Welcome

Our next service will be at 10.30 am on All Saints' Sunday, 30 October, our Patronal Festival.

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.

 Latest News

Harvest Festival in the church at Margon was a joyful occasion, with non-perishable foodstuffs in abundance offered at the alter, later to be given to Restos du Coeur. The service was followed, in the village hall, by coffee then the first shared lunch since before Covid.  Over lunch, money was raised for Restos du Coeur by a raffle and for Le Croix Rouge in Ukraine by the sale of Bobbie's books.  A splendid time was had by all.  Please see our Charities page under the "Our Church" tab .

Bobbie's Bookstall   Bobbie has decided that the money from books bought from her stall at the back of the Temple will be donated to La Croix Rouge for their work in Ukraine.  Please keep buying books!

Madagascar link  Our link with the parish of Fenoarivo has now been formalised by a Link Agreement.  Revd Delphin recently sent us some photographs and we sent back photos taken at and after our service on 21 August.  All these are on our Madagascar page on the "Our Church" tab, plus one of Roger with Bishop Robert taken after the confirmation service in April.

The Future  We are delighted that two priests and a reader have offered to minister in our chaplaincy part-time.  Please watch this space for more information.  Talks with the Archdeacon, representatives of our chaplaincy and those of St Michael’s in the Gard and St George’s, Vernet-les-Bains are continuing, slowly.  There will be another Zoom meeting on 17 October, after possible costs have been calculated and considered.  Reservations centre mainly on how to finance this project, which would link the three chaplaincies under one ordained minister.

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 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.

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.

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.

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