Heritage Open Days: 10-19 Sept. 2021 - what will you discover?!
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St John’s Chatham

St John’s Church, Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4JT

St John’s is a ‘Waterloo Church’ with important artefacts including war memorials and stunning stained glass. The church is 200 years old and reopening after a generation. Heritage Tours will be hosted to explain the heritage and history of this site

St John’s Church is one of the most prominent buildings in Chatham. Having been closed for about 20 years it is a big step forward that the building reopened in April 2021. We are pleased to introduce its delights to a new generation of residents and visitors. The scale and heritage of the building is something that we want to share with the whole community particularly through the Heritage Open Days.

A church congregation is established in the building, opening the place multiple times every week and reaching out to the local population. It is a magnificent building built 200 hundred years ago. It was the first electrically lit public building in Chatham and it houses important war memorials as well as some beautiful stained glass windows. Come and visit St John’s in what is its 200th year!

Don’t miss our weekend of birthday celebrations starting with an organ recital on Friday 17th September. Book in here. The organ is one of the best in the region, it promises to be a great evening.

Event Times

Saturday 11 September: Open: 14:00 - 16:00. Tours at: 14:30, 15:30.
Tuesday 14 September: Open: 14:00 - 16:00. Tours at: 14:30, 15:30.
Wednesday 15 September: Open: 14:00 - 16:00. Tours at: 14:30, 15:30.

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
The church is free to explore but tours need to be booked via the website.
Go to: https://www.stjohnschatham.co.uk/heritage/

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Wearing masks preferred max group size 15 people, hand gel available on entry and exit. Self-guided tour route possible.

Additional Information

Max 15 people per tour/session. Tour Takes around 30 minutes Unable to join us for these specific events? Want to find out more about the church community? Then find us via our website, on Facebook and Instagram, or join us any Sunday at 10:30. Contact for the day: Rev Martyn Saunders (Leader of St John’s Chatham) 07595075958

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Entry at the West end of the church (next to the dentist, furthest from Wetherspoons).

Date last modified: 9th August 2021 at 11:03