Service Details at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst


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

Wednesday – Midweek Communion Service 9.30 am in St. Georges Chapel.
Tuesday – Friday via Zoom, 9.30 am Morning Prayer and 5 pm Evening Prayer.

Daily Private Prayer in church 10 am – 4 pm

Daily Offices

EASTER SUNDAY31st March6.00amEaster Sunrise ServiceWith blessing of the Easter fire and the Easter candle. Churchyard
8.00amHoly Communion (BCP)Church
10.00amFestive Easter Parish Communion ServiceFor all with the procession of the Easter Candle into Church and children's crafts at the back of the Church during the service. Coffee served after the service. Church

Service Details at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst

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 website.

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

Sunday evening services are not currently running.

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 of 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 to 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 is 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.

Rev. Silke Tetzlaff

The Revd Silke Tetzlaff

The New Rectory
High Street
Kent TN12 0BJ
Telephone / Fax (01580) 891258
Email: Rev. Silke Tetzlaff