We have been advised by the Canterbury Diocese that the rule of 6 does not apply to places of worship as worship is not classed as a social gathering.  The increase in Covid cases is extremely concerning.  Please be assured that we are following all current guidance and taking all necessary measures to keep people safe, including wearing face masks in church, providing and using hand sanitiser, keeping a church register of attendees and limiting the number of people attending to ensure social distancing can be adhered to.
We continue to pray for everyone who is affected - those who are ill, or whose families are ill, those who are anxious or struggling with cancelled plans and isolation.  We give grateful thanks to God for the NHS and all those who are working tirelessly to keep us safe. 
'The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.'
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
Revd David Vannerley (Interim Priest in Charge)
Jane Myhill, Children & Families Minister

'We are here to grow closer to God, to share the Gospel of Christ, and to serve our community'

St John's Parish Church Safeguarding

St John's Parish Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.  We have adapted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.  The term 'safeguarding' covers the protection of both children and vulnerable adults.  You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at
Find our own page on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by clicking HERE
St John's Parish Church, Swalecliffe Court Drive, Swalecliffe, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2LZ

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