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GOODBYE BERTIE!

On Sunday 15th March 2020 Rev Michael Gentry, the Area Dean, and the congregation said farewell to Bertie the Bus who has served as the venue for the children's Sunday Club for many years.  Sadly Bertie has reached the end of his life and will go to a permanent pasture as a play bus.  We are thankful to Stagecoach who provided Bertie, to the Sunday Club leaders who have delivered some great children's teaching on board Bertie, and to Rob and Joseph who have so willingly driven Bertie to and from church twice a month.  We will miss him, but a new chapter in the children's work now begins!

Bertie blessing

Rev Michael Gentry, the Area Dean, blesses Bertie before he departs Chevening for the last time

Farewell

Farewell Bertie!



We are looking for a new Rector!  Applications have now closed so please pray with us that the right person will come to lead us at St Botolph's.


This year our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th March 2020 at the Parish Hall in Chipstead.  Please put this date in your diaries and come along to this important meeting when we review the previous year at St Botolph's and look to the year ahead, an important one for us as we recruit our new Rector.


Electoral Roll - if you would like to join St Botolph's Electoral Roll please pick up a form from the welcome table in church or speak to Electoral Roll Officers Clare and Richard Marriott.  Being on the Electoral Roll means that you can vote at the APCM and also entitles you to get married or have a funeral at St Botolph's.  Please complete a form by Sunday 1st March when this year's annual revision will close.  If you completed a form in 2019 when the six-yearly complete revision was done there is no need to complete another form this year.


Restored Lives Course at St. Nic's

St Nic's Church in Sevenoaks is running a Restored Lives course which supports people going through separation or divorce or who have in the past.  St Botolph's ran this course last year and the attendees found it life-changing.  For more info on St Nic's upcoming course please click here.


Farewell to Chris!

On Sunday 25th August we bid farewell to Chris as he moved to his new post in Marlborough. It was a wonderful service in a packed church and thank you to everyone who made cakes to have afterwards.

We thank Chris, Catherine and the boys for their wonderful service here and we wish them all the best for this next chapter in their lives.


last service


Confirmation 24th June 2018

On Sunday 24th June Bishop Michael Turnbull confirmed 16 members of the St. Botolph's congregation, as well as a further 16 candidates from 4 other nearby parishes.  It was a wonderful occasion.

Confirmation 2018


Bishop Rector and Wardens


Rector and Family


The Three Rectors

On 28th September 2014 there was a celebration of the combined 54 years of ministry at St. Botolph’s of Rev. Maurice Hewett, Rev. Christopher Johnson and Rev. Chris Smith at our Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service at 10.30am.


Rev. Maurice HewittRev Christopher JohnsonThe Curate and 3 Rectors


Parish Hall Makeover 2013

Many thanks to all who helped transform Chipstead Parish Hall in to a bright and welcoming space. The work was carriedout under the watchful eye of Mrs Fiona Jordan and Mr Ian Glen. 

 

Some of the Parish Hall Painting Team and the lovely new interior.

 


Ordination 14th September 2013

What a wonderful day! The Church looked great and over 300 people came to support Sophie, Simon and Stephen in the next stage of their religious calling. Thank you to all who made the say so special.The ordinands with the BishopSophie with the wardens

 Sophie, Simon and Stephen with Bishop Brian and Clive Mansell the Archdeacon.                                                       

 Sophie with Fiona and Allan, the Churchwardens

The Brewhouse in full swing after the ordination ceremony Ladies enjoying the BrewhouseThe Brewhouse in full swing