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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 May 2015

For Your Diary PDF IconMay 2015 Diary

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Parish Magazine Letter for May 2015

Charity for April, May & June 2015 - Maidstone Street Pastors

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

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Friends of All Saints' Church, Staplehurst
 Registered Charity No. 1037964

Notice of our Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting.

The Friends of All Saints' 21st AGM will be on Wednesday the 20th of May, 8pm in Church with refreshments from 7.30pm.

This is to be preceded by a Special General Meeting to consider some changes to the Rules (our Governing Document).

If you are a paid up member of The Friends, you are eligible to attend and to vote.


The Friends of All Saints' Church Staplehurst held the ever popular Brain Game on Saturday the 7th of March. We had eleven teams enter the Brain Game this year, an increase on last year by two teams. We followed our normal practice of eight rounds of questions, a marathon round with an interval halfway through where we played the heads and tails game.

Team members bring their own food and drink and it is always interesting to see what feasts people put on.

A team called Absent Friends won this year with 91 points with the Five Amigos team in eleventh place with 63.5 points and only 10 points between the top three teams. The winning prizes were bottles of wine with the team in last place awarded an apple each.

Feedback was that everyone had a very enjoyable evening. After a very small amount of costs we raised £412.75. A big thank you to all the teams for entering and helping to raise funds for the maintenance of All Saints Church. I would like to thank all my fellow committee members and others for their hard work on the evening.

Andrew Brady
Chairman & Membership Secretary
(01580) 891840
Email: Andrew Brady

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Mothering Sunday and Clipping the Church

See photos from Mothering Sunday in our gallery.
Clipping the Church at All Saints
Image Courtesy & Copyright Arthur Black ©


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.

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

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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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'.

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