Chevening Church

St Botolph’s Church and The Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Chipstead

  • Chevening Rectory
  • Homedean Road
  • Chipstead
  • Kent
  • TN13 2RU

01732 453555
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The May newsletter is here

News includes:

Church BBQ 19th May: our annual church BBQ will follow the school / parade service on Sunday 19th May.  It takes place in the field next to the church and there will be a bouncy castle for the children. Do join us!

Big Church Day Out: Saturday 25th May in Wiston, Sussex.  This is a family friendly festival with Christian acts from around the world performing and leading worship. Please let the Rector know if you'd like to go.

Restored Lives Course: this non-judgemental course helps people to get back up on their feet after separation or divorce.  It begins on 6th June at 7pm at the Rectory and there are 6 sessions which begin with a meal.  Cost to cover course materials and the meals is £30.  Please contact the Rector or church office if interested.

Area Dean 

On 10th March 2019 the Archdeacon Ven Julie Conalty commissioned Rev Chris Smith as the next Area Dean for the Sevenoaks Deanery.  This is an exciting time for Chris and for St Botolph's and the post is for 5 years.

If you have an enquiry that relates to Chris's role as Area Dean, please send it to the dedicated email address here.

Electoral Roll

If you are baptised, over 16 and live in the parish, or outside of the parish but have attended the church regularly for 6 months or more, you are entitled to join the church's Electoral Roll.  Please click here to access the form, and return to Electoral Roll Officers Clare and Richard Marriott, or drop in at the church office at the Parish Hall or in church.  Thank you!

Service pattern 2019

Our monthly services are as follows:

1st and 3rd Sundays: 10.30am Holy Communion (CW) and children's groups

2nd Sundays: 10.30am Morning prayer (BCP) and 6pm informal evening service

4th Sundays: 10.30am All-age service (CW)

5th Sundays: 10.30am Healing Service

Every Sunday: 8am Holy Communion (CW)          at Chipstead on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays            and at Chevening on 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Children and Youth Ministry

Please join us!

Kids Ministry Flyer  

toodler time banner website 


The creche is available for under 5s from 10.15am on Sundays.  It meets in the nursery through the black door opposite the small church gate.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a great place for Mums and Dads to meet up with their pre-school children in the Parish Hall.  Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 09.30am.

Sunday Club (Bertie Bus)

Sunday Club for 5-9 year-olds is great fun and meets on Bertie the Bus parked outside the church.  Begin in church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and go out during the first hymn.


Quest is for 10-13 year-olds and meets in the Chevening House stables.  Begin in church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and go out during the first hymn.


Kinect is for 14-18 year-olds.  This group meets at the Rectory in Chipstead on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10.30am.  All welcome!


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations.

Please click here for St. Botolph's PCC's Privacy Notice, and please address any questions to the Church Office.


On 21st March 2019, Chevening St Botolph's Parochial Church Council adopted the House of Bishops Policy Statement 2017 'Promoting a Safer Church'.  The full policy statement can be found here.

Anyone with any safeguarding concerns should in the first instance contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Donna Hill.




Welcome to Chevening Church

Catherine and Chris at Judys

Rev Chris Smith and Catherine Smith

"We are a friendly church that welcomes new people. 

There is something for everyone at our pretty church on The Pilgrim's Way. The talks are biblical, brief and engaging. Our congregation is made up of both young and old and there is an active social life linked to the church. You would be most welcome to join us".

Rev Chris and Mrs Catherine Smith

                                  Service Times          

                               8am The Chapel, Chipstead *    
                               10.30am St Botolph's, Chevening

                               6pm Informal Service at St Botolph's 
                               (Second Sunday of the Month)

                   *Between Easter and Harvest the 8am 

                          service is at church on the 2nd and 4th  Sundays.

                       How to find us

                             Click here for detailed map

                    St Botolph's Church, Chevening Road, Chevening,     

                    Kent,TN14 6HG


                    Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 

                    Homedean Road, Chipstead, Kent, TN13 2RU.

                    Chevening Rectory, Homedean Road, Chipstead,                         Kent, TN13 2RU

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