Welcome to All Saints’ Church Staplehurst
Rector – The Reverend Silke Tetzlaff
Tel: (01580) 891258
All Saints’ Church Staplehurst is normally open for prayer and reflection every day.
Friends of All Saints’
Friends Village Trail and Cream Tea
On the 20th August between 2pm and 5pm we are running a Village Trail and Cream Tea event. The trail is centred on All Saints’ Church. The idea is that you undertake the trail and end up enjoying a nice cream tea when you have finished. You can do either one or the other or both.
There is a nominal charge of £1 for the trail. You will be taken out of the church and through the village as far as the cross roads. Through a number of questions along the way, not only will you test your powers of observation, but also provide you with some extra knowledge about the places and people of the village and be a fun way to spend the afternoon. It is also something which your children can do and enjoy with you.
At the end you return to the church where you can check your answers and buy a cream tea if you choose to have one. There is a short cut built in should you not wish to follow the full course.
Organ Restoration and Cleaning
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 make a donation of your choice by one of the following methods –
- In a blue envelope, or an ordinary envelope, placed in the collection plate on Sundays.
- In a blue envelope, or an ordinary envelope, placed in the wall safe in the porch.
- Hand your donation to Silke Tetzlaff (Rector), Patrick Gerrish or Mary Henley (Church Wardens), Caroline Highwood (Treasurer), Brian Summers (PCC Vice Chair).
- Or by completing a gift aid form and sending it or just a donation to Brian Summers, 13 Slaney Road, Staplehurst, TN12 0SE.
Please mark all envelopes “ORGAN FUND”
Blue envelopes and ordinary envelopes can be found in the box on the table at the back of the church together with additional gift aid forms.
If you put your name on the envelope it will be recorded on the list of donors, or if you prefer leave your name off and the amount given will be included in the anonymous donations total.
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 Tower Captain –
Eliana’s Wish to Run
A family from our congregation is fundraising for their daughter’s operation
in the USA. For this they need £80k of which £30k has already been raised. It
is Cath and Ray Farragher’ s daughter Eliana. They have created her own
website for information.
Please take a look at the link and support this cause if you are able to.
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’.
View our All Saints’ Church Mission Statement