Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Whitstable

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

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.

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

CHURCH CENTRE ONLY:
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

Open for private prayer on Sundays between 10-10.30am and again between 11am-12noon

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


Music and Worship

Our bell is currently under repair and will be re-hung in due course

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

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

ONLINE COFFEE MORNINGS VIA ZOOM: 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

CHATTERBOX BABY & TODDLER GROUP
Fridays (term-time only), 9.30 - 11.30am in the Church Centre. £1 per adult, 50p per child (includes drinks and snack). A popular drop-in group offering friendship, play, music and messy crafts. PLEASE NOTE CHATTERBOX IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

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


Help for Visitors

Please see our list of services and events for opening times


Other Features

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

St John's is committed to being a Fairtrade church

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