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All Saints Hérault

The English Church at Saint Pargoire

The English Church in the Hérault. All Saints Hérault people are a mixed group of different ages, backgrounds and traditions, who meet in the Chapel of the Église protestante unie de France in the village of St Pargoire, 10 km north east of Pézenas. St Pargoire is within a 60 minute drive of Montpellier, Beziers, Lodeve, Sete and Narbonne.

Church Life focuses around the service of Holy Communion. Our regular service is on the second Sunday of the month at 10.30 am, but there are often services or events at other times, especially on notable days in the Church's year, such as Easter, Christmas and Lent. Refreshments are served after the Service, providing an opportunity to chat and make friends.

From time to time, services are held at other chapels in the local area. These include chapels in Margon, Puissalicon, and Roquessels. We also are joint celebrants at the annual Christmas carol service in Fontès. Directions to St. Pargoire and these other venues can be found below.

Please check the "Our Church" tab on this website for details of upcoming services and events. We extend a warm welcome to all Christian people to join us at our services and church events, especially those new to our "Parish".

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Our Chaplain, Reader and Church Wardens

Revd Roger Smith
I moved to live permanently in the Hérault in 2011, after many years in Rothwell, Northants. As Chaplain, I am keen to welcome people of all types and traditions to All Saints.
Julie Johnson 
Julie is a Reader in the Diocese of Europe.
Patricia
Together with my husband Francis, we welcome people attending All Saints.
I also answer all the queries arising from e-mails, issue the notices and organise the rota, as well as preparing the church for worship and tidy up afterwards. 
Nigel
I am the backroom boy in the team. I produce the agendas and other papers for meetings.
I also deal with the correspondence between the Église protestante unie, the local administration and other local bodies.

A word on our church services and social events.

We follow the order laid down in Common Worship introduced in 2000, which varies with the seasons of the Church's Year. Morning Prayer from Common Worship is also held occasionally. At different times of the year we hold services at other chapels in the area, reflecting events or wishes of our parishioners. We have a monthly prayer group and also, twice each month, an informal study group followed by a shared lunch. Our Chaplain or in certain situations, our Reader, also conduct Christenings, Confirmation classes, Weddings and funerals.

During the year, we hold a number of social events to which all are invited. Perhaps you are a visitor to the Hérault, or someone contemplating making the Hérault a permanent feature of your life. Whatever the reason, we invite you to join us at one of our regular church services or social events. If you would like to speak to someone before attending a service or social event, please use one of the contact methods below.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WARMLY WELCOMING YOU INTO OUR CHURCH OF ENGLAND COMMUNITY IN THE HÉRAULT

Next Service or Event

February 2020

Saturday 8 February, Ecumenical service. For more information, please contact one of the Churchwardens

Sunday 9 February, Morning Prayer at All Saints Hérault. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee and a catch-up

Wednesday 12 February - Meeting of the Prayer Group at Saint-Joseph de Mont-Rouge, just north of Puimisson, from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. See map below

Sunday 23 February, Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee and a catch-up. (Common Worship).

Wednesday 26 February, Ash Wednesday at All Saints Hérault. Service starts at 17:00.

March 2020

This month we start our lent course. This year we will begin the course on Wednesday  4th March. It is called "A Beautiful Friendship"  and is written by Paul Karensa and Zara Young and uses the film Cassablanca .The sessions will begin with coffee from 10.15am and the course will begin promptly at 10. 30am.   At about 12.15  a frugal lunch of soup and bread, with possibly a glass of wine followed by fruit, will be served. 

We hope that as many as possible will come.  Please let the host of each group session know, by phone or by e-mail if you will be attending so that provision can be made. You will also be able to ask the host for directions to their home if you do not know where they live. If you would like to support one of the hosts by providing soup or fruit for the lunch, please contact the host. Contact details can be obtained from one of the Churchwardens.

Wedensday 4th March - First Lent course meeting. Venue is Tim and Judy Nevitt's  home in Pezenas

Sunday 8 March, Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee and a catch-up. (Common Worship).


Wedensday 11th March - Second Lent course meeting. Venue is  Jenny Morgan's home close to Salasc. 

Wedensday 18th March - Third Lent course meeting. Venue is Jim and Phyl Mallett's home in St. Etienne de Gourgas.  


Sunday 22 March, Mothering Sunday. Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee and a catch-up. (Common Worship).

The service will be followed by the chaplaincy AGM and a shared lunch.

Wedensday 25th March - Fourth Lent course meeting. Venue is Roger and Delia's home in Autignac

April 2020

Wedensday 1st April - Fifth and final Lent course meeting. Venue is Carol and Graham Gardner's home in Nizas

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made unique and in the image of God. Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance. 

The chaplaincy takes its safeguarding obligations, for both our church and the wider church community, seriously. In common with other churches, we have systems in place to ensure that we meet our obligations. If you have any questions, you make speak with our safeguarding officer, Jenny Morgan, in complete confidence by clicking on the email link: ja.mor.gan@hotmail.com, or phoning her on 04 67 88 02 92. Alternatively, you can speak with Roger, Julie or one of the Churchwardens. 

If you would like to view our Safeguarding policies, please click on this link

Church Council

The Church Council works with the minister in promoting the mission of the church. The minister in charge of the parish and the PCC have a duty to consult together on matters of general concern and importance to the parish, and to co-operate in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the church: pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. This includes almost everything to do with the church’s work in the parish, and its relationship with the deanery and the diocese.

Click here for a list of current members of the council together with a group photograph.

Contact Us

To contact our church, please use one of the following methods:
Telephone:  +33 (0)6 60 24 54 57
Main email: achstp@gmail.com
Articles for Website: achstpwebsite@gmail.com

The church regularly informs parishioners of forth coming events via email.

If you would like to receive these communications and are not already our email contact list, please send an email to achstp@gmail.com requesting that your name is added to the list.

Photograph - Chapel of the Église Protestante in St. Pargoire

How To Find Us

We meet in the Chapel of the Église protestante unie de France (formerly the Église Reformée), in the village of Saint Pargoire, postcode 34230, 10 km north east of Pézenas. We are situated on the south side of the village, near the War Memorial, on the Avenue de la Gare, the Saint Pons de Mauchiens road.
There is limited roadside parking in the Avenue. Car parks are only a 5 minute walk away, one next to the school on the road to Saint Pons de Mauchiens, the other along the road opposite the church, Chemin de Saint Guilhem.
For a link to Google Street view, click on the Icon below

Other Venues

Maundy Thursday - Chapelle St. Guiraud in Puissalicon

Address: 2, Rue Saint-Guiraud, Puissalicon

Our Prayer group meets once a month at Saint Joseph de Mont-Rouge in Puimisson. The map below shows how to get to the Monastère

Address: 20 Rue du Château d'Eau, 34480 Puimisson

From time to time, we hold services in the chapel of the Chateau in the village of Margon

Each summer, we hold a service in the ancient chapel in Roquessels, situated high above the village of Roquessels. This service is normally followed by a shared lunch. 

 

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