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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 
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 Registered Charity No. 1132851
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All Saints Church Staplehurst

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.

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Style of Worship

We have a mixed rota of services at All Saints Staplehurst, with three each Sunday, including weekly 8.00 a.m. Communions and a 10.00 a.m. 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 10.00 a.m. Our evening services, 6.30 p.m. include Parish Communion with Prayers for Healing, Compline, Taizé, Evensong & Contemplative Prayer.

Details of other church activities

We support and are supported by Mothers' Union, Choir and Bellringers. All-age workshops are run on three Saturday mornings during the year for our young people and others.

Social/Fundraising 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 Stapehurst, fundraises for the maintenance 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 ocasion spearheaded the Church Fete.

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

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Links with Schools in the Parish

We have a very strong link with Staplehurst Primary School where both the Rector and Curate visit and take assemblies regularly and the Rector is on the Governing Body. The Rector also takes assemblies at Angley School in Cranbrook.

Overseas links/projects

All Saints support charities either monthly or tri-monthly and a proportion of these are abroad.

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; Tuesday coffee mornings; distribution of Easter and Christmas cards, detailing services within all four churches; and the organisation of the Christian Aid collection for Staplehurst.

The three nursing homes in the area are visited regularly and Holy Communion services are held once a month in each of these. There is a strong link with the Cheshire Home in Staplehurst and the McCabe Centre, where a house communion is taken each month.

Morning and Evening Prayer are said at 8.00 am (8.30 a.m. on Saturday) and 5.00 p.m. respectively in the Church (all are welcome). The Church is of course open for prayer and reflection every day.

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

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