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About our Church

Vicarage:
27 rue de Malvoisine, 85110 St Vincent Sterlanges:
Please Note: New Phone no: 02 51 31 23 71
e-mail address: allsaintsvendee2@gmail.com.

During the Annual Meeting held on 9th May 2021, the following Officers were elected:

Revd. Hazel Door, Chaplain and President
Doug Green , Churchwarden and Lay Vice-Chairman
Margaret Kent, Churchwarden
Sally Pearson, Secretary
Iain McGregor, Treasurer
Anne Condie, (also Safeguarding Officer)
Chris Green, (also Electoral Roll Officer)
Geoff Kent
Fiona McGregor (also President of Charitable Association)
Jenny Wilkinson (also Sunday Club for children)
Vacancy
Vacancy
John Matthews, ex-officio, Lay Minister
Martin Door, ex-officio, Archdeaconry Synod Representative.
Vacancy , Archdeaconry Synod Representative

In the main, the congregations comprise retired people who live in France, as well as folk who have second homes here, and holiday makers. Our congregations come from diverse Christian backgrounds.


Website:
www.allsaintsvendee.fr

 

Minutes of recent meetings


 

Pastoral Care

 

This can be described as the positive promotion of loving Christian care for each other; and covers all aspects of our individual and communal lives.  Because our congregations are dispersed over a wide area contacts have been named in each of the four quarters of the area covered by All Saints Vendée. If you need help, advice or information please phone one of the persons named below.

NW Vendée.   North of a line from Bretignolles to Chantonnay, west of a line from Chantonnay to Légé.
Contact   Jo Collinson   02 51 55 84 56

SW Vendée. South of a line from Bretignolles to Chantonnay, west of a line from Chantonnay to Marans.
There is no contact person at present. In case of emergency please contact David Pearson

N. Deux Sèvres/Vendée. North of a line from Ste Hermine to Parthenay, east of a line from Ste Hermine to Marans.
Contact: David Pearson 02 51 61 05 04 - or to leave a message: 09 63 01 83 78

S. Deux Sèvres/Vendée.  South of a line from Ste Hermine to Parthenay, west of a line from Ste Hermine to Marans.
No contact person at present. In case of emergency contact David Pearson

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator - David Pearson 02 51 61 05 04 - or to leave a message: 09 63 01 83 78

House Church Meetings – West Vendee

‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship and the breaking of bread and to prayer.’ Acts 2 v 42

‘…..They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts praising God.’ Acts 2 v 46-7
 
As a response to the gap left by the fortnightly services of the All Saints Vendee some members of the congregation in the West of the Vendee started to meet together regularly on the in- between Sundays. Over time (they started in 2009) the fellowship has changed as members come and go, but the founding elements remain - the coming together of Christian brothers and sisters to praise, read the gospel, pray, worship, sing joyfully break bread together in remembrance of the risen Christ and finally enjoy fellowship with one another in that other Christian tradition of eating a meal.
 Meeting in one another’s’ houses has meant we get to see different areas as well as consolidate the cohesion of the group. Although we all attend the Church of England services the House Church is a little freer in praise and worship. There are no designated leaders as such but each can contribute and add to the service as the Spirit moves. The host/hostess will lead a homily but as this is a shared role there no set emphasis on a particular format . You are welcome to join us!

For further information contact either June West, Linda Gorton or Toni Chandler.

Midweek Activities

Home Groups

Home Groups are no longer taking place but if, after the Pandemic, you would be interested in joining a Home Group, please contact the Chaplain or any member of the Council.

South-west Vendée. A small group meeting in each member’s house in rotation.

ASV WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP
The Women’s Fellowship meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. Its purpose is to share skills and talents in an atmosphere of friendly fellowship – and what a lot of talented and interesting people we have found among the group. Together we decide on our programme for the year. Sessions may be led by one of our members, or, from time to time, we have a craft afternoon where everyone brings something that they are working on, so we may find out more about fresh hobbies that we may be interested in pursuing. We have had talks on and introductions to, for example, bees and making honey, dolls and doll’s houses, drawing and watercolour painting, making soft toys or sweets or sausages. We have got together to make table centres for Christmas and icing flower decorations for cakes. The Women’s Fellowship is not exclusive to members of the Church and there are members who do not go to any church. Contact Marian Rackham richard.rackham@cegetel.net
and Maggie Calton. magandant@orange.fr

 

General Information

Sunday School Yes
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Church Buildings

ASV has the use of Roman Catholic church buildings. All services are followed by coffee and a bring and share lunch held in neighbouring rooms (salles des fêtes), hired from the local community.

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Ministerial Team  
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Other Lay Assistance Members of the Congregation assist with leading services, Bible readings, intercessions, welcoming and music for services.
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Newsletter The "Grapevine" is produced monthly and and is distributed to all members and friends of the congregation (mainly by e-mail). It is also available to read on this website. (see link)
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Administration

 

Links

"Le Pont" is an Anglo/French Association based at St Hilaire de Riez. It is a non-sectarian organisation which was formed to help English people integrate into the local French community and for the French to involve themselves with us in friendly pursuits around leisure activities.    www.lepontasion.org 

As well as the normal links within the Diocese of Europe, we have close links with The Church of the Good Shepherd Poitou-Charentes, www.church-in-france.com, and with the Anglican church meeting in Ranton , Vienne (formerly at Arcay under the Rev. Geoffrey Colman), www.escoval.org.

The Intercontinental Church   Society (ICS) supported ASV with the provision of hymn books and has subsequently supported our priest-in-charge and congregation in the ICS prayer diary.

The Royal School of Church Music is an ecumenical Christian charity whose core purpose is education. RCSM France represents it here in France and you can find out more on www.rscmfrance.org

Ecumenical relationships

ASV has good relationships with local Roman Catholic priests and L’Église Protestante Unie. In addition, ASV has a memorandum of understanding with the Bishop of Luçon in respect of the two Roman Catholic churches currently used. For more details about activities see our notices section or visit the area for your specific church, listed on the right of this page.

Clergy

Chaplain
Revd Hazel Door

 
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STOP PRESS

6th June 2021
Sunday's Talk by Lay Minister John Matthews is available to read. Click here:

11th April 2021 Sunday's Talk by Lay Minister John Matthews is available to read. Click here:

The Annual Meeting of All Saints Vendée will take place after the Zoom-service on May 9th. To view the Notification and details of how to join the meeting
please Click here

July 21 Grapevine has now been published and is available to read on line. Click here

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January 2021
All our Church Services have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
BUT 
Worship Services are taking place online 
at 11am on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays.
(See "Grapevine" for details of how to join 
a service)

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31st May 2020
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE FROM REVD HAZEL
Click on the link to update yourself with the provisions being made to restart our Church Services. Please click here.

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SOCIAL EVENTS
In the hope that you will be planning a future event for ASV, please complete the attached SOCIAL EVENTS FORM. click here For more information, please click on NOTICES

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Click on OUR CHURCH to read Summaries and Reports of Recent Church Meetings

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Click on PREVIOUS SERMONS to read this week's Sermon


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PLEASE NOTE : New Vicarage Phone no: 02 51 31 23 71

 

 



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Contact - Jacqui Stainton-James
Email - sjfamily66@hotmail.com
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