St Michael & All Angels, Hartlip
St Michael & All Angels Church stands centrally in the picturesque village of Hartlip, backed by orchards and flanked by the popular C of E Primary School (Endowed), established by Mary Gibbon in the 1600s. The school and church have enjoyed a closely knit relationship for centuries ever since. Many village homes still treasure Mary Gibbon Bibles presented to former pupils.
We warmly welcome you to our church family, whatever your preference in terms of worship styles. Our Sunday services encompass All–Age worship to a more traditional Communion service each months, details of which can be found below. The school's Friday Worship takes place in the church each week during term-time, which is an open service especially for parents and family members. We have recently started a regular 'Messy Church' on a bi-monthly basis on a Saturday afternoon, which is a more informal way for families to explore the Christian message together through craft, games, story and music.
Our normal monthly service pattern (unless indicated):
1st Sunday 10.30am Morning Worship
2nd Sunday 10.30am All-Age Worship
3rd Sunday 10.30am Communion (Sung) with Upchurch Choir
We seek to be a focal point for the community. We are keen to see the church building being used by the village community. It is open each day during daylight hours for quiet reflection and prayer.
Different events are hosted by the church, including our 'Heart of the Matter' debates on a topical issue, occasional musical events, summer 'Sunday Teas' as well as the Harvest Supper. We also have an active ‘Friends of St Michael's' which offers practical and social benefit to both church and village.
For Christenings, Thanksgivings, Weddings, Marriage Blessings and Funerals please contact Rev. Julian Staniforth