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 All Saints' Church Staplehurst Kent

 The Church on the Hill

 Church of England - Diocese of Canterbury
  The Church Office - Telephone / Fax - (01580) 891258 
  Email: All Saints Church Office 

 Registered Charity No. 1132851
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Welcome to All Saints' Church Staplehurst Kent

Rector - The Reverend Silke Tetzlaff

All Saints' Church is normally open for prayer and reflection every day.
Morning Prayer & Evening Prayer will be held in St. George’s Chapel at 8.00am and 5.00pm respectively on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Prayer Prompts for February 2015

For Your Diary PDF IconFebruary 2015 Diary

Google Calendar IconAll Saints Church Google Calendar

Parish Magazine Letter for February 2015

Church Rotas

Charity for January, February & March 2015 - Dandelion Time

Welcome Sketch by a child from All Saints Church
Image Courtesy & Copyright Miss Hammond ©

All Saints Church
Image Courtesy & Copyright Andrew Brady ©

Friends of All Saints Brain Game

The Friends of All Saints Brain Game will take place on Saturday the 7th of March in the Parish Room.

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

A quiz night for teams of 4 to 6 people. £5 per person.

Please bring you own food and drink.

There will be a raffle and the "Heads & Tails Game" that we have played for the last few years and has been well received. We are on the look out for donations of raffle prizes.

To book or team and/or donate a raffle prize, please contact Andrew Brady on (01580) 891840 or by email

Andrew Brady
Chairman

Download Brain Game Poster

Mothering Sunday and Clipping the Church


Sunday 15th of March, 10am Service

The traditional British ceremony of clipping the church.

This is when a congregation comes together, all hold hands and encircle their church in an inward-facing ring, in order the show their appreciation for their place of worship and all those that they share it with.

The practice is thought to have originated in the pre-Christian era, when it may have been used to ward off the presence of evil. However, the term "clipping" derives from the Anglo-Saxon term for embrace and at some point in histoty the custom was adopted by the Anglican Church, like many other early folk customs.
Clipping the Church at All Saints
Image Courtesy & Copyright Arthur Black ©


Download the Mothering Sunday poster here

SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ALL SAINTS, STAPLEHURST


A moment of calm in our hectic lives.

Each month at All Saints, there are four different quiet and reflective services at 6.30pm 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. http://youtu.be/t4Svh-9ohg4)

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 http://youtu.be/s3nMhq4nmr4. 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


LILIES AT EASTER

Lilies in memory of loved ones are available for the flower arrangements in Church on Easter Day. They will be arranged on Holy Saturday, and on Easter Day the people to be remembered will be prayed for at the 10.00am service.

Lilies cost £3.00p each. If you are unable to see me at Church to give me the money I could come, with the memories book, to your home.

Please contact me by March 22nd so I have an idea of how many to order.

Audrey Bullock

Tel: 01580 891940


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

Recycle 4 Charity Banner


On the 4th March 2009, All Saints Staplehurst PCC 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'.


Mark Ham our new Curate
Image Courtesy & Copyright Debbie Brady ©
We welcome our new Curate, Mark Ham to the Parish.

Take a look at our new gallery page to see photos of the Mark's welcome on Sunday 29th of June, 2014.

NEW - Church Gallery
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All Saints Staplehurst Health, Healing and Support Prayer Group

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