The latest lockdown means that our churches can still remain open and public services can still take place but with the requirements that social distancing has to be maintained in our church buildings and masks need to be worn for services.

With the concerns and anxieties that many will have about going out of doors with the high rate of infection locally we have decided to limit our public services to just the one service each Sunday at 10.30am at Ripe church which will be streamed. If you would like a link for this Zoom link please email me.

 ( Click here to email ) This will inevitably affect how the service is conducted.

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

Services in DEANLAND are suspended as the Social Centre is not available for public use due to the virus.


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.

Geoffrey (rector@lrcchurches.co.uk 01323 811898