Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Bonnington

About Us

The church is normally always open for public worship and private devotion but unfortunately has had to be closed during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We normally welcome pilgrims from far and wide as we know from the many entries in our visitors' book. We look forward to when we can welcome visitors again. See 'News and notices' for latest information on opening.

Services were held regularly on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month at 9.00am. The services were Holy Communion using Common Worship. We have organists and services included hymns. We would usually serve coffee after the services and all were welcome.

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays there would normally have been Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer at St Peter and Paul, Bilsington.

We are part of the Saxon Shoreline Benefice. A new Rector of the Benefice the Reverend Graham Halsall took up his post on 19th January 2021. He can be contacted on 01233 329072 and [email protected]

We are fortunate in having the services of several retired priests who normally help with the services.

The Parochial Church Council has adopted the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England. In particular we are committed to:

The safeguarding of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children or vulnerable adults, using the Disclosure and Barring service amongst other tools, to check their suitability.

Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed.

Cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation.

Ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who as experienced abuse.

Extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or vulnerable adults whilst ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are protected from them.

Our Benefice Safeguarding Coordinator is Pauline Williams Email: [email protected]

Our Churchwarden is Dr Norman Corfield Tel: 01233 720241

Any child wishing to talk about a problem can contact ChildLine on 0800 1111.

Any parent or carer wishing to talk about parenting problems can contact Family Lives on 0808 800 2222.

If necessary it is possible to contact Diocesan Safeguarding Team Tel. 01227 459401