|The Revd Roger Smith at St-Hippolyte Church|
For instance, in one of our newer "parishes", the Church of All Saints, Hérault, in southern France, recently about 400 people filled the ancient 13th century Church of Saint-Hippolyte in the village of Fontès. In the service led by our priest in All Saints, the Revd Roger Smith, the traditional readings were given in both French and English. The local Maïre was on hand to greet the assembly, marking this out as a significant gathering in this locality. The customary festive English fare of mince pies served with the delicious local wine, concluded the service.
|People from the region arriving early to get a good seat at the Carol Service|