Churches Together

CTiW is a visible sign of our commitment to deepen our communion with Christ and to proclaim the Gospel together by common witness and service. This united strength comes from people of different traditions in Whitstable finding new ways to work, pray and worship together.

The Haven Project

This joint venture offers light refreshments, laundry and shower facilities to rough sleepers in Whitstable.

For further information contact Revd. Martin Belgrove by email or at (01227) 276326

Currently, the Haven project has need of the following items:

food tins with ring pulls

ladies and men's jeans, sizes 28—32

ladies and men's t- shirts

boxer shorts (small—large)

ladies pants (small—large)

Items can be left at the church with an Elder.

Whitstable Beach Pastors

We engage with people on the streets to care for them, listen to them and help them. We work together with other partners in the night-time economy to make our community safer.

Whitstable Beach Pastors in the Guardian

Beach Pastors is the local name for Whitstable Street Pastors, under the umbrella of The Ascension Trust and supported through Churches Together in Whitstable.

Commissioned in 2012, Whitstable Beach Pastors offer support to Whitstable's evening time activities, both in the town centre, but also along the beach. We will patrol from 7pm to midnight (this matches the identified need after consultation with local Police and the local Community Safety Unit) in the main. However, as we are a seasonal location, we will also patrol on other key dates in Summer both during the day and the evening. One key factor in our project is the identified issue of young people drinking on the beaches at night and making themselves vulnerable.

Most recently we supported the Whitstable Oyster Festival which commenced the day after we were commissioned as Street Pastors.

When the pastors go out on a Friday evening they are supported by a prayer team who remain at the base (St John's Methodist Church), and offer encouragement through prayer, conversation, tea and biscuits. This prayer team is a vital part of the project and we are currently looking for new members of this team.

The commitment is generally one Friday evening a month from 7pm to midnight, (although it is accepted that some members of the group go home a bit earlier). This is a great opportunity to get involved and to meet other people in the Whitstable church community.

If you are interested, or would like to know more, please get in touch!