Online Service details

Information on baptisms, weddings, funerals or burials please see Special Services.

Following the Church of England Coronavirus guidelines, all services are suspended and the church building is currently closed.

Links to videos of previous services on YouTube click on the links below:
Easter 4 – Guest preacher Neville Emslie
Easter 3 – Active Church
Easter 2
Easter Day
Good Friday
Palm Sunday
Lent 5
Mothering Sunday Smarden, Mothering Sunday Biddenden

We’re delighted that the congregations of Bethersden, High Halden and Woodchurch will be joining and helping and taking part in our online services.

This Sunday 31st May, we will be celebrating  Pentecost with a Zoom service at 10am.

Join us at 10am with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88666331870
Meeting ID: 886 6633 1870

Every week , we hold a live streaming Sunday Service at 10am:

Join us at 10am with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/663570899
Meeting ID: 663-570-899

For details of activities and how you can take part please look at our Notices Page

Looking ahead at the following Sundays:
31st May   Pentecost Eucharist (Common Worship)

Preparing for services:

For live streamed Eucharists we invite you to prepare your own bread, or cracker, fruit juice or wine, before the service, which you can consume as part of our Eucharistic celebration.

To join the service ; click on the Zoom link above. We find it works best if you have to download the Zoom software on your computer first, but it will work via a web browser as well.  Sign in using the relevant meeting ID, given above. It should only take a few minutes, but it’s worth giving yourself plenty of time to complete it.   We’ll be ready and live streaming from 9:30am, to sort out any technical difficulties, and aiming to start at 10am.  One thing we have learned from from previous live streamed services, is the importance of controlling your microphone!  When you log in, your microphone will automatically be set to mute, which means you won’t be heard by others.  We now have the ability to control this, and will experiment with switching you on and off (for instance when we pray the Lord’s prayer)

If you know someone who will not have access to a computer, they may wish to join by phoning one of these numbers.  Please let them know one of these phone number and pass on the details.  If a number is engaged, please try the next number in the list.
+44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
+44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 663-570-899

After our service join us for coffee:

After the streamed service  we are going to have a virtual equivalent of coffee so that you have the opportunity to see and speak to people.  We have set up separate Zoom sessions for each church, details of which are below.  You will need to leave the service meeting and then click on the link the join the relevant ‘coffee’ session – whether or not you would like to make yourself a cup of tea of coffee is up to you!

When you join the meeting your microphone and video will be on so please be aware of this and remember that everyone else can see and hear everything, however quiet you think you are being.  Also, please bear in mind that Zoom will only pick up one person speaking at a time – it will cut in and out if everyone speaks at the same time.  If you would like to mute yourself then click on the microphone icon (top of the screen on an ipad (you might need to tap on the screen to see it), bottom of the screen on a computer) – a red line through it means you are muted so no one can hear you, no line means everyone else can hear (the same for the video).

Smarden virtual coffee – Hosted by Edward Demery
https://zoom.us/j/99403406365?pwd=RTFJdDJ0Q3dQb1gwUkxDV1VXaTl4dz09
Meeting ID: 994 0340 6365
Password: 2F6mqQ

Biddenden virtual coffee
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/735397504
Meeting ID: 735 397 504

Bethersden virtual coffee – Hosted by Sam Buckman
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77857073729?pwd=MmM4ejJIaWl2a3JNOEQzTVNOQzFhdz09
Meeting ID: 778 5707 3729
Password: 675209

High Halden virtual coffee – Hosted by Chris and Pauline Rose
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8536260947
Meeting ID: 853 626 0947

Woodchurch virtual coffee
Sorry this is not available this week.  Will you have a go at hosting this for us?  Please contact Alex.

Live Streaming Morning Prayer
9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:

By computer, join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/928892027?pwd=enUrM24wSjNPZzZ4RW1XMTBCaC9xZz09

Meeting ID: 928 892 027
Password: 046148

By phone:
+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
Meeting ID: 928 892 027

Please note that there are only four phone lines available per call so if you are phoning in, it is best to call earlier to secure your place.

Live Streaming Night Prayer
9pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

By computer, join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/736850522?pwd=RXdKMHp4SFd6ZnpPWUk5d2hOWE9kUT09

Meeting ID: 736 850 522
Password: 015640

By phone:
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
+44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom

How to join us?
Click on the Zoom link. We find it works best if you have to download the Zoom software on your computer first, but it will work via a web browser as well. Sign in using the relevant meeting ID, given above. It should only take a few minutes, but it’s worth giving yourself plenty of time to complete before we due to start. Generally we’ll be ready and live streaming 30mins before a service starts, to sort out any technical difficulties. We’ll be controlling your microphones, so don’t worry about muting and un-mutting your microphone. Your microphone will automatically be set to mute when you log in.

It’s also possible to join by phoning one of the numbers. If one is engaged try another number. It’s great if you let people know who don’t have access to a computer this possibility.  Please note that there are only four phone lines available per call so if you are phoning in, it is best to call earlier to secure your place.