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. 

A Prayer for The Stour Downs Parish
Loving God, we commit into your hands all who live, work, learn or worship - both online and in church buildings- within the Stour Downs Parish. Bless our communities of Brabourne, Mersham, Monks Horton, Sellindge, Smeeth and Stowting. May these be places of safety, peace and belonging for all to enjoy. Bless those who pass through, let a warm welcome be extended to both stranger and neighbour, and may the love of Christ dwell in our hearts. 
In Jesus name, Amen. 

9:30am  Sunday services are live streamed on the Stour Downs Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Stour-Downs-Parish-275026813134319. You can download a service booklet by clicking here if you wish to use this at home (click here for the service from 31st October).

There is a 9:30am Parish Communion alternating between Smeeth and Mersham churches, which is live-streamed. We also have services at 11am (10am in Brabourne)  and 6pm evening services. Please see the Sunday Services tab above for further details.
A service sheet to print and bring along as your own copy to church (there are copies prepared in church) is available by clicking here  (or click here for the service from 31st October).

There is a Remembering Lost Loved Ones service on Sunday 31st October at 3pm in Smeeth.  If you would like to attend and/or remember a loved one, please let us know so that their names are included in the service- email office@stourdowns.org.uk.

Please see the updated Covid arrangements from 19th July available here or on the page in the menu above (current Covid arrangements).

The churches in Brabourne, Monks Horton, Stowting and Smeeth are open in the daytime as  a quiet space to reflect and pray

Rev Chris and Rev  Susan live stream Morning and Evening Prayer on our Stour Downs Facebook Page at 9:15am and 5pm Monday to Friday. 
Morning Prayer uses Common Worship and Evening Prayer follows the Northumbrian Community Evening Prayer liturgy and readings (see virtual church page for links).
 https://www.facebook.com/Stour-Downs-Parish-275026813134319



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 01303 813398

Please visit the page "Can you help us?" on the menu to consider supporting us in these difficult financial times,  or scan this QR code and follow the instructions.
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Rev Chris


Our Vicar is Reverend Chris Denyer.

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

Revd Susan Manners

Our Curate, Reverend Susan Manners. Email  revsusanmanners@gmail.com

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

Safeguarding Officer

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