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.
Thursday 12th October 2017 – 7.30pm onwards in the Parish Room
Thursday 9th November 2017 – 7.30pm onwards in the Parish Room
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December in All Saints Church – all day
Nine Lessons & Carols
Sunday 17th December – 6.30pm in All Saints Church
A number of significant Buildings and Grounds issues were discussed at the recent PCC meeting, and we would like to update you all on the current situation.
North choir stalls and chancel floor area: The PCC have voted to proceed with removing the choir stalls so that a thorough investigation and action plan can be made. This will result in the chancel area becoming inaccessible. As we have several weddings booked into All Saints this summer and autumn, where couples will be blessed at the High Altar, PCC agreed to defer the work until later in October.
Tilting Slabs in Main Aisle: A quote has been received for this work, and a Faculty application is underway. This work is less intrusive, so will take place as soon as the paperwork allows.
Central Heating Pipe Leak: Did you know about this one?! Water was discovered pouring from a leaking heating pipe in the nave near the choir vestry. We hope to have contractors in church during the next few weeks to fix this.
The PCC are extremely grateful to the Friends of All Saints who have agreed to provide the funds for all these repairs.
MANY THANKS go to all those who contributed to our Parish Room Working Party week. As well as useful sorting and tidying inside, valuable maintenance work has been carried out to the building externally.
Finally, please make a diary date to help with the ‘Autumn Clean’ of the church planned for the morning of September 30th – everyone welcome!
Donating to All Saints’ Church Staplehurst
Our Church costs £2400 per week to run
If you would like to donate to the important work of All Saints Staplehurst on a regular basis, please print off and complete the Bank Standing Order mandate that can be found here.
If you are able to Gift Aid your contributions (allowing the church to claim back the tax that you have already paid) please complete the Gift Aid form as well.
Once completed and signed, please return the form(s) to our treasurer, Caroline Highwood, Gift Aid Secretary, Tony Henley, or simply place in the wall safe in the church porch.
If you can gift aid but would rather not set up a bank standing order we can provide donation envelopes which enable us to record your gifts for HMRC.
Alternatively, donations can be made via the web, SMS or by online shopping as indicated below.
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’
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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.
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 – Sue Bassett – Tower Captain
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