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

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SERVICE for Sunday 28th February 2021, the Second Sunday of Lent.

Join our Sunday morning worship each week at 9.30am by Zoom, or by phone.
To join by Zoom, CLICK HERE and if prompted use Meeting ID: 829 5282 9842 and Passcode: 01737
To join by phone, Dial 0203 481 5237 and if prompted use Meeting ID: 829 5282 9842 and Passcode: 01737

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

BETCHWORTH PARISH MAGAZINE

The March issue of the Parish Magazine has just been published but we have been made aware that the delivery of Parish Magazines has been declared illegal at the present time by the Chief Constable of Surrey. We feel that this is somewhat overzealous, but we must abide by his ruling. So, we apologise that this month the magazines will not be delivered to your door by our team of local distributors, but will be available for collection either from the Church porch or from the Village Shop. Please take a copy for yourself and possibly for your neighbour. Following the Government’s recent announcements about the planned easing of the lockdown we are expecting delivery to back to normal next month
The Magazine Team

If you cannot collect a magazine, click on the image to read it online:

During lockdown, public worship is suspended in St Michael’s and St Mary’s churches until further notice.
There will be Zoom/dial-in and Online Sunday services, and a dial-in Spiritual Communion service on Thursday each week during this time – details below. The Online Service will be available on the website all week.

Weekly dial-in Spiritual Communion on Thursday at 9.30am – details:
Dial: 0333 0110 945
Room number: 10027764#
Guest PIN:5317#

Click here for the liturgy for the dial-in Spiritual Communion service.

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.

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