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.
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 Clergy and Church Wardens
Revd Roger Smith
I moved to live permanently in the Hérault in 2011, after many years in Rothwell, Northhants. As Chaplain, I am keen to welcome people of all types and traditions to All Saints.
Julie is a Reader in the Diocese of Europe.
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. 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 part time Sunday school (Families with children are present at varying times of the year!). Our clergy 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 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
Next Service or Event
Sunday 26 May, Holy Communion at Chapelle Notre Dame (at the chateau), Roquessels, followed by shared lunch at Domaine des Trinités
Sunday 9 June, 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 12 June - Meeting of the The Prayer Group. Meets at Saint-Joseph de Mont-Rouge, just north of Puimisson, from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. All are welcome
Sunday 23 June, 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).
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.
Photograph - Chapel of the Église Protestante
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.
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.
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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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