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.


24 hr Advent Day of Prayer: 'Advent's Present'

A big thank you to everyone who helped prepare a prayer station for our 24 hours of Advent Prayer event, 'Advent's Present'.  The church looked beautiful and provided a place of peace and contemplation as we examined the season of Advent and what it means to us. 

Advent

The baby Jesus swaddled in the manger in front of a huge cross was a focal point for the Advent prayer vigil.



This Sunday's services - 15th December, 3rd Sunday in Advent

8am Holy Communion (CW) - Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Chipstead.  Rev Michael Gentry will preside.

10.30am Holy Communion (CW) and children's groups. The Rt Revd Simon Burton-Jones, Bishop of Tonbridge, will preside.



For upcoming events at St Botolph's and in the Sevenoaks Deanery, please click here.


The December newsletter is here.        

In it you can find details of:

- Our Christmas services and events

- The latest on our vacancy and the process for appointing a new Rector

- Our support to the 'Loaves and Fishes' food bank this Christmas



Service Times          

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

Second Sunday of the month:

5pm Informal Service at the Parish Hall, Chipstead (click on the 'Evening Service' tab for more information)
 
For more detailed information on all the services, please click on the 'Service Pattern' tab.

*Between Easter and Harvest the 8am service is at St Botolph's church on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.



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.