Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Stour Downs

St John the Baptist, Mersham

Welcome to John the Baptist, Mersham, one of the six historic churches in the beautiful Stour Downs Parish. There is a variety of worship on offer across our churches each week, and you will receive a warm welcome at our church -whatever stage of life or faith you are at.

Our own website and our Facebook page (Stour Downs Parish) have more details of our events and services.

Rev Chris Denyer can be contacted at the Parish Office on 01303 470791 or at [email protected] Liz is our Parish Administrator and she works Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15am-1:15pm and her email is [email protected] Judy Hawkins is our Safeguarding Officer - [email protected]

The parish of Stour Downs is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Canterbury’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Rev Chris Denyer

The Rectory Church Road Smeeth

Our website

Evening Prayer

Every day at 6 p.m. for 15m

Facebook Stour Downs Parish Page

Short service of reading and prayer with Rev Chris live from the Rectory

Live stream Evening Worship/Prayer

Coronavirus suspends services

20 Mar 2020, 2:45 p.m.