Plaxtol Church

Rector of Shipbourne with Plaxtol:
Rev. Dr. Peter Hayler,

The Rectory,
The Street,
Plaxtol TN15 0QG
Tel: 01732-811081

Messages of condolence following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, can be sent online at 

Recovery after  lockdown: Our church building remains open for individual private prayer daily between 9am and 3.30pm. From Sunday 7th March, our worship together begins again, gradually, please see the schedule at the bottom of this page. We understand if you feel the need to stay home and stay safe for longer, and we will continue to provide readings and prayers online, and to broadcast some services online in Holy Week, on Good Friday, and on Easter morning. Social distancing and the wearing of face-coverings remains mandatory in places of worship. Exemptions apply for those under the age of 11 and those with respiratory conditions; those leading and reading can remove their face-coverings. Please use the hand-sanitiser, both as you enter and as you leave, and please leave a tally mark on the chalk board to help us assess footfall and adjust our cleaning regime accordingly. Names and contact details are recorded with explicit consent on Sundays to enable our co-operation with Track & Trace efforts in the event of a local breakout. A QR-code is also available to scan into the NHS Track & Trace App’. We have carried out all necessary checks to try to ensure everyone’s safety, but the clinically vulnerable may wish to come into church during the week when they can be safely on their own.

Lent Book:
Phoebe: a story by Paula Gooder (ISBN 978-0830852451) – available in paperback, hardback, Kindle edition and audiobook. A Zoom ‘Book-Club’ event is planned for after Easter; expressions of interest should be forwarded to Joan (810955 or or Marius (


1. Adrienne Brewin 01732-810361 or
2. Vacant

Lay Ministers:
Peter Brewin 
is our Reader/Licensed Lay Minister: Tel: 01732-810361
Carol Crossley is our Pastoral Assistant and would be grateful to hear of any sick parishioner needing a home visit or who would like Home Communion: Tel: 01732-810801

Plaxtol Church follows the Safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Rochester in respect of all Children, and Adults who are vulnerable. Carol Crossley is the Safeguarding Officer.

Our forthcoming Church Services are as follows:

Sunday 11th April – Second Sunday of Easter
08.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Shipbourne
09.30 Matins (1662) at Shipbourne
11.00 Parish Communion at Plaxtol

Sunday 18th April – Third Sunday of Easter
8.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Plaxtol
9.30 Parish Communion at Shipbourne
11.00 Community@11 at Plaxtol

Sunday 25th April – Fourth Sunday of Easter
08.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Shipbourne
09.30 Family Service at Shipbourne
11.00 Parish Communion at Plaxtol

The Funeral of the late Edna Peckham (Fri 9th April at 11am) can be viewed at