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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

First confirmations in All Saints, Hérault


All Saints Anglican Church in St Pargoire, in the department of Hérault in France, is one of the newest congregations in the diocese in Europe. It became formally part of the Church of England in January 2013. Since then, their priest-in-charge, the Revd Roger Smith, assisted by the Revd Richard Acworth, has led the congregation forward in their life and mission.


Already, the parish has produced candidates for confirmation. Six young women were presented to me on 27 October to receive this sacrament.


In our French parishes, church lunches tend to be quite splendid affairs, and this was certainly true of the reception and parish lunch following the Confirmation service.




All Saints has an active collaboration with Roman Catholic and Reformed Church partners in several outreach programmes. The Church's website is here.

Fr Richard Acworth, Fr Roger Smith and Confirmands

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