St. John's Church
Hello and welcome to the website of St, John's Church*, Higham, Kent
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
Although we are distinctly within the catholic
tradition of the
Church of England (commonly referred to as ‘ High’
we seek to include all ages and make all
welcome. Our regular congregation includes those whose spiritual
roots are drawn from other traditions in
the Christian family:
including Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and from
a range of
twelve hundred years there has been an organised
and community in Higham. We regard ourselves as the
of those who built and worshipped for a thousand years on
where the former parish church stands on the northern edge of
village. In continuity with them and with the message of the
unchanging Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, we seek to encourage
each other in the Christian pilgrimage (journey) of faith; adhering
and living out, the Christian faith as it has been received and
understood through the ages. So we unashamedly proclaim Jesus Christ
as our Saviour, Lord and God under whom we judge ourselves today, and
to whom we must give account in the end.
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
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, sorry about that – just email firstname.lastname@example.org and
we’ll do our very best to help.
Fr. James Southward
Vicar of Higham with Merston Tel: 01634 717360
site relates to the Parish Church of Higham. We are usually
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
with Merston, in the diocese of Rochester. The boundaries are
the same as those of the civil parish which only affects a
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.
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
Website by S.M. Trevithick JP, BA(Hons) KStG, FRSA, FASC, CoR, 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 Mr. R. Laurens and Mr. S-M. Trevithick for the photography
Website Manager Liz Croker email to: email@example.com
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.