Welcome to the Anglican churches of Eynsford, Farningham and Lullingstone
We exist to glorify God and enjoy him forever
We welcome all to join us
It is with great joy that we have resumed public worship on Sundays.
Please read the following so we can all stay safe:
Lifting of restrictions
The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England's Recovery Group, has encouraged churches and individuals to continue to take precautions to protect the vulnerable from Covid-19.
Bishop Sarah says, ‘this is a difficult point in the course of the pandemic. Despite vaccination rates, cases are up, hospital admissions are up and long covid remains an ongoing concern. Therefore, our approach needs to be cautious and careful. Taking personal responsibility means responsibility for our neighbour, not just for ourselves, and taking precautions to protect those more vulnerable than we consider ourselves to be.’
Bearing this in mind, the Benefice will be cautious in lifting restrictions so that those who feel vulnerable but have been comfortable to come to church with restrictions in place, will continue to feel able to do so. We ask for your patience and understanding so that no-one feels unable to attend church.
From this week you will no longer have to contact the Rector if you wish to attend church, but we will be asking you to leave your name and contact details as you enter church for NHS Test & Trace. We will continue to request that you use hand sanitiser and wear masks for the protection of yourself and those around you whilst in the building. Although we are no longer required to socially distance, if you feel more comfortable having space around you, we will be arranging the seating so that this can be accommodated. If you have particular concerns please do speak to Rev’d Dorothy.
Some folks will be happy and comfortable to be close to others and some folks will be anxious and uncertain. Please be respectful and understanding of others’ wishes if they prefer to keep social distance, so that everyone who wishes to worship in church will feel able to attend our services. The PCCs will be completing risk assessments and monitoring the situation with regard to the increasing rates of infection in the Sevenoaks district in order to endeavour to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your help in protecting one another.
We are committed to creating a safe church for all.
To find out more please click here
Benefice Office Move
Please note there are now tenants in the Rectory, so please do not visit the Rectory if you need to contact the Rector. Please see details for contacting Rev'd Dorothy here.
Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.
The vicar/churchwardens of our three churches can be
contacted in an emergency by telephoning 07969175768 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please be considerate when leaving your home.
To find worship resources to use during this time if you cannot come to church please click here