For all enquiries on church matters,
please contact the Rector, Revd Sebastian Hamilton
by email: [email protected] or telephone: 01304 746033
Advent Sunday Service of Lessons and Music
With thanks to Revd Sebastian Hamilton, officiant,
Julian Sampson, choir master, Robert Tapsfield, organist, the choir of St Clements,
the readers and congregation,
Sue and Lance Austin for sides duties,
John and Annie Simmons for wine, Angela Frewin for food
and Carol and Michael Attenborough for their support.
Remembrance Sunday 2023
Grateful thanks to Reverend Howard Pashley, officiant, Julian Sampson, organist,
the flower arrangers, Mrs Bean for the Remembrance soldier, and
Carol and Michael Attenborough for serving refreshments at their home
Harvest Festival Communion
was held on
Sunday 1st October 2023
We were delighted to welcome our new rector,
Reverend Sebastian Hamilton to the parish of Worth
The Institution of the Reverend Sebastian J. M. Hamilton,
as Rector of the benefice of the parishes of Sandwich and Worth
was conducted by Bishop The Right Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover
and the Induction by The Venerable Darren Miller, Archdeacon of Ashford
at St Clement’s Church in Sandwich.
on Sunday 17th September 2023 at 3 pm with Choral Evensong.
Secrets of St Peter and St Paul’s Church Tours
were held on Sunday 18th June 2023.
Many thanks to the guides, volunteers and visitors who made this
an interesting and successful fundraiser
for the St Peter and St Paul Worth Preservation Trust.
Tour guides: Lance Austin and John Simmons
Five tours inside and outside the church took place which gave visitors the opportunity to discover the history of St Peter and St Paul Church from when it began as a Chapel of Ease in the 12th Century until today as the parish church of Worth.
Items of silver and glass and church records from mid 18th century, which belong to the church of St Peter and St Paul are usually deposited with the Canterbury Cathedral Archive and Library for safe keeping.
The PCC wishes to thank Cressida Williams, Archives and Library Manager for Canterbury Cathedral for allowing it to have these items on loan for the church to share with visitors.
Some examples (photos by kind permission of Annie Simmons)
Chalice/communion cup, sterling silver, dated 1718.
Inscription: Worth in Kent
Flagon, sterling silver, dated 1748.
Inscription: Deo Servatori
Salver, sterling silver, dated 1768
Inscription: The Parish of Worth in Kent
Flagon, sterling silver and glass, dated 1881. Inscription: The Parish of Worth in Kent
More photos to follow by courtesy of Julie Elmes – many thanks from the PCC
Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May 2023
The church bells of St Peter and St Paul rang out at 10.00 am to celebrate
Thanks to our volunteer bell ringers
Vestry Meeting And Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2023
was held on Wednesday 26th April 2023
at St Peter and St Paul Church at 7 pm.
Thank you to everyone who attended
Remembrance Sunday 2022
With thanks to Revd Howard Pashley, officiant,
Julian Sampson, organist,
Carol Attenborough, floral arrangements,
Jean Bean, creating the soldier
A Farewell Tea Party for Reverend Canon Mark Roberts was held in the Parish Hall
on the afternoon of Saturday 24th September 2022
The St Peter and St Paul Worth Preservation Trust
held a fundraiser in the church on the evening of 24th September 2022.
We were delighted to welcome the Thanet Male Voice Choir.
The Book of Condolence has now been removed from the church
and is in the safekeeping of Worth Parish Council (30th September 2022)
WORTH VILLAGE OPEN GARDENS
Proceeds in aid of St Peter and St Paul Church
This took place on Sunday 12th June 2022
The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen
was celebrated with a special service
on Sunday 5th June 2022
Church open for private and individual prayer
Open Church resumed on Sunday 2nd February 2022
The church is open for private/individual prayer
from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm daily
A full risk assessment had been carried out.
The Parochial Church Council of St Peter and St Paul has agreed to resume Eucharist services on the first Sunday of each month from 4th April 2021 onwards. Please see Services page for latest information.
Sunday 26th June 2022 at 6.30 am
Patronal Evensong with the Choir of St Clements
Followed by wine and nibbles
All are very welcome
Remembrance Sunday 14th November 2021
Harvest Festival 3rd October 2021
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: 8th November 2020
There will not be a church service this year due to the latest Covid-19 guidance from the Government. However, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Worth, following a 2-minute silence at 11.00 am. Representatives from the Parochial Church Council and the Worth Parish Council will lay the wreaths.