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May Parish Magazine

We have received an amazing, kind and generous offer from our magazine publisher, Paxman Printing, who will be using gloved and sanitised hands to safely deliver magazines to most subscribers within the built up area of Staplehurst.

If you haven’t received a copy it can be downoaled by clicking the cover image below.

Sunday Worship and Daily Prayers via Zoom

Sunday Worship is taking place over Zoom every Sunday at 9:30am.

Daily Prayers are taking place over Zoom every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30am and 5:00pm

Meeting ID: 836 578 3814
Password 424158

A daily prayer booklet including the Sunday Service Order is available to download here, in the church porch or can be delivered to your home if you contact the parish office.

Everybody Welcome.

Worship with All Saints Church Staplehurst, Kent – at home

Continuing Restrictions on Church Buildings.

Despite a slight lifting by the government of a few restrictions under lockdown, guidance from the Church of England remains the same:

Church buildings are to remain closed to minimise the spread of infection and to save lives.

In compliance with C of E advice, the same member from the Buildings and Grounds subcommittee enters the church and parish room for a weekly check. Daily checks are made to the exterior of the church building.

We are sorry that it is not possible to make the church available to individuals for private prayer yet. Please remind others that, especially at this time of year, the churchyard is a beautiful and comforting place to spend time with God.

Mary Henley Churchwarden

The Church of England has advised that Public Worship should be suspended until further notice: there will be no Sunday services or Wednesday morning communion held in church. Places of worship are to be closed.

All Saints Church continues to worship together, and to pray for our local community and the world.

A daily prayer booklet is available to download here, in the church porch or can be delivered to your home if you contact the parish office.

We encourage you to use this to pray together, from your own home. In the Rectory, Revd Silke Tetzlaff will be saying Morning Prayer at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 5pm every Tuesday – Friday. Uploaded audio files of these services can be found on the website home page and the right hand side menu.

A Sunday morning worship service is led by the Rector at 9.30am.

These services are streamed please contact the church office for details of how to join in.

In all of this, we have three key aims:

Keeping people well

Keeping people praying

Keeping people connected

During the uncertain weeks ahead, please remember that you can ring or email:

Revd Silke Tetzlaff/Parish Office: 01580 891258 allsaintsstaplehurst@enterprise.net

Mary Henley (Churchwarden): 01580 891225 07967975464 maryhenley@zulogic.co.uk

for support, help with essential shopping or for – most importantly – for a chat!

Check back here for updates or for posters displayed on the Churchyard noticeboard and church door and at the entrance to the New Rectory, High Street for updates.

Open Gardens September 2020

Planning for Open Gardens 2020 continues!  We confirm Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September for the event. Should this prove impossible due to continuing  Covid 19 restrictions, we hope gardeners will be able to provide some wonderful photographs to be enjoyed of their gardens through the seasons for the Garden Gallery.

Anne Brenchley   01580 891873          Mary Henley   01580 891225   maryhenley@zulogic.co.uk

For anyone now spending more time in their garden who would like to share how great it’s looking, send a photo to the email address above for ‘Garden Gallery’ on this website.

Garden Gallery April 2020

Garden Gallery May 2020

Plastic Lid Recycling

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.