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 "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".
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
Draft Minutes of the 2 November Chaplaincy Council Meeting Click here for link
November Prayer Diary Click here for link
Agenda for November Chaplaincy Council Meeting Click here for link
Read Roger Armson's update regarding the success of our 2017 Harvest Festival Click here for link
Book review - THE ISLAMIC JESUS How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims Click here for link
Photographs of our service in the historic chapel belonging to Château de Margon Click here for link
Bishop of Europe thought's on the recent Synod Click here for link
Cancer Support France Walk For Life - 17 September 2017 Click here for link
Information on St. Eadburgha's in Ebrington our twin church in UK! Click here for link
Photographs of the SAKAFO project in Madagascar (Charity supported by us) Click here for link
Draft Minutes of the Church Council Meeting held on the 6th July Click here for link
NEW - Welcome to our Church leaflet Click here for link
Web link to Archdeaconry of France website Click here for link
Walking in Faith Together - Diocesan Synod Strategy For Europe Click here for link
Minutes of the Chaplaincy Council held on 10 May 2017 Click here for link
Updated list Chaplaincy Council Members Click here for link
Information concerning A Church of England Near You Website Click here for link
Charities supported in 2016 by the Chaplaincy Click here For link
Les fêtes Publique Français 2017 Click here For link
Financial assistance to help you stay in your home in France Click here For link
Helping Refugees - Compilation page of all our efforts Click here For link
Updated list of Julie Johnson's essays - Her journey to become a C of E Reader Click here for link
Next Service or Event
Sunday 26 November - 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.(Book of Common Prayer - Christ the King)
No Breakfast Club this month
Sunday 3rd December - Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. Advent -Service starts at 10:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for coffee and a catch-up.(Common Worship)
Sunday 10th December - Fontès - Annual ecumenical service of nine Lessons and Carols. This year's annual ecumenical service will again be held in the church at Fontès. The service will start at 3:00 PM.
Following the service, there will be the usual mince pies, cakes, biscuits and wine, with soft drinks for the children.
The collection during the service will be divided between the Village of Fontès (for charitable purposes) and the Parish.
Wednesday 13 December - Prayer Group from 10.30 - 11.30 am at the Monastery of St Joseph, 2 km north of the village of Puimisson, just off the D909. All are welcome.
Wednesday 13 December - Carols by Candlelight - St. Ursule, Rue Henri Reboul, Pezenas. 18:30. All are welcome
Sunday 24th December - (Christmas eve) Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault Service starts at 18:30. All are welcome at the service and to stay on afterwards for refreshments and a catch-up. (Common Worship).
Verse a Day
Photograph - Chapel of the Église Protestante
To contact our church, please use one of the following methods:
Telephone: +33 (0)6 60 24 54 57
Main email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that your name is added to the list.