St Catherine, Manston

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St. Catherine is a Victorian brick church built by a Vicar of St. Laurence to serve this 'distant' part of the parish.  Our church is very attractive with its latticed-leaded windows and is the perfect size for most wedding ceremonies.  We can accommodate visiting choirs (in the past few years The Thanet Community Gospel Choir and The Thanet Male Voice Choir have both performed at weddings).

During the summer months we hold "Open Church" sessions - look out for this year's day and timings.  We have a Bring and Buy table for charity, a lending library and many practical activities on offer.  Look in the church magazine "The Beacon" for more details nearer the time.

In spring we hold an Art Festival - local artists may display their work for a small charge.  This is co-ordinated by Mike Samson of the Acol Art Group (he also has a gallery in York Street in Ramsgate).  The Festival runs over an entire weekend.  

Opposite the church is the village pub which caters for sit-down parties (such as wedding receptions).  Also, in the village is the licensed Manston Leisure Club which runs live music concerts, dancing and so on.  It is also available for hire for parties and wedding receptions (buffet-style catering is available by request).

Recently we have been hosting prayer meetings for Manston Airport.  Details of the next meeting can be found on the Support Manston website or outside the church in the week prior to the meeting (Saturday mornings).

We have a small friendly congregation - come and meet us!

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Morning Worship
Holy Communion takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month; children have special activities within the church. Family Worship takes place on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Services on any 5th Sundays are joint services with our sister church St Christopher's and the venue alternates.
On Sundays where there is a TEAM SERVICE at St Laurence there will be NO 9.30am service at St Catherine's.
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
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Priest in charge: The Revd Ian Andrew JACOBSON (Andrew)
Team Vicar: The Revd Olushola Ibiwunmi AOKO
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12043
Built: 1874
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CANTERBURY (561)
Deanery: Thanet (56109)
Benefice: St Laur in Thanet (06/200 M)
Parish Legal Name: St. Laurence in the Isle of Thanet (560183 )
CofE Church Info: (606185 6/185)
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The current editor is: Freda Parker

This page was last updated on Friday 4th August 2017
St Catherine : Preston Road, Manston, Kent, CT12 5BA - The church is situated on a crossroads in the centre of this Battle of Britain village, opposite the Jolly Farmer pub.

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