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Live streaming of SFC Services
The church doors maybe closed but the church is alive and well and live streaming a weekly service into the comfort of your own home!
If you are interested in learning more or to be added to our list of those invited to join the broadcast, in the first instance please email us at the email address shown below or use the message facility on the Contact page to contact us. Thank you.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of someone who does not have internet facilities but would like to receive either a weekly DVD or CD of our services please contact us using the details above.
Summer Services: Recipes
If you would like to try out some of the recipes mentioned in the current summer series please click here
Corona Virus Update
Back in March and ahead of the governments decision to severely curtail all social interaction by way of “lockdown,” the leadership and trustees of Staplehurst Free Church made the difficult decision to suspend all services and activities in the church building with immediate effect. This action was only taken after much prayer and thought but with an overriding desire to protect all in our community. Since this time our leadership have continued to monitor the situation and are keeping under prayerful review the future re-opening of the church building. However, along with most other churches the current view is that it will be some time before we can fully re-open.
Currently our leadership team and trustees are reviewing the government guidance, as well as the wishes and safety of our congregation and community. Risk assessments are being conducted for different activities. This may make it possible for a few activities to restart in limited way – although they will out of necessity, operate in different ways to before Covid-19. In particular the church is mindful of the need to ensure that social distancing is maintained, which unfortunately will have the effect of curtailing the numbers able to attend any such activity. Other suitable measures necessary to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 are also being put in place.
In the meantime we are continuing with our online services which does not have any restrictions on numbers! If you would like to join us for our weekly service via YouTube, please use the contact detailed above to receive the weekly link half an hour before the start of the service.
During these unprecedented times we have put together a page of national and local resources to help you. These are very much suggestions. There is of course many more resources available than listed but we hope you find these helpful!
Photo Competition Winners
Well done to our photo competition winners!