The British in Northern and Eastern France
(telephone code 03)
Is there an English-speaking association, society or club catering to the British community where you live in France, but not yet listed here? If so, we’d like to hear from them. Why not ask their Chairman or a committee member to contact the British Community Committee by e-mailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Consular District responsible for the British in the 03 telephone area is:
CONSULAR DISTRICT FOR THE BRITISH IN:
Aube (10), Marne (51), Haute-Marne (52),
Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Meuse (55), Moselle (57),
Oise (60), Bas-Rhin (67), Haut-Rhin (68), Vosges (88)
British Consulate General
16 rue d’Anjou 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 44 51 31 00
Fax: 01 44 51 31 27
The issue of standard British passports, visas and entry certificates, as well as the registration of births and deaths and other nationality work arising in France, is centralised in Paris.
The Consulates are responsible for other aspects of consular work, and issue emergency single-journey passports.
Detailed information about Consular and Visa Services and the addresses of other Consulates in France are available on http://ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/
Christ Church Lille
The Anglican Church of Christ Church Lille has an interdenominational and multicultural congregation, which seeks to welcome anyone who wishes to worship in English.
All our services and other activities are primarily in English, and we are the only congregation in the Lille/ Nord area that exists to serve the English-speaking community. We have at least two services each Sunday with Sunday Club for Primary school age children during term-time. There are many other activities during the week and information can be found either by contacting the Chaplain or looking at our website.
We welcome people from every part of the world, who wish to join us. During recent years, people from around 40 countries and from 6 continents have spent time with us. Lille is a lively European university city with a growing international and cosmopolitan population. Being a tourist spot, we welcome the many short-term visitors visiting the attractions of Lille.
The church belongs to the Diocese in Europe, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion and our patron is the Intercontinental Church Society, an evangelical missionary society of the Church of England.
Centre Culturel Britannique - British LIbrary in Lille
The CCB is an independent cultural centre run by friendly volunteers for local Anglophiles. We have a large collection of books, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and English Language Teaching resources.
We offer English Conversation Classes every day as well as regular French conversation classes. Other activities include Story Time Club for 3-6 year olds and Junior Club for older children. There is also a Book Club, a Cinema Club, and “Apero Chats” involving guest speakers.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12.00 – 17.30 Thursday 17.00- 20.00
Closed during school holidays
International Singers, Lille Métropole
Our aim is to provide a high quality English-language vocal group centred on the Région Nord in France as an outlet for those who love to sing. The singers work on a repertoire that is based upon the very best of traditional English music, musical theatre and middle-of-the-road ‘standards’, but can also extend to music such as traditional part songs, close harmony and religious music.
Membership is open to anyone able to attend rehearsals and sing in English. Experience of chorale singing would be a distinct advantage but is not essential. Applicants may be asked to undertake a short audition with the Musical Director and the Principal Musician. Full rehearsals are held approximately every 3 weeks on Saturdays usually at the EABJM International School in Marcq-en-Baroeul.
Lille Cricket is thriving, being the fastest growing cricket club in France and after only our second year already the 5th largest in France by number of playing members. We have more than a dozen games scheduled for the 2009 season, including a Twenty/20 Tournament over the Whitsun long weekend.
Our opponents this year come from England, Wales, Belgium, Germany and France and our fixtures list is on our website, so have a look if you want to come along to watch some cricket. Our home matches are played at the Jardin Mosaïc at Houplin-Ancoisne, a few kilometres south of Lille, giving the added interest of being able to visit the gardens as well as enjoying the game.
We practise throughout the year, indoor in the Autumn and Winter and outdoor in Spring and Summer, so if you are interested in playing cricket, or want to help us in developing our junior team, do come and join us.
Royal Naval Association - France Nord Branch
The Royal Naval Association is the principal Naval Association recognised by the Navy Board, and is a Registered Charity. Membership is open to all serving and ex-service members of the Naval Forces including the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, Reserves and all ranks and specialisations. In addition, anyone who is in sympathy with the objects of the Association may join as an Associate Member. Today the RN Association has a membership of 22,500 in over 400 branches. It was granted its Royal Charter in 1954 and the Patron of the Association is Her Majesty the Queen.
The France Nord Branch Committee meets bi-monthly, and organises monthly social events in central locations, mainly in Normandy and Brittany. Together with our French colleagues, it also participates in a number of commemorative events such as the Commando raid on Saint-Nazaire, the D-Day landings, the sinking of the troopship Lancastria off Saint-Nazaire and Armistice Day, when wreaths are laid and standards paraded.
Chairman Mark Whelan OBE
02 33 07 85 15
Vice-Chairman David Glossop
02 97 38 59 78
Secretary Liz Yeowell
02 33 57 13 97