Welcome to All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Kent

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Update 16/1/2021 – Whilst Kent is in the current Tier 4 restrictions, there are no Services in Church. The Church is open for private prayer between 10 am and 4 pm and we are holding Zoom services as follows:

Sunday Worship via Zoom 9.30 am.

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

Please join me in prayer that we will all stay safe.

Yours Silke

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

The church was built around 1100 serving 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.

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

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.