Everyone is hugely welcome at our Whitstable site. Whether you’re a Christian or just looking into Christianity we would love to get to know you.
We believe that Church is a family and so aim to make our times together feel that way. Our mornings start from 10.15am for refreshments and a chance to connect with one another.
When we meet together we come with an expectation that God will meet with us! We give time to singing songs that help our hearts to engage with the truth about Jesus and encounter Him. We then have a time of teaching or encouragement from the Bible that helps us apply God’s word to our everyday lives. We also run activities for our children and young people so that Sunday mornings are a meaningful experience for them as well.
WHEN WE MEET
We do things a bit differently in August:
Sunday 25 August: Summer Sunday - Both sites join together at our Canterbury venue (St Stephen’s Junior School, Hales Drive, CT2 7AD) for a short service outside at 10:15am followed by a picnic
Sunday 1 September: Back to normal, meeting at The Whitstable School with our Sunday meeting time of 10:15am - 12:10pm
The Whitstable School,
We’re passionate about our under 18’s and want them to feel fully part of the church family. Our aim is for Sunday mornings to be a meaningful experience for them where they can have fun and encounter Jesus.
CRÈCHE AND PRE-SCHOOL KIDS
We run a crèche on most Sundays for 6 months- 2 year-olds, so that parents can have a chance to rest and take part in the service. We combine this with our pre-school kids group, where there are slightly more structured activities available for the children if they want. Just register your child before the service and drop them off after our time of sung worship. If you’re worried about them settling you’re more than welcome to stay with them.
This group is for primary school aged children. The morning is full of games, craft, Bible stories, singing and prayer activities, all chosen to help them understand God’s character and his love for them. Register your child before the service and take them out when prompted during our time of sung worship.
Community is so important to young people. We want church to be a place where they feel they belong and can be themselves. We run evening socials (which usually include food!) as well as a Sunday morning group. Every summer our young people join thousands of others at a Christian event called Newday.