Plaxtol Church

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

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


Recovery after  lockdown: Our church building remains open for individual private prayer daily between 9am and 3.30pm. Our worship together on Sundays is now back to a full program, please see the schedule at the bottom of this page. 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 safe on their own.

Vacancy in See: The Bishop of Rochester retires in July, and the process to find his successor is now underway with a wide consultation. You can submit your views by following the relevant survey at Diocese of Rochester | Help us find a new bishop (

1. Peter Brewin 01732-810361 or
2. Vacant

Deputy Churchwardens:
for Preparation of the Church for worship on Sundays: Sian Rickard and Janet Phythian
for Weddings and Funerals: Andy Doughty
for Access (Open, warm and safe): Anne Bowles
for Church Building Maintenance: Andy Tawse
for Churchyard Maintenance: Peter Webb

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 2nd May – Fifth Sunday of Easter
08.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Plaxtol
09.30 Parish Communion at Shipbourne
11.00 Family Communion at Plaxtol

Wednesday 5th May 
19.00 Benefice Communion with the Bishop of Rochester
20.00 Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting 

Sunday 9th May – Sixth Sunday of Easter
08.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Shipbourne
09.30 Matins (1662) at Shipbourne
11.00 Parish Communion at Plaxtol

Thursday 13th May – Ascension Day
20.00 Benefice Festival Communion at Plaxtol

Sunday 16th May – Sunday after Ascension Day
8.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Plaxtol
9.30 Parish Communion at Shipbourne
11.00 Community@11 at Plaxtol

Sunday 23rd May – Pentecost
08.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Shipbourne
09.30 Family Service at Shipbourne
11.00 Parish Communion at Plaxtol

Sunday 30th May – Trinity Sunday
08.00 Holy Communion (1662) at Plaxtol
09.30 Holy Communion (1662) with hymns at Shipbourne
11.00 Morning Worship at Plaxtol
18.00 Evensong at Plaxtol