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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              Welcome to Chevening Church

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                                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.


The September newsletter is here.  In it you can find details of:

- The goodbye to the Smiths

- Chris's Institution in Marlborough on 24/9

- The new-look Evening Service

- Our Children's work


Service Times          

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

5pm Informal Service at the Parish Hall, Chipstead (Second Sunday of the Month)
 
*Between Easter and Harvest the 8am service is at St Botolph's church on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

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Coach to Marlborough - details!

If you have signed up to travel in the coach to Marlborough for Chris's induction service, here are the details:

Tuesday 24th September

Coach Departs (promptly) from the Parish Hall, Homedean Road, at 15:00hrs (NB this time has been brought forward from 16:00hrs)

Comfort stop en route

Arrive by 18:00hrs at St George's, Preshute Lane, SN8 4HQ where we have been invited for refreshments (please let Marcia know asap if you are travelling independently but would like to come to St George's)

18:30 Depart St George's in the coach to St Mary's (10 minutes)

19:00 - 20:30 Service at St Mary's

20:30 - 21:30 Refreshments in the Town Hall (close to the church)

21:30 (prompt) Coach will depart

23:30 (estimated time) arrival back at the Parish Hall, Homedean Road

Cost £19pp, please make cheques payable to 'Chevening PCC' and give to Marcia, Mark or the church office.

    

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Evening Service pic

Re-launch of the Informal Evening Service!

We are delighted that Jimi and Annie Gale have offered to lead our informal evening service from September.  This will take place in the Parish Hall in Chipstead at 5pm on the second Sunday of every month.  The format is simple: contemporary worship led by the worship group; a message from the Bible; prayer.  There will also be food!

We look forward to welcoming you!

For more details click here 


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Sunflower Competition!

Sunflower

At our Rogation service in May, sunflower seedlings were given out to the children to take home and grow.

At our Harvest Festival service on Sunday 6th October at 10.30am we will be awarding prizes for the largest sunflowers!  Winning categories are:

- Tallest sunflower

- Sunflower with the largest head (please measure the diameter)

Please send your sunflower measurements, and a picture if possible, to Jess in the Church Office by Monday 30th September to be in with a chance of winning!


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Harvest Events

Harvest

Harvest Barn Dance - Saturday 5th October 5-7pm at the Parish Hall

Harvest Festival - Sunday 6th October at 10.30am at St Botolph's Church

Parish Harvest Supper - Thursday 10th October at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall


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Church References for School Applications

If you and your children attend St Botolph's and you will be requesting a church reference for a school application at some point in the future, please see Marcia Barton (Churchwarden) at the end of the 10.30am service to sign an attendance register.  This is standard practice during an Interregnum.


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Farewell to Chris!


A big thank you to everyone who came to church on Sunday 25th August to bid farewell to Chris as he prepares to move to 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.



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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!


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Service pattern

Our monthly services are as follows:

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

2nd Sundays: 10.30am Morning prayer (BCP) and 5pm informal evening service at the Parish Hall

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.


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Upcoming Events - details to follow

Harvest Barn Dance - Saturday 5th October 5-7pm

Harvest Festival - Sunday 6th October, 10.30am, St Botolph's Church

Harvest Supper - Thursday 10th October, 7.30pm, Parish Hall

Soup and Sandwiches - Saturday 23rd November, 12-2pm, Parish Hall

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Children and Youth Ministry

Please join us!

Kids Ministry Flyer  

toodler time banner website 

Creche

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

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

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!


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GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaced the previous 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.


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Safeguarding

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


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How to find us

Click here for detailed map

                    

St Botolph's Church

Chevening Road, 

Chevening,     

Kent

TN14 6HG

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Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Homedean Road,

Chipstead,

Kent

TN13 2RU.


Chevening Rectory 

Homedean Road, 

Chipstead,

Kent

TN13 2RU


Chevening Map