Coronavirus

COVID UPDATE (23.06.21)

We are pleased to say that since 6th of June 2021 Sunday Services, have been able to resume – at the normal time of 10:30. As ever, all are welcome.

Social distancing and all relevant guidance shall be followed. Capacity will unfortunately still be limited, so please contact the church secretary (secretary@staplehursturc.org.uk) in advance of coming if you are able.

Depending upon capacity, we shall be able to welcome people unannounced, however – due to the much restricted space due to distancing – this unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.

We also continue to hold a Communion via Zoom (together with Maidstone URC) at 19:30 on the 2nd Sunday of the month, until at least October.
Please contact the Church Secretary at secretary@staplehursturc.org.uk for login details if you are interested.

The Minister Andrew Royal has pastoral charge of both Staplehurst and Maidstone URCs, as such there is also the option of online worship from Maidstone United Reformed Church live-streamed at 10.30 on Sundays. This can be found on the Maidstone URC YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEAECxdDPWFla2hJ9KF3IOQ/videos


From the Church Secretary

Aditional worship resources for yourself and others – especially if return to physical worship is difficult.

On top of the joint zooms, and Maidstone’s livestreams (see https://staplehursturc.org.uk/worship/); there are:

URC Daily Devotions Sunday morning services.

Information can be found at : https://devotions.urc.org.uk/

I encourage those of you with online access, and the time available, to find supplemental opportunities from other churches and Christian charities .

Offline Resources

For those without online access, please continue your private prayer and Bible reading; remember you can telephone dial to join Zoom without a picture; and be aware of the DailyHope Prayer line.

DailyHope phone line

DailyHope, a free national telephone line, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone.

A Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind; to provide comfort and spiritual nourishment to the most isolated in our society.