St Botolph's Church
St Botolph's Church is located on Pilgrim's Way, just over a mile north from the school. The most recent Church newsletter can be found on the church website link.
The school continues to enjoy very close links with its lively and vibrant local church, St Botolph's, Chevening. 2018 saw great celebrations of 200 years of schooling in the Parish, marking the original intention and foundation by the local parishes of Chevening, Sundridge and Brasted and the Earl and Countess Stanhope.
The school and church congregation joined together for a special Sunday Service to mark the special anniversary, with previous Rectors, the local MP and Rochester Diocesan Board in attendance. Following a super exhibition of learning in school, local residents, past pupils, families and staff spent time happily reminiscing and sharing different school experiences and memories; the current pupils created a permanent memorial of '200 years of education' by creating a wonderful mosaic with Sue Salter, which was installed in July 2019.
During the interregnum at St Botolph's Church 2019-20, we welcomed ministerial support from local Anglican and evangelical churches for regular Acts of Worship in school. Now that Rev Hannah Adams, has arrived, we enjoy her involvement in school life. We usually visit the church for our own internal services, such as end of term celebrations, Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers' Services.
Services at St Botolph's Church:
Our monthly services are as follows:
9am Holy Communion (3rd Sunday of the month is BCP Holy Communion)
10.30am Sunday Worship (Kids' Groups 1st & 3rd Sundays)
5pm informal service in Chevening Church Hall (every 3rd Sunday)
Children's groups at St Botolph's:
Stay and Play
Every Sunday at the 10.30am Service; an area dedicated to under 4s, if your child is a little distracted during the service - please feel free to use this space to play with them.
St Botolph's Kids meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
The church has a link with the Diocese of Kondoa in Tanzania, which the school shares, through its link with Mpendo School. Children from Chevening have visited the school, following arrangements with the church and later gave exciting reports on all that they had been up to whilst in Tanzania.