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Covid-19 and Services Update

Sunday
9:30 am service via Zoom
11:00 am Holy Communion in Church

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

Daily Private Prayer in church 10 am – 4 pm


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.

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.