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.



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  

January 2018

Sunday 28 January - Christian Unity Service at All Saints Hérault (St. Pargoire). 10:30. All are welcome.

February 2018

No Prayer Group this month.

Sunday 4 February -  Breakfast club 09:45 to 11:30. Venue will be Delia and Roger's home. All are welcome. Please contact Delia Smith for more information. 

Sunday 11 February - Holy Communion at All Saints Hérault. - (Sunday before Lent) 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 14 -  Ash Wednesday 

Wednesday 21 - First Lent Group. 

Sunday 25 February - 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.(BCP).

Wednesday 28 February - Second Lent group gathering. 

Verse a Day

Photograph - Chapel of the Église Protestante

Contact Us

To contact our church, please use one of the following methods:
Telephone:  +33 (0)6 60 24 54 57
Main email: achstp@gmail.com
Articles for Website: achstpwebsite@gmail.com

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 achstp@gmail.com requesting that your name is added to the list.

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.
The GPS coordinates are N43 31 37 E3 31 9 (or 43.527012, 3.519213).
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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