Welcome to the Stour Downs Parish.
The Stour Downs parish was created in 2018, to serve the six rural communities of Brabourne, Mersham, Monks Horton, Sellindge, Smeeth and Stowting.
The Bishop of Dover has given permission for St Mary's, Sellindge, to be designated the FIRST "Festival Church" in the Canterbury Diocese.
Read what this means as part of our vision for the future of St Mary's and the community of Sellindge here.
Currently, the churches in Brabourne, Monks Horton, Stowting and Smeeth are open in the daytime as a quiet space to reflect and pray.
As a phased return to worshipping in our church buildings, our next service is at Smeeth Church on 2nd August. There will be measures in place to follow current guidance and capacity is unfortunately limited. The Sunday service at 9:30am will also be live streamed to the Stour Downs Facebook Page , 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.
We would welcome feedback about the impact of our virtual services online or by phone during "lockdown", either click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.
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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 email@example.com or Di on 013030 813398
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