Welcome to All Saints Vendee
Our church, ‘The Congregations of All Saints Vendée (ASV)’ serves the English speaking community in the Vendée and neighbouring Deux-Sèvres: both residents and visitiors.
With the invaluable cooperation of the Roman Catholic Church we have the use of their churches at Puy de Serre (east) , La Chapelle Achard (south-west) and La Chapelle Palluau (north). For the locations of these worship centres see the panel on the right of this page.
|First||La Chapelle Palluau (LCP)||Word and Worship|
|Second||Puy de Serre (PdS)||Holy Communion|
|Third||La Chappelle Achard (LCA)||Holy Communion|
|Fourth||Puy de Serre PdS)||Holy Communion|
|Fifth (occasional)||PdS / LCA alternately||Holy Communion (BCP)|
Services normally commence at 11:00am. Coffee is served after all services, followed by a 'Bring and Share' lunch, except on 5th Sundays, to which all are welcome.
On these occasions the times and locations of services may vary from those shown above, please refer to ‘The Grapevine’
Dates for your Diary
Details of Forthcoming Events of all kinds can be found in our monthly newsletter, ‘The Grapevine,’ which can be viewed or downloaded from this website in the section ‘Notices’
Social Events Programme 2013
|Date||Event||Organisers / Hosts||Location|
|3rd May||Quiz 6pm||Polly|
|16th May||Treasure Hunt||Marian and Richard|
|26th May||Service and meal celebrating Herbie's 50 years||Puy de Serre|
|30th June||Vide Grenier||Jo and Dawn Collinson||Apremond Castle|
(For further details of these events, please see the current edition of "The Grapevine"and STOP PRESS)
It is with great sadness I tell all those who do not yet know, that Bernie Salter died
Sunday 19th May 2013 at home in his sleep. Many of you will know Bernie from
"Singing Round the Piano", and also for his input into many musical events for All
Our thoughts and prayers are with Trudy and the family at this time as they come to
terms with their loss.
Bernie's funeral will take place next Friday 24th May at the Niort Pyramid
Crematorium, Route de Coulonges (D744) starting at 11.15 am. All are welcome to
join the family and friends at this service.
Celebrating 50 years of Herbie's Priesthood - 26th May 2013
We should like you to join us for this very special occasion - please see the attached poster for details. (Click here to download)
Herbie has been involved with All Saints Vendée since 2002 when he took the first service, in June, at Scillé following the establishment of the Vendée Fellowship, then acted as our 'resident priest', and Brian Davies' mentor, until Brian returned from his training in Oxford as a priest.
There can be little doubt that our church would have been in great difficulty since Brian left in 2010 if Herbie had not made himself available before and between locums.
Herbie is now planning to sell his property here in France and so, sadly, is unlikely to be with us so much in the future.
Come and join us at the Service, 11am at Puy de Serre, to mark such a splendid achievement - and stay on for our `bring and share` lunch.
We look forward to seeing you there,
The Church Wardens
Vide Grenier Event at Apremont Castle - 30th June
The LCA & LCP Congregations have booked a space at the Vide Grenier
Event at Apremont Castle on Sunday 30th June. This is a very large and well
supported event. Our plan is to make a timetable with 2 hour slots and
for each new group that mans the stand to bring with them new stock in
order to maintain the interest of the purchasers throughout the day. We
should be most appreciative of offers of help throughout the day as well
as supplying new stock. Also some extra help at the end of the day to
clear and remove any items that remain.... these will go to Emmaus.
Please contact Jo Collinson 02 51 55 84 56, email: email@example.com
OR Dawn Collinson 02 40 33 12 21, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on other regular activities see ‘Our church’
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