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

June 2021 – Consultation on future patterns of worship in St Michael’s and St Mary’s – a message from Revd Anna and the Wardens:

We would like to ask for your views on the present number and time of regular Sunday services offered by both churches and what services you would like to see in future. At the moment during the present phased route out of lockdown, we have one live communion service at 11 am each Sunday, alternating between both churches and including a family friendly Eucharist service on the first Sunday of the month.

This pattern will continue until September when we hope we can hold unrestricted services. Given that we have limited resources, the principal one being that Anna is only part time, we are interested to hear what services you would like offered in the post Covid world.

We would really value your views on what you want for your church. Please reply by completing a simple questionnaire (click here to download) and place it in the box provided in the church, or emailing directly to the Rector’s email address of  rectorbetchworthandbuckland@gmail.com

Thank you. Anna and the Churchwardens.

Sunday morning worship on 13th June, the Second Sunday After Trinity, will be Parish Communion at St Mary’s.

FOR OUR ONLINE WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY 13TH JUNE, THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, CLICK HERE.

AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY? CLICK HERE FOR FAMILY ACTIVITIES.

Please make space in your diary on Sunday 27th June 2-5pm at St Michael’s for the launch of the PILLARS OF ST MICHAEL’S, a community group dedicated to preserving our beautiful medieval church building for future generations – details below.

TO KEEP YOU SAFE, COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE IN PLACE (revised March 2021).  TO READ THEM, CLICK HERE.

THE PROVISIONAL DATE FOR THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING IS SUNDAY 16TH MAY 2021.

Greetings from St Michael’s after a rare and beautiful Snow Day (24th January 2021)!

For more beautiful photos of the church and village in the snow, 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