Life at All Saints focuses around the service of Holy Communion. The regular services are on the first and third Sundays 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. The services follow the order laid down in Common Worship introduced in 2000 and varies with the seasons of the Church's Year.
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.
The Prayer Group meets 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.
The address is :Centre Spirituel Saint-Joseph de Mont-Rouge. 20, rue du château d’eau. 34480 Puimisson.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage 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 see the 'Baptisms to Funerals page' in 'Our Church', or click here.
Lent Courses and Lent Lunches
Normally we arrange a Lent study course each year, followed by a Lent Lunch at which donations are invited for charities chosen by the group. People are most welcome to attend either or both. Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic meant a new plan for 2021. We held Zoom meetings using an audio course by York Courses called “Caring for Creation”. We shall hope to resume our film-based courses and shared lunches in 2022.
Church Electoral Roll
To be on the Electoral Roll and eligible to vote in elections and stand for office, you need to be 16 or over, baptised and meet one other criterion. Please see the application form under Admin, Forms etc, or click here. If you are not on our Electoral Roll and wish to be, please fill in the form and hand it to one of the Churchwardens. We need hard copies to comply with regulations.
Revisions to the Electoral Roll have to be completed 15 days before the Annual Meeting and all Church of England Electoral Rolls are renewed on a fixed six year cycle. A copy of our Electoral Roll is held by the Churchwardens. Should you wish to view the Roll, perhaps to verify your entry, please contact them. Likewise, if you wish to come off the Electoral Roll, please notify one of the Churchwardens in writing.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact one of the Churchwardens.
The Music Team
Alison, Sue, and Carol 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 for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is held in January or February in the village of St Pargoire.
Charities supported by our Chaplaincy
The church supports a number of charities, some on an on-going basis and others on an ad-hoc basis. A list of recent charities is on the 'Our Church' tab and then 'Charities'.
The chaplaincy organises a range of Social Events during the course of the year. Details are always posted on this website.
The Chaplaincy 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 the Report and Accounts for the previous year is presented. The chaplaincy is an 'Association Cultuelle' and 'Association Culturelle' and complies with French law.
The Chaplaincy 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.
The Church grew from a Home Eucharist Group in October 2003 that later used the churches at Conas for its services. It held its first Service at St Pargoire in March 2010.
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"Just listening" course
In 2019 a small group on the chaplaincy council decided to improve their listening skills. We approached the Acorn Christian Foundation and bought the Introductory DVD and course booklets "Just Listening". We undertook the two, 2 hour session course on one day and found it useful, if very basic.
We decided to open the course to anyone in the congregation. A few took up this opportunity to improve their ability to be a "listening ear".
Following the successful 2019 Lent Course, we started a midweek Fellowship Group which meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10.30 am. Each meeting finishes at midday and is followed by a bring-and-share lunch.
We started with the ten session course ‘Jesus the Game-Changer’. Each session opened with a 28 minute video followed by an hour of discussion. We fitted the course in between the months June to November missing out August.
Look out for details of Wednesday Group when meetings are allowed again.
Jim and Phyl Mallett
Read the article about Julie's Admission as a Reader in the Diocese of Europe newsletter.
The journey has only just begun - Julie Johnson was admitted as Reader in the Diocese of Europe in the Chaplaincy of St Pargoire, Hérault, by the Archdeacon of France Ven Meurig Williams in November 2018. Click on the blue button to open the link