Christmas at St John's


Please Note: Due to a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in our locality, it is with regret that we have decided to cancel ALL forthcoming Christmas services.  Those who had booked places will be notified by email.


However, services (with the exception of Christmas Eve Midnight Evening Prayer) will be streamed online, via our Facebook page, so that those unable to attend have the option to join in from home.  The church will also be open for PRIVATE PRAYER ONLY from 11.15am - 12.00pm on Sunday 20 December, Christmas Day and Sunday 27 December 2020.  Face masks are mandatory unless medically-exempt.

To view our streamed services, please visit out Facebook page at


Christmas by Candlelight
Sunday 20 December
Monday 21 December
An opportunity to pause and reflect whilst listening to carols and readings


Will now be streamed

online at 6.30pm on both days

Christmas Eve
Crib Services
Thursday 24 December


Will now be streamed

online at 4pm

Christmas Eve
Midnight Evening Prayer
Thursday 24 December


Streamed service available online

Christmas Day
Family Worship
Friday 25 December


Will now be streamed

online from 10am

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This year we had hoped to collect at all our Christmas services for The Children's Society who are a national charity working to transform the hopes of young people threatened with neglect, abuse and exploitation.  Although you cannot now make a donation in person you can still do so by using our QR-code.  Thank you for your generosity.

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You can also use this QR-code to donate 

Community Advent Calendar

To help bring a bit of cheer and to celebrate our community of Swalecliffe and Chestfield, we are releasing a short video clip on our Facebook page every day in December.  We hope to feature local people, members of our church and community, places and pictures - all accompanied by a festive soundtrack.

It's not too late to join in!  If you have a favourite carol, Christmas recipe, story or picture you could send it in.  Christmas-themed video clips (no longer than 2 minutes please), pictures or other material to be sent to  Alternatively you can post to St John's Centre, 11 St John's Road, Swalecliffe, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2QU.  For more information telephone Jane Myhill on 07761963971.

Help us celebrate Christmas and what our wonderful community

of Swalecliffe and Chestfield has to offer!