Laughton, Ripe & Chalvington Churches



Our churches have now re-opened for private visits and prayer. Hand sanitisers will be available for visitors.

Plans for weddings and funerals to return to our church buildings with a minimal congregation are now possible with social-distancing restrictions and a maximum capacity of 30 persons


Public worship is now possible on Sundays but subject to social distancing rules and so we plan to have one Service of Holy Communion each Sunday which people can attend. As there will be congregation members who will be unable or unwilling to attend public services yet that Sunday service will continue to be live streamed. (email me for the link - Click here to email ) This will inevitably affect how the service is conducted.

For details of Sunday services see the 'Services this Month' page

The size of Chalvington church means that it will not be possible to have services there with the necessary self-distancing.

Laughton church will be closing at the end of July for 12 weeks so that the building works for the new kitchen and toilet can get under way.

The new website has been set up in order to facilitate the sharing of information in our church communities and villages.

Both village shops and the shop at Deanland are actively engaged in food deliveries in the community and appear to have a good supply of volunteer drivers. In the meantime should there be any concerns about local people in the community who are in need of assistance in some way I’m very happy to be contacted and will attempt to help in any way I can, even if it's only by making a telephone call.

There is a new page on the website 'Home worship' which gives resources so that we can pray and worship God at home. Please use.

I will be keeping the whole of our community in my prayers and look forward to the day when we can once again join together in worship.

Geoffrey ( 01323 811898