About Us

Our vision
We will be a welcoming, enthusiastic and caring Church that tells of God's Love and the power of prayer.
We will spread the word of God by word and by example to all in our community. 

How we work
Our Church is run by our Members, who elect a group of Elders to carry out the day to day oversight of the Church.  The position of Minister at our Church is held by Revd. Martin Belgrove, who was ordained and inducted at a service on Saturday 25th July 2015.  Revd. Martin Belgrove also serves as Minister for Herne Bay and Faversham United Churches - together we form the North East Kent Coast Pastorate.  

Our previous Minister, Revd. Geoffrey Collins, retired at the end of July 2014 after over 20 years as Minister of our Church.  Revd. Rodney Wood acted as our Church's Interim Moderator to oversee the process to call our new Minister.

Background and history
Whitstable URC was originally the Whitstable Congregational Church, formed in 1808.  It became the Whitstable United Reformed Church in 1972.  Whitstable URC is part of The United Reformed Church - 'Called to be God’s people, transformed by the Gospel, making a difference in today’s world'.

Whitstable URC is part of Churches Together in Whitstable, which encourages our churches to share together in worship and other activities.

Who we support
We support various charities including The Leprosy Mission, Christian Aid and Interserve. We also support the Operation Christmas Child 'shoebox' appeal.