Welcome to All Saints’ Church Staplehurst
Rector – The Reverend Silke Tetzlaff
Tel: (01580) 891258
Email: Rev. Silke Tetzlaff
All Saints’ Church Staplehurst is normally open for prayer and reflection every day.
ALL AGE WORKSHOP – GOOD FRIDAY 14TH APRIL 2017
Re: Good Friday 14th April 2017 All Age Easter Craft Workshop Invitation
For the last few years the Good Friday All Age Easter Craft Workshop at All Saints Church has been managed and organised by one person who can no longer coordinate the event.
I am therefore inviting anyone interested to give an hour or so to run an Easter Craft stall for the children in the village.
For the workshop, we are using the Church building and provide work stations with boards over the pews and children randomly come with their parents/carers between 9.00am – 12.00pm and enjoy the crafts provided.
My aim is to cover enough activities between 9-12 for the children and the adults and for the craft workers to guide the children with what to do with each craft for all to enjoy.
We have a wide range of craft materials which we are happy for you to use and if you would like to have a look at what is there, please contact Julia in the Parish Office.
Our cost for materials is covered by an entrance fee which this year will be £1.00 per child or a family ticket for 4+ children will be £4.00 maximum.
Again, we are looking for people who could give an hour or so to help with teas/coffees/soft drinks.
If you think you could lead a craft, or be a refreshment helper, would you please email me back with your name, your craft and the time you can do as soon as possible but certainly latest by 4th April.
Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes, Silke
Email: Rev Silke Tetzlaff
Friends of All Saints Shepherds’ Market 2016
The Committee of the Friends of All Saints Church would like to thank everyone who participated in any way with the Shepherd’s Market on 3rd December, all the stallholders, the local businesses who supported us ( BH Motors, Bumbles Plant Centre, Chittenden Farm, Coachman’s Cottage Studio, Crouch Family Butchers, Doves Funeral Directors, Happy Valley Takeaway, Hair Boutique, Helen’s Coffee Shop, Henhurst Farm Shop, Murcatto Wines, Radfords Estate Agent, SPAR,Spuds and Buds, Staplehurst Chiropractic, Staplehurst Nurseries, The Kings Head, The Stile Bridge Inn and Wards Estate Agents), everyone who provided prizes, cakes and shepherd’s pies and finally the ‘kitchen staff’ and others who helped on the day.
Of course this would all have counted for nothing if no-one had turned up. So our grateful thanks also to everyone who came along to the Market which proved to be very enjoyable and successful with a good turnout and realising around £1000 for the funds to support the future maintenance of the church building.
Remembrance Sunday 2016
Remembrance Sunday 2016 Gallery page.
All Saints’ Staplehurst – Organ Restoration Fund
Current fund-raising total as of 10th October 2016 is £7744
Sponsor or clean a pipe – there are 950 of them!!
All Saints’ Church is having the organ restored and cleaned in September at a total cost of £19,152.00. The Friends of All Saints have pledged 50%, which means we need to raise £9,576.00.
If you would like to sponsor a pipe, or contribute towards cleaning a pipe, please take a look at our Organ Restoration page.
At All Saints’ Church Staplehurst, we have a successful band of ringers and are always on the lookout for new recruits to keep this tradition going.
Bells don’t automatically ring for services and weddings, it takes a team of people ringing together to achieve the sound that we’re all used to.
Ringing is open to all ages from about 10 upwards, and is a great thing to do with the whole family. There is no obligation to attend services.
Our regular practice is from 19.00 to 21.15 every Tuesday evening. Anyone is welcome to come up and see what goes on. We can also be found in the Kings Head from 21.15 to late. We’re normally the big table of people, don’t be afraid of coming and having a chat!
If you would like any more information, please contact – Daniel Brady – Tower Captain
Donating to All Saints’ Church Staplehurst
Our Church costs £2400 per week to run
If you wish to make a donation to All Saints’ Church Staplehurst there are a number of options, via this website, by text or by cheque.
Please follow the Just Giving link below to donate via the web.
If you wish to make a donation by Text
Text ASST89 £(1, 3, 10) to 70070
Donations are also welcome by cheque which can be delivered to the Church Office, cheques are payable to ‘All Saints’ Church PCC’
Carers and Vulnerable Adults
Just to remind you that, in the right hand side of the church (by the charity notice board) is a basket containing useful information. Please take any you may find helpful.
There are identification forms to be filled in, should a confused person go missing. The Police and Kent Search and Rescue find these forms very helpful at what is a stressful time for relatives and carers.
There are leaflets for those people who feel anxious or vulnerable, or suffering physical or mental abuse, with telephone numbers for people or organisations who can help you. Please do look at them and use them.
Audrey Bullock, Tel. (01580) 891940
(All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Vulnerable Adults Coordinator)
Fundraising by Recycling
The PCC at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst has signed up with Recycle 4 Charity to raise funds for the Church through the recycling of inkjet cartridges and mobile phones.
Recycle your inkjet cartridges and mobile phones to help us raise much-needed funds through Recycle4Charity.co.uk
Please take a special envelope from church and use to post your items to the company, or just pop them into the labelled box in church.
On the 4th March 2009, the PCC of All Saints’ Church Staplehurst agreed ‘that it wishes details of the church and its services to be listed on the Changing Attitude web site as a congregation which is open and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’. See our Inclusive Church page.
View our All Saints’ Church Mission Statement