ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH BETCHWORTH

Welcome to the website of St Michael’s Church in Betchworth, in the United Benefice of Betchworth and Buckland.  Please use the drop down menus in the bar above the picture to find the information you are looking for.

Click here for the website of St Mary the Virgin Buckland

Latest News

St Michael and St Mary will be open today and tomorrow with a book of condolence for those wishing to offer their prayers and thoughts following the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May she be reunited with her husband Philip, both to rest in peace and rise in Glory.

Sunday worship for the next three weeks will be as follows:

On 18th September, the Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity, 10AM Parish Communion at St Michael’s.

On 25th September, the Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity, 10am, Parish Communion at St Mary’s

On 2nd October, the Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity, 10am, Family Communion (Harvest and Pet Service), at St Michael’s

FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, OUR ONLINE WORSHIP WILL APPEAR HERE:

Sunday 18th September, the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: Parish Communion

Sunday 25th September, the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity: Parish Communion

Sunday 2nd October, the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity: Family communion (Harvest)

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The Joint Benefice of St Michael’s Betchworth and St Mary’s Buckland is seeking an ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC. For full details of the post and how to apply, please click HERE.

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PILLARS OF ST MICHAEL’S – LATEST NEWS

Dinner, magic entertainment and Auction of Promises – AFTER THE PERIOD OF MOURNING FOR HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II, THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON –
FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2022 at Betchworth Village Hall
Tickets £18 each – Tables of 8 or purchased individually
Please contact: andrewpatricklynch10@gmail.com
Spaces are limited, so buy your tickets now!
Bids accepted from people who cannot attend the evening.

TO SEE THE CATALOGUE OF AMAZING PROMISES, CLICK HERE!

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ST MICHAEL’S MISSION ACTION PLAN 2021-2025 – CLICK HERE.

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Bishop Christopher is calling us all to pray for the people of Ukraine and for peace. You are invited to use the attached prayer in public worship and private intercession. 
 
Bishop Christopher says: “This act of aggression impacts very harmfully on a free, democratic European state and on all the nations of Europe. I exhort you to pray for peace with justice for the people of Ukraine and commend the prayer written by the Dean.”
 
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York in their joint statement this morning have said: “The horrific and unprovoked attack on Ukraine is an act of great evil. Placing our trust in Jesus Christ, the author of peace, we pray for an urgent ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian forces. We call for a public decision to choose the way of peace and an international conference to secure long term agreements for stability and lasting peace.”

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Safeguarding Policy – Promoting a Safer Church

On 8th May 2019 the Parochial Church Council adopted the following Safeguarding Policy.

“In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy, our church is committed to:
• promoting a safer environment and culture
• safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church
• responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
• caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
• caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
• responding to those who may pose a present risk to others.
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TO READ OUR FULL SAFEGUARDING POLICIES AND FIND USEFUL LINKS CLICK HERE