Detailed Information

Welcome to detailed information.  

We hope it will help answer your questions,

but if it doesn't, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Services

Life at All Saints focuses around the service of Holy Communion.  The 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, eg Easter, Christmas and Lent.  Please check the "Diary" tab on this website for the complete picture.  The service follows the order laid down in Common Worship introduced in 2000 and varies with the seasons of the Church's Year. 

Holy Communion

We are a mixed group of people of different ages, backgrounds and traditions.  We are made up of believing Christians and those who are "just looking".  Whatever your reason you are most welcome to join us at any of our services and we hope you will be able to stay behind afterwards for chat and a cup of coffee.  If you already receive Communion in another Church, then you are most welcome to do so with us.

Baptism, Confirmation, Marriages and Funeral services

The pastoral care of All Saint's Hérault is especially important to us. Whilst acknowledging that we are a church in France and thus subject to French laws and customs, we are happy to undertake Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Funeral services according to Church of England traditions.

If you would like further information, please click this Link to be taken to another page.

Safeguarding People

We support in full the policy of the Church of England Diocese in Europe on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We are committed to the highest standards of morality and care in our dealings with all people, regardless of age, race, status or vulnerability.

The safeguarding officer is independent of the clergy, church council and the congregation. 

Contact Details for Church safeguarding officer are:

Name: Jenny Morgan

Email: ja.mor.gan@hotmail.com

Please see full safeguarding statement by clicking on the word LINK

Prayer Group

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 10.30 - 11.30 am at the Monastery of St Joseph, 2 km north of the village of Puimisson, just off the D909.  We start with a selection of readings and prayers, followed by a period of silent meditation and conclude by singing a hymn.  If you would like further information please contact Jenny Morgan on alan.morgan@orange.fr

The Lent Course and Lent Lunch

Each year a Lent Course is organised, followed by a Lent Lunch, and you are most welcome to attend either or both.  Details are published on this website in the Spring.  

Church Electoral Roll

To vote in elections for church wardens and for members of the church council, you need to be 16 or over and baptised. You also need to comply with one of the following criteria: -  

A member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and either normally resident in the Hèrault or attend public worship at St Pargoire during the period of six months prior to enrolment; 

OR 

A member in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England) which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and be able to declare yourself to be a member of the Church of England and that you have habitually attended public worship in the church during the period of six months prior to enrolment. 

If you fulfil the requirements and would like to vote in future elections, please go to the  Paperwork" tab, click on Forms and locate the file entitled “Electoral Roll”. You will then need to download it and then follow the instructions.

For informational purposes, revisions to the Electoral Roll have to be completed 15 days before the church AGM or EGM, so that the latest version of the register is available for viewing 14 days before any elections take place.

Voting & Nomination Forms

Voting and Nomination forms can also be found under the " Paperwork" tab and then "Forms". Nomination forms are available on this website for election of members to the Church Council; for the post of churchwarden and to become our representative on the Diocesan  Synod.

The Music Team

Alison, Bobby, and Carole meet together to choose the hymns for our services.  They aim for a mixture of traditional and modern to reflect the diversity of our church membership and choose material that fits in with the theme of the service. 

Working with other Churches

We work in co-operation with other churches in the area.  An afternoon Carol Service is organised on the second Sunday in December at Fontès Church in co-operation with Simply Church and the Catholic Church.  We also join with the Catholic Church and L'Église Protestante unie de France (formerly the Église Reformée) for the Service of Christian Unity, which is held in January or February in the village of St Pargoire.

Charities supported by our Church

The church supports a number of charities. For a number of charities, we continue to support them on an on-going basis. Others, we support on an ad-hoc basis. A list of the charities is published on this website.

Social Events

The church organises a range of Social Events during the course of the year.  Details are always posted on this website.

The Church Organisation

We became a chaplaincy in the Church of England in January 2013 and are part of the Church of England Diocese in Europe.  The rules of governance are almost identical to those applying to any Church of England parish.  We have two Churchwardens and the congregation elects members to serve on the Chaplaincy Council.  There is an Annual General Meeting early each year when reports are presented together with audited accounts.  The congregation is an "Association Cultuelle" and complies with French Law.

The Church Building

The building belongs to the Église Protestante unie de France, which is a French Protestant Church that has an intercommunion agreement with the Church of England.  Our host Church have made us very welcome and we donate funds each year to help maintain the building.

Church History

The Church grew from a Home Eucharist Group in October 2003 that later used the church at Conas for its services.  It held its first Service at St Pargoire in March 2010.

Church Policy on cookies

Whilst the church website does not use cookies, the web host does use two specific cookies to track traffic to the site anonymously.

One cookie hosted by Yola (web host), tracks anonymous data used in the analysis of traffic to the website. The second cookie is placed by Yola, but hosted by quantcast.com. This tracks aggregate visitor information across Yola-hosted sites.

The analytics cookie collects standard Internet log information. The methods used ensure the data is anonymous.

The Quantcast cookie is a third-party cookie that tracks traffic across all hosted sites. It is used to help the web host (Yola) manage server load and ensure that Yola’s websites are served up quickly. Again data cannot be used to identify specific traffic.

By continuing to access our website, you acknowledge and accept the use of the above cookies to permit data to be gathered anonymously.

All Saints, Hérault The English Church at Saint Pargoire A Chaplaincy of the Church of England Diocese in Europe

Data Privacy Notice

1 Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

2 Who are we?

The Chaplaincy Council of All Saints, Hérault, is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3 How do we process your personal data?

The Chaplaincy Council of All Saints, Hérault, complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services connected with All Saints;
  • To administer Chaplaincy matters for those on the Electoral Roll and Chaplaincy Council;
  • To administer the planned giving scheme;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records, including the processing of gift aid applications and the provision of French reçus fiscaux;
  • To administer our Emergency Contacts System;
  • To keep members of Chaplaincy groups (eg Prayer Group) informed of meetings.

4 What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Consent of the data subject to receive e-mails so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services.
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid and the provision of French reçu fiscaux;
  • As required by the Church of England.

5 Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. Should anyone ask to be put in contact with you your details will not be divulged: the churchwardens or Priest-in-Charge will pass on a message if they consider it to be appropriate. Your details will only be made public (eg on the website) or shared with other members of the church if you have given explicit consent, eg the Safeguarding Officer.

6 How long do we keep your personal data1?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7 Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Chaplaincy Council of All Saints, Hérault, holds about you;
  • The right to request that the Chaplaincy Council of All Saints, Hérault, corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the Chaplaincy Council of All Saints, Hérault, to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to our use of your information at any time;
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

8 Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

9 Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Churchwardens:

Patricia BIGOT 2 Chemin de la Fourquette 34320 Margon Tel: 0467251386 / 0660245457
Nigel SUMMERSALL 30 route de Canet 34230 le Pouget Tel: 0467447881 / 0643384155

E-mail : achstp@gmail.com

You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on +44 (0)303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

1Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/libraries-and-archives/records-management-guides