Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Whitstable

St John's Parish Church, Swalecliffe with Chestfield (Whitstable Team Ministry)


In line with the recent change in restrictions St John's has now suspended all communal worship in its church buildings.  The church will be OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ONLY (Sundays between 11.15am -12.00 noon) and social distancing must be observed at all times.  Face coverings are mandatory unless medically-exempt.  

The church can also open for recorded worship although the public may NOT attend.  Funerals and weddings may still take place although there is a limit on numbers of those attending.  For more information please email [email protected]

Please be assured that we continue to pray for our community in Swalecliffe and Chestfield, for those that work within the NHS, for carers and researchers and for those vulnerable people within our communities. We are praying particularly for health - physically, mentally and spiritually - during this challenging and difficult time.

If you or you know of anyone who needs anything and you think we may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.


St John's Parish Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at

MISSION STATEMENT:  We are here to grow closer to God, to share the Gospel of Christ and to serve our community.

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St John's Parish Church, Swalecliffe with Chestfield

Postal Address: St John's Centre 11 St John's Road Swalecliffe Whitstable Kent

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