This is just a small selection of the groups that support, and are supported by the Church in our village.  Please contact us if you would like your group to appear here.  Please contact the Friends’ secretary, Frances English, on 01622 812 471 or at friends@fowc.org.uk.

Wateringbury School

Wateringbury CE Primary School is dedicated to providing the highest quality education for all our pupils in a setting where our Christian faith is evident in all we teach and do together.  The school is an integral part of the village and we are proud of our strong association with our church, St John the Baptist.  Our school motto, Learning, Growing Achieving…Our journey together, draws all of us – pupils, staff, governors, parents, volunteers and church members – together in a pursuit of excellence which values spiritual as well as academic development.  We aim for each child to achieve the highest standards of which he or she is capable – and to experience the gift of community.

Mrs Chasey Crawford Usher (Head Teacher)

Guides and Scouts Group

The Wateringbury Guides and Scout Groups provide a diverse programme of adventurous, learning and fun activities for children of all ages, from climbing and kayaking, craftwork and DIY to helping others.  The Scouts support the Church every year by attending the Remembrance Sunday Parade, where they present their colours.  Cubs also help make the churchyard a pleasant place to sit and contemplate, maintaining a colourful garden atmosphere.  For more information go to: www.wateringbury-scouts.org.uk or www.wateringbury-guides.org.uk

The Easter Project

The Easter Project began in 2006 as an annual event for Primary School children from Wateringbury and beyond.  It takes place in the church on Easter Saturday, with activities based around the Easter Story, with singing, crafts and prizes for the children.  More than 80 children and 40 adults have taken part in the most recent event.

Fair Trade

The Fair Trade goods stall is run on most Sundays and at church events, with goods bought from Traidcraft, which was launched in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, working closely with an international development charity.  This organisation provides many opportunities to influence opinion, attitudes and behaviour in business, government and the public sectors.  By purchasing items from Traidcraft, you are helping to fight poverty worldwide.

Wateringbury Local History Society

The History society provided a range of events during the year.  These include visits to interesting historical sites, talks and tours.  The Society supports the church throughout the year with events such as Heritage Days.  It also maintains a library which is open to members.