Our next service will be at 10.30 am on Sunday 5 June.
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 introduced in 2000, which varies with the seasons of the Church's Year. 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.
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.
Hymns Our Music Team have chosen hymns for services to the end of June. They will be meeting next month to choose hymns to the end of September. They welcome suggestions. Please give or send some to Alison. Her email address is in the notices atthe end of all our service sheets.
Madagascar Please have a look at our Madagascar page under "Our Church". It has recently been up-dated.
Confirmation Ellie’s confirmation on Thursday 28 April by Bishop Robert was an extremely happy and relaxed church family celebration. We shared a buffet supper after the service, our first meal together since the Covid pandemic started. Ellie baked and iced a beautiful cake for us all to share. Please see our “Looking Back” page (or click here) for photos.
The Future When Bishop Robert came for the confirmation he was accompanied by the Archdeacon of France and our Area Dean for a meeting with our Standing Committee and representatives of St Michael’s in the Gard and
St George’s, Vernet-les-Bains. Both of these are without chaplains. We agreed that the Archdeacon would lead us in exploring the possibility of our three congregations developing, over time and for when Roger retires, along the lines of https://www.churchinaquitaine.org/
Covid-19 We follow guidance from France and our diocesan bishops. We once again offer the common cup. We are flexible about mask-wearing, whilst continuing to adhere to other Covid precautions and serving refreshments outside.
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 is a Reader in the Diocese of Europe.
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.
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 email@example.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.