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.
Monthly Prayer Pilgrimage
Locations Listed Below
Take a breath this year to meet God in prayer
Celebratory prayer in various styles will focus on four themes:
Loving our church
Loving our neighbour
Gathering together in unity
27 February - Riverside Church, Thanet Way
27 March - Seasalter Christian Centre, Faversham Road
24 April - United Reformed Church, Middle Wall
22 May - St. John's Methodist Church, Argyle Road
26 June - All Saints Church, Church Street
31 July - The Harbour Church, Harbour Street
25 September - St. John The Baptist, Swalecliffe Court Drive
30 October - Swalecliffe Free Church, Herne Bay Road
27 November - Whitstable Baptist Church, Middle Wall
Seeing God's power bless and transform Whitstable
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.
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!
Churches Together in Kent
The commemoration of Luther's 500th Anniversary
Canterbury Cathedral Evensong
Sunday 15 October 2017 3:15pm
Preacher: Prelate Dagmar Zobel
Good Friday Walk of Witness
14 April 2017
From St. John's Church, Swalecliffe to St. Alphege Church Whitstable
This walk is an act of Christian witness and a mini-pilgrimage that helps us explore the events leading to Christ's crucifixion. An excellent foundation for the celebration to follow on resurrection Sunday.
We meet at Tankerton Evangelical Church in Northwood Road and walk to St. Alphege on the High Street. There will be stops along the way for worship and reflection at the Catholic Convent garden, Reeves Beach and the Harbour. The last part of the walk along the High Street will be made in total silence.