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

9th January 2021

During the current lockdown, both PCCs have received permission to suspend public worship in St Michael’s and St Mary’s churches until further notice.
There will be dial-in and online Sunday services each week during this time – details below.

Weekly dial-in Service of the Word on Sunday at 9.30am – details for the dial-in service:
Dial: 0333 0110 945
Room number: 10027764#
Guest PIN:5317#

Click here for the liturgy for the dial-in Service of the Word.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SERVICE, Sunday 10th January 2021, the First Sunday of Epiphany.

AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY? CLICK HERE FOR SOME ACTIVITIES TO DO TOGETHER.

THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING DUE TO BE HELD IN ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH ON SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND IS TO BE REARRANGED.

TO KEEP YOU SAFE, COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE IN PLACE.  TO READ THEM, CLICK HERE.

Worship Resources can also be found at:

Church of England website:
• Weekly service broadcasts – these be made available each Sunday through the Church of England’s Facebook page.
• Time to Pray app – everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year. Download for free.
• Daytime prayer and Night prayer service audio – building on the existing daily prayer feed, this includes daytime prayer and night prayer for each day. It will be available as a downloadable app in the coming weeks

• The BBC’s Daily Service and Sunday Worship – radio programmes will be using some of the themes from #LiveLent as part of their broadcasts.
• Prayer for the day – each day the Church of England publishes audio and text of the Prayer for the Day.

• Mental health reflections – 13 daily reflections that seek to provide hope, reassurance and comfort. We have also published five tips to help tackle loneliness and isolation

The Archbishop of Canterbury also offers a free Daily hope line: 0800 804 8044
This offers a message from Archbishop Justin together with ‘hymns we love’ – a daily resource and includes singing a well-known hymn then looking at its author and the hymns message.

This lovely booklet is available from Revd. Anna
Please email: rectorbetchworthandbuckland@gmail.com
Tel: 01737901860/07939 388607

TO DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THIS INFORMATION, CLICK HERE

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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.
[…]”

TO READ OUR FULL SAFEGUARDING POLICIES AND FIND USEFUL LINKS CLICK HERE