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 layers of 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.  The benefice is owned by 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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Christmas Collections

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Along with many Christians worldwide, and partially at the request of Bishop Norman of Richborough, St John’s is keeping year of Mercy. At our Christmas services we have been collecting. In total £1306 was raised. This will be split between Shelter, Crisis at Christmas, and the Church of England Children’s Society. Of course if you would like to increase these totals you are always welcome.

 

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We are very conscious as we hear the Christmas story that it concerns a family who struggled to find anywhere appropriate to stay. To this end both Shelter and Crisis seem appropriate charities. Our Christingle and Children’s Nativity follows the old example of collecting for the work of the Church of England Children’s Society.

In a small way it is a good beginning to our keeping of the Year of Mercy, a reminder that it is not just ourselves that matter, but the needs of others.

Many thanks to all who gave.