Facilities and features


CHURCH: Toilets are available in the church
CHURCH CENTRE: There are two toilets with one accessible toilet.

CHURCH CENTRE: A baby-changing table and toilet-training equipment is available.

CHURCH: On-street car parking is available as well as a car park (adjacent to the church), located at the bottom of Long Rock.
CHURCH CENTRE: Off-street car parking is available adjacent to building.

CHURCH CENTRE: There is an accessible toilet with hand-rails and wide door.

CHURCH CENTRE: Disabled car park spaces are available.

Access is via a ramped pathway to the rear of the church.

Disabled access is available at the rear of the building adjacent to the disabled parking spaces.

There are induction loops in both the Church and the Church Centre

All service sheets and books are produced in large print versions

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Our Building

St John's Parish Church is a Grade 2 Listed Building

St John's is striving to become an Eco Church

Music and Worship

A single bell that is rung before services

Occasional one-off events

The organ in St John's was rebuilt in 1968 by Brownes (of Ash, Kent) reusing material from an older instrument (Eagles, of c1850) in memory of Jane Ougham, a former organist of the church. More information available at https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=P00005

Book of Common Prayer Services

Our choir has been stood down in the current public health crisis.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Nurture Courses

Blast! is held on Mondays, 3.30 - 5pm at St John's Centre for children aged 5 - 11. Please visit our website at www.swalecliffestjohns.co.uk to learn more

6th Whitstable Scout Group hold regular parade services occur throughout the year

COFFEE BREAK - Every Tuesday at 10am. See Events for further information

Please see our list of events

6th Whitstable Scout Group hold regular parade services occur throughout the year

Fridays (term-time only), 9.30 - 11am in the Church Centre. 60p per child (includes drinks and snack). A popular drop-in group offering friendship, play, music and messy crafts.

6th Whitstable Scout Group hold regular parade services occur throughout the year

Help for Visitors

Notes on the history of the church are available

Please see our list of services and events for opening times

Other Features

St John's is committed to being a Fairtrade church

There is a Food Bank collection bin located in the Church Centre

There is a hearing induction loop in the centre and the church. Large-print versions of all service sheets are available.

St John's Centre is available for hire - please see the heading for the centre.