Welcome

Our next services will be on Sunday 19 February at 10.30 am
and Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday, 22 February, at 5 pm.

We 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, Béziers, Lodève, Sète and Narbonne. We'd love to welcome you to our services and church events, especially if you are new to our "Parish".

Our church life focuses around the service of Holy Communion. We follow the order laid down in Common Worship. Our regular services are on the first and third Sundays of the month at 10.30 am, but there are services or events at other times and sometimes at other venues, 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.

Second-hand books are available for sale at each service, currently raising money for the work of The Red Cross in Ukraine.  Also, members bring to services basic foodstuffs and other provisions to be given to Restos du Coeur and Languedoc Solidarity with Refugees.

Our chaplaincy is one of the 95 worshipping communities in the Archdeaconry of France within the Church of England's Diocese in Europe.  Click HERE for the Archdeaconry website in a new window, including reports from chaplaincies to the May 2022 Archdeaconry Synod.

 Latest News

Lent Groups will start on Wednesday 1 March.  We shall be following a course based on the film Casablanca.

The Future  Our chaplaincy and those of St Michael’s in the Gard and St George’s, Vernet-les-Bains, have now agreed in principle to move ahead with a project to recruit a part-time "house for duty" priest to serve the three congregations.  The next meeting with the Archdeacon, by Zoom, will be on  13 February.

Chaplaincy team   We are delighted that Gwilym Richards and Jane Griffin are now part of our chaplaincy team and that Kevin Conroy, too, should soon have permission to officiate.

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 seriously. There’s an on-line training programme on the diocesan website HERE.  This is open to everyone and we ask all our members to do the Basic Awareness training.  Our Safeguarding Officer says:

Safeguarding does not just concern the chaplaincy council, but every member of the congregation. Everyone has a responsibility to themselves and to others to be aware of what safeguarding means and the issues surrounding it, importantly an awareness of limits and boundaries. As conscientious Christians we are not immune from over-stepping boundaries, indeed, in our desire to do good, we often run the risk of doing so.

In common with other churches, we have systems in place to ensure that we meet our obligations. If you have any questions or concerns, you should contact our Safeguarding Officer, Steven Hopkins, in complete confidence by email on safeguarding.allsaintsherault@gmail.com or by phoning him on 04 67 85 00 53.
Alternatively, you can speak with Roger or one of the Churchwardens. 

Full information is on the Safeguarding page on the OUR-CHURCH tab above: click here for direct access.

Our Chaplain, Assisting Priests, Readers 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 licensed to this chaplaincy.
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.
Jane Griffin
I was licensed as a Reader in the Diocese of Salisbury eleven years ago, and have permission to lead worship at All Saints. We have a house in the Herault where we spend part of the year, and enjoy worshipping with the congregation at All Saints when in the south of France.
Revd Gwilym Richards
I was ordained priest twelve years ago and have recently retired from my full-time 'day job in IT.  My wife Sharon and I intend to spend part of each year in the south of France, the rest of the time in West Sussex.  It is great being here!

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