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Pastoral Offices at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst

We are back in church for worship and to conduct all three pastoral offices, this of course with the added guidelines to keep everybody safe.
We are now allowed up to 30/35 people attending.

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Services

SUNDAY
9.30 am Sunday Worship via Zoom, later uploaded to YouTube
11 am 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.

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

The Reverend Silke Tetzlaff

Rector

Telephone / Fax: (01580) 891258
Email: Rev Silke Tetzlaff

Not available on Mondays

Julia Page

Administrator

The New Rectory
High Street
Staplehurst
Kent TN12 0BJ

Telephone / Fax (01580) 891258

(Parish Office opening times – Tuesday & Wednesday – 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)

Email: All Saints’ Church Office

Fundraising by Recycling

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

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

Please take a special envelope from church and use to post your items to the company, or just pop them into the labelled box in church.

Recycle 4 Charity Banner

Bell Ringing


If you would like to know more about Bell Ringing at All Saints Staplehurst look at our Bell Ringing page or contact the Tower Captain or Tower Secretary below.

NameOfficeTelephoneEmail
Sue BassettTower Captain(01580) 891917Sue Bassett
Sue GullettAssistant Tower CaptainN/AN/A
Daniel BradyRinging MasterN/AN/A
Roy BarclayTower Secretary(01580) 890247Roy Barclay
Chris BassettSteeple Keeper(01580) 891917Chris Bassett
Sallyann BarclayTreasurer(01580) 890247N/A

More about ringing at All Saints’ Staplehurst


Flower Arrangers

Marion Christie

Coordinator

Flowers in All Saints’ Church – would you like to help?

Do you like flowers? Do you perhaps have (or dream of!) floristry skills? Would you like to treat yourself every now and then, leave life’s hustle and bustle behind, and come into church and spend a peaceful hour creating a display of beautiful flowers?

We would welcome anyone, with any interest, skills or a desire to be creative to consider joining our team of Flower Arrangers. We are fortunate to have some more experienced members who would be very happy for you to come and watch, and learn alongside, if this is new to you.


Friends of All Saints’ Staplehurst

Registered Charity No. 1037964

Friends of All Saints’ Church – A fund raising body which helps finance projects of maintenance and improvement to All Saints Staplehurst Parish Church.

It aims to involve members of the community through the promotion of a varied programme of events.

Committee MemberOfficeTelephoneEmail
Andrew BradyChairman & Membership Secretary01580 891840Andrew Brady
Mary ShawHonorary Treasurer01580 890360N/A
Tony NorfolkSecretary01580 892104N/A
Maureen BriceCommittee Member01580 891842N/A
Sue ElwellCommittee MemberN/AN/A
Janet PinkCommittee MemberN/AN/A
Val WallisCommittee MemberN/AN/A
Frank PageCommittee MemberN/AN/A
Tony HenleyPCC Representative to FriendsN/AN/A

The Health, Healing and Support Prayer Group

The group meet fortnightly on a Tuesday evening to pray for anyone who requests or is in need of prayer for Healing or Support during difficult periods.

Ron & Barbara Dear

Group Leaders

Tel: (01580) 891407
Email: Ron and Barbara Dear


Holy Dusters

Margaret Friswell

Representative

Tel: (01580) 893036


Parish Magazine

March 2020 Magazine Cover
March 2020 Parish Magazine Cover

STAPLEHURST PARISH MAGAZINE is far more than just a Church Magazine; it contains a lot of information about a wide range of organisations, activities and events of general interest in the village.

Committee MemberOfficeTelephoneEmail
Michele GoddenEditor01580 892700Michele Godden
Mary HenleyChairman and Distributionn/an/a
Andy ThornycroftDistribution Assistantn/an/a
Caroline HighwoodCommittee Treasurern/an/a
Anne BrenchleySecretaryn/an/a
Mr. Frank PageNon PCC, Advertisingn/an/a
Audrey BullockCommittee Member & Proof Readern/an/a

Transport to Church

If you have difficulty attending Church Services because of transport, we are able to help.

Tel: (01580) 891150


Wedding Information

To arrange Weddings please call The Reverend Silke Tetzlaff at the Church Office.

Don’t forget to mention requirements for Bells, Choir, Organist or Flower Arranging for your Wedding.

The Reverend Silke Tetzlaff

Rector

Telephone / Fax: (01580) 891258
Email: Rev Silke Tetzlaff

Not available on Mondays


Baptism Information

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The Old Font
The Old Font

Courtesy/Permission of Catherine and Ray Farragher.
Photograph copyright “Jennifer Anne Photography” ©
Font image Courtesy & Copyright Andrew Brady ©

Please visit our Baptism Information page