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Offline BygoneMedway

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2016, 09:43:17 »
Nice internal pictures from Christopher Tipping.

http://christophertipping.co.uk/st-johns-church-railway-street-chatham/

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2013, 14:43:35 »
I was christened in this church in the early eighties, then attended a Tuesday night youth club there throughout the eighties, I don`t think it closed until the mid nineties. In the late eighties the vicar at the time, Gilbert Spencer, arranged for a group of us one evening to explore the crypt and the tunnels underneath, accessed by a trap door exposed by moving some pews on the Railway Street side of the building. As a small boy the tunnels seemed quite extensive, although looking back now I couldn`t say if they extended beyond the foot print of the church or not.
I remember there being constant issues with the roof, with regular water damage inside and always plenty of buckets dotted around catching drips.

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 19:19:03 »
Does anybody know anything about the two WW1 War Memorials in St Johns please?

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.48684
http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.48685

Are there any photographs or records of the names?

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Susan_F
Kent Volunteer Fieldworker
War Memorial Archive
Imperial War Museum.

www.UKNIWM.org

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2013, 19:16:00 »
It was still in use in the 1990's as I was in attendence at a Christingle as a pupil of St John's Infant School.

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2013, 20:50:31 »
I`m sure this church was still operating in the early 70s, in fact I think I was baptised there in 1967?
I remember walking past every day on the way to town and am sure we went in sometimes as I remember it had fantastic stained glass windows?

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2013, 12:07:42 »
Anyone want a memento from the church?





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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2012, 10:25:35 »
I'll try giving them a bell.

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2012, 10:23:29 »
Best thing is to ring the Vicar of Emmaus church re St Johns Church.

Rev Brian Adams
01634  351065

e-mail address is bouncing.
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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2012, 22:49:44 »
Thanks Lyn :-) If you get a more servicable email addy I will resend my mail.

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2012, 22:44:55 »
Just had a thought (wonders will never cease :) ) I think one of the teachers where I work is a member of the Emmaus church, will ask her on Monday if there is a way of contacting someone who MIGHT reply ?
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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2012, 21:59:33 »
Mine never bounced - I just haven't heard anything. What makes churches so difficult to contact? I thought the church welcomed all - whoops bit of personal gripe there crept in.

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2012, 21:54:58 »
Apparently the designated email address for the church is bouncing

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/chatham-emmaus-church-centre/

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2012, 16:36:29 »
I have sent a mail. If I can arrange a group visit I will post details when I receive a reply.

Not even an aknowledgement as yet :-(

Offline John E Vigar

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2012, 21:21:52 »
A potential KHF organised visit perhaps?

I understand that this church may yet be brought back into regular use - at least it`s one of several proposals on the cards.

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Re: St John's Church, Railway Street, Chatham
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2012, 02:22:15 »
I have sent a mail. If I can arrange a group visit I will post details when I receive a reply.

 

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