News and Events
A PLEA FOR HELP FROM THE BROWNIES
I'm the district assistant for Girlguiding in the Holmesdale District which covers Chevening. At the moment, the Chevening Brownies unit is in need of new volunteers, both leaders and helpers. Unfortunately, unless we can find new volunteers in the area, there's a risk that Chevening Brownies may have to close which would be such a shame for the local community, but also for the girls who benefit enormously from having this experience.
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District Assistant Holmesdale District Girlguiding
TRINITY SCHOOL FOOD BANK
A message from Trinity School Chaplain Anna Graham:
The Trinity Food Bank has bridged the needs of many of
our families since March and continues to serve 30 Trinity School Families. The
Food Bank has changed from a delivery to a collection-based system. Families
can collect their food care packages each Tuesday between 5-6pm. We can assure
you that there is no overlap with the families which we serve and those that
Sevenoaks 'Loaves and Fishes' serve. If God provides an abundance of food -
Pastor Andrew Junaid from the Whitefoot and Downham food Project in Lewisham
comes to collect any surplus to bless the wider community.
(little did we know at the time that this would be our last service in church before the lockdown!)
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!
Rev Michael Gentry, the Area Dean, blesses Bertie before he departs Chevening for the last time
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. 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.
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.
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.
Parish Hall Makeover 2013
Many thanks to all who helped transform Chipstead Parish Hall in to a bright and welcoming space. The work was carried out 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.
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