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About Us at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst

Worship with All Saints Church – at home

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.

See latest Guidance from Church of England regarding Coronavirus here

Once at the C of E page, scroll down to the Frequently Asked Questions section.

All Saints’ Church Staplehurst is situated at the south end of the village on 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 population of Staplehurst is now around six and a half thousand and at All Saints’ church we seek to serve the whole village and not just those who come to our church. Our church is open seven days a week and many people come to pray there, using our votive candle stand near our side chapel. Our churchyard is still open for burials and is a place of peace for many visitors.

Style of Worship

We have a mixed rota of services at All Saints’ Staplehurst, with three each Sunday, including weekly 8.00am. Communions and a 10.00am. Eucharist on three Sundays each month, the other having an evening communion. On the first Sunday of the month we have a family service at 10.00am. Our evening services, 6.30pm. include Parish Communion with Prayers for Healing, Compline, Taizé, Evensong & Contemplative Prayer.

Details of other church activities

We have a very active Bell Ringing Band and Choir. All-age workshops are run on three Saturday mornings during the year for our young people and others.

Social/Fund raising activities

We have a very active social committee who arrange social events such as day trips to France, parish lunches, parish breakfasts, pancake parties, harvest supper, trip to Bewl water, Body Shop evening, and a rounders afternoon.

The Friends of All Saints’ Church Staplehurst, fund-raises for the maintenance of the church, through membership and events which have included a baptismal and confirmation exhibition, 70s quiz and Brain Game, Kent Police Band concert, “Last Night at the Proms”, Shepherds’ Market and on one occasion spearheaded the Church Fete.

Fund raising by Recycling

The PCC at All Saints’ has signed up with Recycle 4 Charity to raise funds for the Church through the recycling of ink jet cartridges and mobile phones.

Recycle your inkjet cartridges and mobile phones to help us raise much-needed funds through Recycle4Charity.co.uk

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Links with Schools in the Parish

We have strong links with schools in the area. The Rector takes assemblies at Staplehurst Primary School.

Overseas links/projects

All Saints’ supports charities on a monthly or tri-monthly basis. A proportion of these are overseas charities.

Affiliation/links to other organizations/churches

The “Churches Together” in Staplehurst enables all churches in the village to work and worship together. Regular events include joint worship on the 5th Sundays at each church in turn; distribution of Easter and Christmas cards, detailing services within all four churches; and the organisation of the Christian Aid collection for Staplehurst.

We regularly visit the three nursing homes in the area where we hold Holy Communion services on a monthly basis.

There is a strong link with the Cheshire Home and the McCabe Centre in Staplehurst where there is an opportunity for a house communion each month.


Please see the notice board outside the Church for additional details of services.

For details of our Church Services and useful contact details please download a copy of our Welcome Leaflet