Welcome to the Stour Downs Parish.

Stour Downs

The Stour Downs parish was created in 2018, to serve the six rural communities of Brabourne, Mersham, Monks Horton, Sellindge, Smeeth and Stowting. 

From Monday 15th June, the churches in Brabourne, Monks Horton and Smeeth will be open in the daytime for an individual quiet space to reflect and pray. 
You must sanitise your hands and follow social distancing guidelines, and must not enter if you have Covid-19 symptoms. We await a time when it is manageable to safely open all our churches and for worship services to resume in the building. Our worship, prayer and gathering continues, but not within our church buildings.

There is a Sunday service at 9:30am live streamed from The Rectory to the Stour Downs Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Stour-Downs-Parish-275026813134319, or you can phone into a conference call to hear the service by telephone- please see the instructions on the page called "Virtual Church" on the menu above, where you can also download a service sheet and find out how to join a virtual gathering for coffee and chat via Zoom, which follows the service.


Rev Chris live streams Morning and Evening Prayer from The Rectory on our Stour Downs Facebook Page at 9am and 6pm for Evening Prayer. 

If you need someone to talk to in these difficult times, please get in touch.

If you or someone you know would find a parcel of essential food and toiletries useful, please get in touch with the office on 01303 470791 or parishpriest@stourdowns.org.uk or Di on 013030 813398

If you would like to colour a "thinking of you" message for someone you are missing, download here for a mindfulness activity for all ages.

This video explains how you might be able to support our work during this time.
Please email office@stourdowns.org.uk or scan this QR code if you can help.QR code

Rev ChrisOur Priest-in-Charge is Rev Chris Denyer.

Chris can be contacted on 01303 470791 or parishpriest@stourdowns.org.uk

Find us on Twitter  @DownsStour or Facebook- Stour Downs Parish.



Our Safeguarding Officer is Judy Hawkins - contact 01233 502746 or the Parish Office 01303 470791 or safeguarding@stourdowns.org.uk

There is a safeguarding tab in the main menu. To download our Safeguarding Statement click here or view in the PDF viewer below.