Facilities and features



It's free parking with plenty of space, with roadside parking in addition.

Accessible Toilet

Easily accessible.

Available upon request.

We have a regular blind member of our congregation. The wonderful dog has prime viewing and his own water bowl.

We cater where we know this is an issue. Happy to do more upon request.

Our Building

Part of the historic ambience that goes with a Victorian building.

Volunteers open the church on a rota basis usually from 9.30 a.m. until dusk. We have a prayer book where individual requests can be conveyed to the Rector and the prayer team.

Yes, we are proud custodians of a historic building.

Music and Worship

A single chiming bell that has been calling worshippers to church since 1612.

Annual Jazz Carols is a fixture along with occasional concerts organised by our Music Director.

Played at every service by our organist/music director.

Weekly rehearsals led by our music director enable worship through hymns on a typical Sunday morning.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Our friendly group meet at the Rectory each Tuesday to dip into the Bible with tea/coffee and occasional cake.

Our Rector Tim leads these from time to time subject to demand.

Monthly Community Cafe first Saturday of each month at the nearby Parish Room.

Our DBS checked volunteers lead this from time to time.

The glue that hold the church together. On a typical week, you might check the service times on our website (designed and administered by a volunteer) before attending a morning or afternoon Sunday service. You might admire the grounds, lovingly maintained by volunteers (we call them Earth Angels), before being greeted at the Church entrance by one or two of our Welcome Team (volunteers), stepping into a polished Church cleaned by volunteers and admire the flowers arranged by the flower teams (volunteers). Perhaps notice a change of colours - thank you Wardens (volunteers) and enjoy the hymns (thank you choir) – all volunteers, listen to the readings (thank you readers) – volunteers; intercessory prayers (they don’t write themselves) – volunteers, perhaps take Communion organised by the Wardens, all of which underpins and supports the sermon from Tim. “Please stay for tea and cake” comes the call, and refreshments are then served by volunteers. And then candles get snuffed, crockery gets washed, communion cups get dish-washed, records are kept, the Church tidied for another day.

Help for Visitors

We think it's important to be open and accessible. Volunteers open the church on a rota basis usually from 9.30 a.m. until dusk.

Other Features

Thanks to all who have supported our local Food Bank collections. These are used to support local families, with the excess primarily donated to Sevenoaks Larder. Donations can be dropped into Halstead Rectory. Please don’t donate fresh/frozen items as these may perish before they can be used.

Good speaker system and services are screen-based.

Conservation Area

We have our North Room that can accommodate small groups of up to 12-15 people.