as the law requires it to pass such monies through a separate entity. So, to make its giving possible and legal, in 2006 the Chaplaincy created the necessary charitable body – known as an ‘Association Caritative’ or an ‘Association Cultuelle’.

- Called CHAP-AID, the charity’s objectives are to collect and distribute funds to enable it to provide relief to those in need, to support outreach, and to care for individuals in France or elsewhere, and to collect and distribute funds to those ends in a spirit of Christian concern.

Chap-Aid is managed by an annually elected Council.


donateFebruary 2023 - collecting funds for emergency relief in Turkey & Syria

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Dear Friends,

Firstly, I really want to thank you all for your amazing generosity over the last year.  I will be able to tell you more when we have our ChapAid AGM on 22nd April but I already know that, through various channels, this Chaplaincy gave something in the region of €25,000 to various charities during 2022.  At a time when money is getting increasingly tight, that is a really outstanding effort and I thank you for it.

However, as we have all seen on our news screens, the need never goes away.  I am sure that you’ve all been shocked by the almost incomprehensible scale of the destruction and loss of life due to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

As is our practice in such situations, I have asked the ChapAid trustees to approve an immediate payment of €1,000 to Shelterbox to help provide accommodation for those left homeless by the quakes and a further €1,000 to Médecins Sans Frontières to help with their work in providing medical assistance on the ground. These payments have now been made. 

donateI have asked local wardens and ChapAid representatives to arrange for collections to be made at forthcoming services to replenish our general funds so that we will be in a position to react in a similar way to disasters in the future.  Please also remember that donations can be made through the ChapAid online donations page (link below).

Any monies received in excess of €2,000 will, of course, also be routed to the victims of the quakes, probably through the same channels.

Many thanks,


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How does Chap-Aid work? Each church sector has an opportunity (prior to the annual Chap-Aid Assembly) to nominate a new charity. This is done through the channel of the Local Committee via the Chap-Aid Representative to the Chap-Aid Trustees.

- Any charity which CHAP-AID supports must not only have aims compatible with the aims and objectives of CHAP-AID but must also be a formally registered charity.

- To ensure that this is so, details of the charity must first be registered with the CHAP-AID Council for due diligence, using a specially produced Application Form (click here to download).

- The CHAP-AID Council will then decide on the validity of the charity, after due diligence has been approved. The written agreement of the CHAP-AID Council must be obtained before any fundraising can take place.




The Chaplaincy of Aquitaine is an Association Cultuelle and is governed by the Law on Associations of 1905. CHAP-AID is the Charity Association of the Chaplaincy of Aquitaine under the law governing associations of 1901 No. W332000686.

The registered office, or Siège Sociale, is Le Presbytère, 1 Lotissement la Caussade, 33270 Floirac.