St. John's Church
Living stones, loving God, serving others


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Hello and welcome to the website of St, John's Church*, Higham,  Kent

Anyone and everyone is welcome at S.John’s. Our services are offered

daily to the glory of God and in intercession for the wider community and

its needs. 

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  God, who through the blessed Apostle John 

  unlocked for us the secrets of your Word, 

  grant we pray, that we may grasp with proper understanding 

  what he has so marvellously brought to our ears.  

  Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.


Saint John's Church, Hermitage Road, Higham, Kent ME3 7DB                         Registered Charity No:1169926

Original Website design by S.M. Trevithick with support and advice from Clive Stanley and Associates

All text and images on this website are © St. John's Church, Higham, unless otherwise accredited.

With thanks to R.Laurens and S-M. Trevithick for photography         Website Manager Liz Croker email to:



Parish Policies - see new menu link

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Off site parking, by kind permission of the President, is available at the

Higham Village Club which is located on Hermitage Road (ME3 7DD) a short drive (150 metres) along from the church building. 

If parking on the road; please be considerate to the local community and only park on one side and do not block drop-curbs. 


Easter Sunday Mass - 10.00 am  NOT 9.30am - Weekday masses / other events:  see bulletin link below 

Lent lunches raised £723 this year. Other giving £440 = £1,163 for Christian Aid (Mozambique Appeal) Thank You!

Our Annual Parochial Council Meeting - Sunday 28th April 2019 at 11am


£454.72 raised so far

Please note Gift Aid on donations is no longer able to be claimed wef 1 April 2019.


On this website you will find information about what goes on in S.John’s. 

Links to other groups in the parish and outside. There is some history

and teaching about what we get up to - and contact details on the Who's Who page. For those areas where you are especially looking for something and it’s not clear or obvious – just email and we’ll do our very best to help.

Fr. James Southward

Vicar of Higham with Merston                         Tel:  01634 717360


This website relates to the Parish Church of Higham and usually just referred to as S.John’s Church to distinguish us from the now redundant former parish Church of S.Mary in the northern part of the parish. Technically we are the ecclesiastical (Church) parish of Higham with Merston, in the diocese of Rochester. The boundaries are not quite the same as those of the civil parish which only affects a small number of residents in matters  relating to marriage. Merston and its Church 'disappeared' 500 years ago. After belonging to other parishes it was added to Higham in 1932.

Church services - see bulletin link .... 

Holy Week services and variations