WELCOME TO STAPLEHURST FREE CHURCH


Located in the heart of Staplehurst, we are a relaxed and friendly community of Christians from varying backgrounds who are passionate about God.  Our desire is to enable everyone know Jesus  and grow in a personal relationship with Him.

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Covid19 Latest Update June 2021


We are back in our building!

As the government continues to gradually lift restrictions we are now holding our weekly Sunday morning services,  and once a month an evening service, back in the building. However, for those who are unable to attend the services we will be continuing to stream them live on YouTube. To enable us to maintain a Covid19 secure environment including social distancing please book your free ticket(s) via the blue buttons below. Currently the booking system is only in place up to and including 20th June, in anticipation of the lifting of all restrictions on the 21st June. However, should the government decide to postpone this, the booking system will be extended accordingly. Look out for further updates in line with subsequent government announcements!

June Family Service

June Communion Services


Livestreaming

We are continuing to broadcast via YouTube which has no restrictions on numbers or location! Please click on the red button below to view our You Tube channel in a new page

YouTube


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 by clicking here to be taken to the contact page on this website. Thank you.

Regular Activities

To comply with current government restrictions all our regular activities have been suspended, but following the lifting of some restrictions we are again running our Free Babees support group for expectant and new parents with non mobile babies, with two different sessions on either a Thursday morning or afternoon. To book your place at either session please click on the blue buttons below.

 

                                     Morning support group    Afternoon support group


For other activities our leadership will continue to consider the most appropriate and safest way & time to re-open, together with any appropriate measures required to keep everyone as safe as possible and in accordance with current regulations and guidelines. Please continue to watch this space for further updates about our activities!

Our building may have been shut but as a church we are very much alive and active!

Over the last year SFC has been carrying on as a church, below is a flavour of some of our recent activities


Alpha Online

We are now running our second Alpha course online. An opportunity to explore the deeper questions of life which the pandemic has thrown up! Why not sign up here for our next course?

#TryAlpha

Easter Trail: An opportunity to explore the Easter story and get some exercise too!

Easter Sunday: We are finally back in our building

albeit socially distanced!

Good Friday Communion in the church car park

 

Old friends reunite over Zoom!

In this time of unexpected happenings, old friends from P’sarms Puppets reunited to perform Step into the Water with kind permission of songwriter Kirk Talley.

Lesly’s Story

At our recent service led by Dr. Andrea Gardiner, Tamara told us about Lesly’s life in Ecuador during the pandemic which is reproduced here.

For further information on how you can help Project Ecuador support children like Lesley, please click here

Naaman’s story (2 Kings 5)

A retelling of the story of Naaman by puppets with a few modern twists, from one of our recent All Age Connections Service

His Name shall be

Recorded for the benefit of the church between lockdowns #2 and #3. This song is performed by members of Staplehurst Free Church’s worship group and reminds us of the nature of Jesus

And then there was light!

A fun video illustrating how the church has used the entire front of  the church building to convey messages and support to our community during the recent lockdowns

There is Hope!

Recorded during the first lockdown a number of the church contributed to a musical project entitled “There is Hope” from their own homes and collated by our tech genius! We hope you like it!


Welcome Message

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A warm welcome to you whether this is your first visit or not

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New Here?

Together again!


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Get Connected

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Check out the variety of weekly and/or monthly activities: Currently on hold until after the pandemic!

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NEXT UPCOMING EVENT

Sunday 13th June 10:30am Worship Service online or in person!


SERVICE TIMES

Every Sunday at 10.30am and 6.30pm
Our all age family service is on the 1st Sunday morning of the month. On other Sundays our youngsters join us for worship at the beginning of the service and then attend age appropriate sessions, whilst the adults further explore God's Word together.



WHERE WE MEET

Staplehurst Free Church
Station Road, Staplehurst
Kent TN12 0QQ



HOW DO I GET THERE?

We are on the A229 - coming from Maidstone we are just over the station bridge and then 200 yards on the left.
If you are coming from the Cranbrook direction, we are on your right about 400 yards after the traffic lights at the crossroads. The church itself is set back from the road with car parking available in front of the church but this can make us easy to miss! To help find us at night look out for the red reflective triangles on either side of the gateposts.



WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Our church has a 'come as you are' atmosphere. The church and the Lord are more interested in you than in what you wear! The Bible says ``People look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart``.