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.

You can find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/cheveningchurch and on Instagram at 'cheveningstbotolphs'

Please visit this page regularly for updates which are posted below, in date order. 

For details of our Pastoral Visiting Team, please scroll down this page, or go to the 'contacts' tab of this website.


                             New Rector of St Botolph's, Chevening

The Rev Hannah Adams was installed as the new Rector of St. Botolph's, Chevening, on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, by the Bishop of Rochester.  We welcome Hannah, her husband Nathan and their daughter Chloe and wish them every blessing as they settle in to their new life with us!

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Hannah with her husband Nathan at St Botolph's after the service on 22nd September


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L-R Archdeacon The Ven Julie Conalty, Bishop James, Rev Hannah Adams, Area Dean Rev Michael Gentry, Rev Mandy Carr


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Hannah with husband Nathan and daughter Chloe



Please click here for our October newsletter


Upcoming services at St Botolph's


Sunday 25th October 2020 

10.30am - CW Holy Communion

5.00pm - Informal worship


Sunday 1st November 2020 

10.30am - CW Holy Communion

5.00pm - Informal worship


The church office is closed for half term from Monday 19th October until Monday 26th October.  If you would like to book a place for Sunday 25th October, please contact Churchwarden Marcia Barton (details on 'contact' page). Thank you.


If you intend to come to any of our services, please contact Marcia Barton or the church office (details on 'Contact' page) to 'book' your space -  with social distancing still a necessity, we regret that space is limited.  To ensure you have a place, please ensure that you make your "booking" early,  and if possible before the preceding Thursday lunchtime after which the church office is closed for the weekend. We may not see emails sent after this!  Please also note that the wearing of face coverings in church is now mandatory. Thank you.

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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.




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

An important notice from the Diocese of Rochester

We are committed to making our church a safe space for all.

Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review to establish that all known past cases of concern relating to church abuse have been considered and dealt with appropriately.

If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person - perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child - there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously.

Anyone who needs to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocese of Rochester's Safeguarding team on: 01634 560000 or visit:

www.rochester.anglican.org/safeguarding/ 

Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available.

Calls can be made free on 0800 80 20 20.

Thank you.