Service Details at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst

Covid-19 and Services Update All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Kent


08:00 am BCP Holy Communion Service in Church communion offered in one kind
10:00 am Parish Communion Service 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

See the latest Guidance from the Church of England regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) here

Once at the C of E page you will find further information in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Services at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst
We are currently holding a Sunday Holy Communion service in church at 8 am and 11 am and can conduct Funerals and Weddings with added guidelines to keep everybody safe.

COVID 19 advice for Clergy Conducting Weddings
COVID 19 advice for Clergy Conducting Baptisms

We advise wearing face masks but it’s not obligatory.

We can play the organ or/and use the CD Sound system and are able to let a soloist sing during the service. We are not yet able to sing all together.

Often people ask me if they have to be churchgoers in order to use the church. The answer is no you don’t. You don’t have to be baptised or confirmed to get married in church either or to have your child baptised.

All Saints Church is your Parish Church regardless of your beliefs. You actually have a legal right to use the church.  The only thing to bear in mind is that the Church of England has its own legal framework, like for example the Churchyard Regulations that differ from what is permitted in cemeteries. Its most current version is the Canterbury Churchyard regulations 2015, which you can find on the internet.
As everything is changing everywhere due to the pandemic and people like to know fees before making contact.

Please have a look at fees on our Downloads page. There are no statutory fees for baptisms apart from the certificate, which is not obligatory to have.

If you have any questions, please either ring me on 01580891258 or e-mail me on
With kind wishes, Silke

The church is open for Private Prayer

The church building is now open daily from 10 am – 4 pm for Private Prayer.
Should you wish to pray in the church, on entering the porch you are requested to use hand sanitizer 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 – (01580) 891225

Risk Assessment for All Saints Church for private prayer

Morning Prayer Wednesday 18th March 2020

Holy Communion is usually celebrated on Saints Days at 8.00 am.

For details of Saint’s Days and other special services please see the Parish Magazine, Church notice boards, Weekly notices and elsewhere on this web site.

Sunday Services are normally held at the following times and are subject to change during such times as Christmas and Easter :
BCP = Book of Common Prayer CW = Common Worship

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Sunday Evenings at All Saints’, Staplehurst

A moment of calm in our hectic lives.

Each month at All Saints’, there are different quiet and reflective services at 6.30 pm that provide a space to draw near to God and the opportunity to find peace and perspective before the busyness of the new week begins. They are open to all, believers or those who find it difficult to believe, people at home in church traditions or those for whom they are new.

Each service attracts a small group of people for whom they are treasured moments of prayer and meditation and you are very welcome to come and experience one or all of them yourself to see if they might be helpful for you.

The Holy Communion on the first Sunday in the month is centred around the symbolic sharing of bread and wine in memory of Jesus, who instituted this service more than 2,000 years ago. It follows the same format as the morning communion service at All Saints but has a quieter atmosphere and there is the opportunity to receive prayers for healing for those who would like this.

The Taizé Prayer on the second Sunday uses simple repetitive songs developed by the Taizé Community in France www.taizé.fr to still the mind and create a peaceful space for meditation. Thousands of people travel to Taizé each year participate in this style of prayer and return refreshed and inspired and you are welcome to join us at All Saints to experience for yourself this way of drawing nearer to God through songs and silence (e.g.

Evensong is the traditional evening prayer of the Church of England and has been sung at Staplehurst for centuries so that the ancient words and songs can sometimes appear to flow effortlessly along and help create moments of stillness and peace This service on the third Sunday is between 45 to 60 minutes long and includes a thought-provoking sermon.

Compline is the night prayer developed over many centuries by Christian monks and nuns who wove together chants and solemn words to create a very special and peaceful atmosphere. This service on the fourth Sunday is only 30 minutes long and includes readings from the Christian mystic tradition.

Please email All Saints’ Church Office if you would like further information or just come and experience them for yourself and feel free to ask any questions you like at the end of the service.

Andrew Edwards

All Saints Worship Committee

Weekday Services :

Wednesday 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Holy Communion is usually celebrated on Saints Days.

All Saints’ Church is normally open for prayer and reflection every day.

St. George’s Chapel is always open for quiet prayer. Home Communion available.

For details of Saint’s Days and other special services please see the Parish Magazine, Church notice boards, Weekly notices and elsewhere on this website.

We are happy to take Communion to those who are housebound. Please contact Revd. Silke on (01580) 891258.