About us…

Welcome to the website of the parish church of St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks.

It may be you are interested in worshipping with us, or having your child baptized, or getting married at St John’s. It may be you are wondering about Christianity and the Church and want to know more.

There are a lot of Churches in Sevenoaks. Some might entertain you more than we will, some might have better publicity, others might appear ‘slicker’. What we offer and preach is an authentic and exciting faith. One where encounter and relationship with God, and his Son, Jesus Christ really matters. Our worship is rooted in Christian history reflecting the past, but with a knowledge that we are as Christians are an ongoing part of that story. We worship in a way that is a mixture of formality and laughter, silence and song, noisy toddler and silent prayer. In other words, all humanity on their journey towards knowing, and living out, God’s will.

St John’s is a Church of England parish in the Diocese of Rochester, under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Richborough, having passed a motion under the House of Bishop’s Declaration.  The benefice has, as its patrons, the Guild of All Souls. The parish covers the northern part of the town of Sevenoaks and we welcome all who wish to be involved in our parish life. If you want to know whether you live in our parish click to find out here and enter your address. We welcome anyone who wishes to worship with us and to be part of our parish community, whatever their tradition.

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Holy Week 2017

Who is Jesus?

In our gospel reading for the third Sunday in Advent we see St John the Baptist asking Jesus, ‘Who are you?’

Its a question that almost anyone who has thought about matters of life and death is likely to ask. Is this really the Son of God, who through His life, death and resurrection offers us the means of eternal life?

We learn that Jesus’ response to John’s enquiry is to draw his attention to the miracles that He is performing: the deaf hear, the blind can see and the lame now walk.

Stunning though these miracles are they are also metaphors that point beyond themselves to the greater task of healing humanity from the effects of sin which Jesus will accomplish. In doing so he empties death of its power and turns it too into a metaphor which points beyond itself to the transition into perfect eternal new life in Christ, which Jesus makes possible for those who follow Him.

What’s on at St John’s.