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Open doors at All Saints Church Staplehurst Kent showing the etched glass doors.
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Christmas Hamper Raffle

Ticket £3 or two tickets for £5.

To buy your ticket(s) please ring the Church Office on 01580 891258 and we will take your name, telephone number and you can BACS the money to the account or pop the money into the office or give it to me at the back of church after the 11.00am Sunday service.

Hamper contents:
Bottle of Chapel Down Fizz
Champaign flutes
Box of M&S chocolates
Waitrose Seville Orange Marmalade
Chocolate Father Christmas
Cheese biscuits
Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner
Three long red candles
One smaller Christmas candle
All in a ceramic basket

Bell Ringing at All Saints’ Staplehurst

All Saints Number 2 Bell

Staplehurst Bell Ringers are a friendly band and enjoy ringing together for services, special occasions and practice nights.  After Covid-19, the band is currently somewhat depleted in number and expertise, but we are doing our best to keep the bells ringing.  We are very happy to welcome new recruits and pass on our skills to keep this traditional skill going forward.  Our glorious 10 bells are well maintained, easy going and enjoyable to ring.  We hope you enjoy hearing them too! 

Ringing church bells can be learned by people of all ages from about 10 upwards but you will need to be able to climb the spiral staircase first.  Unfortunately, there is no lift access to the tower so ringers must be reasonably fit.  Ringing is a great activity for the whole family and stretches both mind and body in ways you never thought possible! 

The regular practice night is from 19.30 to 21.15 every Tuesday evening, service ringing 10:15-11:00 on Sundays and at other times by arrangement.  There is no obligation to attend services after ringing.  For a small fee, the bells at Staplehurst can also be rung for weddings, funerals, celebration of life or any other special occasion or anniversary.

You are welcome to come up to the tower and see what we do on a Tuesday evening (but please contact the Tower Captain in advance to agree a time) or join us in the Kings Head after ringing from 21:15.  Don’t be afraid of coming and having a chat with us over a glass of something refreshing after ringing the bells! 

If you would like any more information, please contact – Sue Bassett – Tower Captain


Charity for October, November & December 2021 – Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre


Video of recent Zoom Service

Covid-19 and Services Update All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Kent

Sunday

08:00 am BCP Holy Communion Service in Church communion offered in one kind but also simultaneously
9:30 am Sunday Worship Service
via Zoom
11:00 am Parish Communion Service in Church we will sing one hymn at the end of the service and the

Midweek Tuesday – Friday via Zoom, 9.30 am Morning Prayer and 5 pm Evening Prayer.

Daily Private Prayer in church 10 am – 4 pm

See the latest Guidance from the Church of England regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) here

Once at the C of E page you will find further information in the Frequently Asked Questions section.


Code of Conduct for online services

All Saints PCC want everyone attending and participating in online services to be safe. The PCC, therefore, requests that all attendees adhere to the code of conduct below:

Everyone attending online services should:

  • display a safe and appropriate background.
  • alert other household members that they are attending an online service.
  • ensure that clothing and language are appropriate for a public, all age event.
  • keep microphones switched off unless requested to switch on.
  • not reveal personal or sensitive information, passwords, etc online.
  • ensure any children to be accompanied by adults visible in the room.
  • be identifiable by their visible device name.

In addition, those leading and managing the service will ensure:

  • anyone threatening the progress or safety of the service will be muted/blocked/removed.
  • a leader or PCC member who has received safeguarding training is present.
  • only those actively participating in services will be visible on any recording of service uploaded to YouTube.
  • safety of online services to be reviewed regularly.

A full risk assessment for online services is available from the Parish Office or can be read here. Additional guidance is available for streamed services.

Staplehurst Parish Magazine – Excellence Award


Church Fees and Churchyard Regulations updates can be found on our Downloads Page

All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Kent, stands on the top of the hill in the centre of the village and often referred to as the “Church on the hill”.

The Church is at the south end of the village just a short walk off the A229, a Roman road that forms the main high street. It dates from the early part of the last Millennium; the south door has been dated to around 1050 and displays some very fine early ironwork on it.

The church is said to have been built around 1100. It served the farms which evolved from dens or pasture land used by herdsmen from the area around Maidstone. It is older than the village.

The name Staplehurst was first recorded in 1226, although specific dens such as Spilsill and Aydhurst are mentioned in Anglo-Saxon charters.

All Saints Staplehurst wishes details of the church and its services to be listed on the Changing Attitude web site as a congregation as open and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.” See our Inclusive Church page.

All Saints PCC, 4th March 2009