All Saints Hérault
The English Church at Saint Pargoire
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.
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
Please check the "Diary" 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".
Our Clergy and Church Wardens
Revd Roger Smith
I moved to live permanently in the Hérault in 2011, after many years in Rothwell, Northhants. As Priest in Charge I am keen to welcome people of all types and traditions to All Saints.
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.
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 and varies with the seasons of the Church's Year. From time to time, we use the 1662 version from the Book of Common Prayer. Evensong 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 also have a prayer group and a Bible study group.
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 their 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 our clergy or churchwardens 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
Articles New to the Website
Reflections From the Dean of Southwark on reconciliation and diversity Click Here For Link
Way of Saint James - Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela - A Parishioner's tale Click Here for Link
Saint James the Greater (30th April) Click Here For Link
April 23rd is Saint George's day. But who was Saint George? Click Here For Link
Crisis situation for refugee family in Béziers Click Here For Link
Notice of forthcoming Chaplaincy Council meeting. Click Here For Link
Message regarding May's Prayer diary Click Here For Link
Photographs of recent church events Click Here For Link
The next Breakfast Club (November 2016) Click Here For Link
Extreme poverty: Can it become a thing of the past? Click Here For Link
Diocese in Europe Times - Electronic newsletter of Diocese in Europe Click Here For Link
Helping Refugees - Compilation page of all our efforts Click Here For Link
Thank you from Saint Margaret's Church in Budapest Click Here For Link
NEXT SERVICE or Event
Sunday 2nd October - No Breakfast Club this month but it returns in November.
Sunday 9th October - Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. Common Worship. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee, biscuits and a chat.
Wednesday 12th October - Prayer Group meeting. Saint-Joseph de Mont-Rouge, Puimisson. 10.30 am to 11.30 am. All are welcome.
Sunday 16th October - Confirmation Service at All Saints Hérault celebrated by Bishop David. Holy Communion. Service starts at 10:30.
Please pray for Alice (who will be confirmed today) that she will have the strength and understanding through out her journey in life.
After the service there will be a shared lunch. Along with your savoury or sweet plate for sharing, please remember to bring along your own plates, cutlery and a glass. Wine, soft drinks and water will be provided!
All are welcome at the service and the shared lunch.
Sunday 6 November - Breakfast Club. Please contact Delia Smith for more information
Wednesday November - Prayer Group meeting. Saint-Joseph de Mont-Rouge, Puimisson. 10.30 am to 11.30 am. All are welcome.
Sunday 13 November. Remembrance Sunday.
Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. Common Worship. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee, biscuits and a chat.
Sunday 27 November.
Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. BCP service. Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee, biscuits and a chat.
The diary tab contains a complete listing of up coming services and social events associated with All Saints. Additionally, you will find dates submitted by our parishioners for village events happening in their neighbourhood. Clicking on the icon below will take you straight to the diary page.
Index for this site
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Heard it on the Grapevine - News
For news about our church, local events or just articles we found to be of general interest, please click on the "Grapevine" tab or click the icon below.
The journal currently acts as our archive, although we intend to publish some articles directly to the journal in the near future.
To access the journal, click on the icon below.
An index of all articles published is stored under "Church paperwork" tab or can be accessed via the quick index below.
To contact our church, please use one of the following methods:
Telephone: +33 (0)6 60 24 54 57
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The church regularly informs parishioners of forth coming events via email. If you would like to receive these emails and are not already our email contact list, please send an email to email@example.com requesting that your name is added to the list.
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 34320, 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.
The GPS coordinates are N43 31 37 E3 31 9 (or 43.527012, 3.519213).
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
Photograph - Chapel of the Église Protestante