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29/7/2020 – Worship with All Saints

From Sunday 2nd August the Services are as follows:

SUNDAY

9.30am Sunday Worship via Zoom, later uploaded to YouTube

11am Sunday Worship in church

MIDWEEK Tuesday – Friday via Zoom

9.30am Morning Prayer

5.00pm Evening Prayer

Zoom ID for all services: 8365783814

DAILY

10.00am – 4.00pm Private daily prayer in church

Recommencing Services in the Church Building

The PCC held a special meeting in July via Zoom to discuss the Risk Assessment required for holding services in church. Even in the large All Saints building, only up to 35 individuals/households can be accommodated to comply with social distancing requirements.

The PCC agreed that it would be prudent initially to start with a Service of the Word on Sunday mornings. Members were unanimous that the Zoom services are a success and should be continued.

However the PCC will be considering how to move forward with holding communion services.

Thank you for your patience!

Returning to public worship in church

It is a joy to start the return to holding services in the church building. However, precautions need to be taken to ensure this is as safe is as possible.

If you are planning to attend a service in church, the PCC requests that you carefully read the following guidance beforehand:

1. Only come to a service in church if you are feeling well, and there is no one in your home with Covid 19 symptoms

2. Bring a facemask: you are requested to wear this when entering the church building and when standing and moving around.

3. Enter the church through the usual, west door, or through the south door at the side.

4. If others arrive at the same time as you, check you are respecting 2m social distancing as you queue. Please read any additional signs about H&S as you wait.

5. On entering the church, thoroughly use the hand sanitiser provided.

6. A Sidesperson will record your name and this will be kept for 21 days. Should you become ill with Covid 19 symptoms, please inform the parish office, so that track and trace procedures can be alerted to ensure the safety of all.

7. You will be directed to sit at a wooden pew place marked with a green tick. Please bring your own cushion/blanket if required and take home with you.

8. Instead of a collection plate being handed round, your contribution can be left in the plate as you leave. A contactless card reader is also available for donations.

9. Stay seated during the service. If you wish to speak to anyone near you afterwards, remain seated.

10. When you are ready to leave the church building both doors can be used: take care to do this observing social distancing, and whilst in the churchyard.

Risk Assessment for All Saints Public Worship

Church is Open for Private Prayer.

The church building is now open daily from 10 – 4 for Private Prayer.

Should you wish to pray in the church, on entering the porch you are requested to use handsanitiser and read the guidelines and restrictions for your own safety and that of others in this shared space.

Please sit in pews marked “in use” and follow physical distancing rules. Whilst the nave of the church is open, other areas remain closed.

All entrance doors will remain open: in adverse weather conditions the church will be closed.

Mary Henley – Churchwarden     (01580) 891225

Risk Assessment for All Saints Church for private prayer

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

Join Zoom Worship here
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8365783814

Meeting ID: 836 578 3814
Password 424158

A daily prayer booklet including the Sunday Service Order can be delivered to your home if you contact the parish office or from the download link below.
Download the Daily Prayer Booklet in pdf format

Everybody Welcome.

Sunday Worship and Daily Prayer Poster

Open Gardens 2020

After careful consideration of precautions to ensure the safety of all garden owners and visitors, we have sadly taken the decision not to hold Open Gardens in 2020.

We are most grateful to all the wonderful participating gardeners for their generosity, determination and enthusiasm. Your good spirits have been a great positive at a time of such uncertainty: thank you.

We know that all gardeners have drawn huge comfort, encouragement and pleasure from their gardens during the difficult months of 2020.

We wish everyone continuing joy as they discover daily miracles just outside the back door ..……

Anne and Mary

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 June 2020

Garden Gallery May 2020

Garden Gallery April 2020

Hard Plastic Bottle Tops

Thank you to all the congregation who, throughout lockdown, have continued to collect their clean hard plastic bottle tops, and those who will start from now.

Hard Plastc Lids for 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.