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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Our Latest News

Fr Matthew Robinson’s Ordination to the Priesthood

IMG_0044Fr Matthew has been serving at St John’s since July 2015. He was made Deacon in 2015 and is now to be ordained Priest. There ordination will take place on Sunday the 2nd October at 3.30pm. The ordaining Bishop will be the Rt. Revd. Norman Banks, the Bishop of Richborough, and the Bishop of Rochester will also be present. There will be clergy present from many points in Fr Matthew’s journey towards this important moment, including the preacher, Fr Robert Farmer SSC, who is the Vicar of St Mary’s Wellingborough, and Fr Matthew’s former Parish Priest. All are very welcome to come and support Fr Matthew on this important occasion. There will be drinks and refreshments after the service. Fr Matthew will celebrate his first Mass the next day, Monday 3rd October at 8pm, and you are very welcome to attend this also.

You can read more about Fr Matthew here, and his forth coming ordination, on the Bishop of Richborough’s website.