New Friends in our village

Churches old and new are an essential part of England’s finest architecture.

Three–quarters of our parish churches are listed buildings, but it can cost a huge amount to keep them in good condition.

I asked William English to form The Friends of the Church of St John the Baptist to provide resources to do just that by raising money to maintain and improve the building and its churchyard. Our church has been at the centre of village life for more than 900 years, and is of huge practical value to everyone who lives in Wateringbury. It’s the focal point for our local school, scouts and guides, mothers and toddlers, as well as supporting, and being supported by, the Wateringbury Players, the History Society and a whole range of other community activities that all contribute to making living in Wateringbury so enjoyable.

Our village needs the church and the church needs you – I hope you will join the Friends and help to keep it in good shape.

You will be helping to preserve one of Kent’s best buildings and develop the work of the church in our community.

Revd Jim Brown,
Vicar & Rural Dean