• St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks

    A Church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England

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  • St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks

    A place to think, pray and be.

  • St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks

    Your Church preparing the way like our patron St John the Baptist

  • St John the Baptist. Sevenoaks

    A gateway to heaven

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


With Tier 4 restrictions in place Mass is broadcast on our facebook page. This is done on Sunday at 10am & Friday at 10am. Mass in person continues – please wear a face covering and remember to sanitise your hands on entry.

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. St John’s is kept open through the day for people to pray within.

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.

We  look to provide spiritual and pastoral care for those who live within our parish. We also provide a wider home, care and welcome for those who wish to worship with us from outside the parish.

At the centre of all we do is the following of Jesus’ command, “do this in remembrance of me”. The Eucharist, or Mass, celebrated daily, is at the heart of all we do, as is the daily praying of the offices. The Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, and the ministry of Funerals form an important part of our parochial life.

I hope that this website helps to answer any questions you have. We remember all who visit here in our prayers – please be assured of them.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries or if we can help in any way.


Fr. Robin Jones SSC, Vicar

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Christmas Services 2016

Advent Sunday

This week the Church begins a new Christian Year. The wreckage of the streamers and party from the last Sunday of the year, Christ the King, have been put away. Instead the Church looks sober dressed in purple and the season of Advent has begun. The word Advent comes from the Latin ‘Adventus’, meaning ‘coming’, […]

November Parish Magazine

The latest edition of ‘About St John’s’ is now available. Read about Fr Matthew’s Ordination to the Priesthood, the Bible study group, and much more in this edition. asj-september-2016-for-pdf

Fr Matthew Robinson’s Ordination to the Priesthood

Fr 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 […]

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