Community Ministries 


Beach Pastors



Ascension Trust’s well known Street Pastor scheme with a Whitstable twist!

St Alphege, Seasalter is heavily committed to this project and many church members are either on the Prayer Team or take the role of a Pastor. If you’d like to get involved or find out more Lee, who coordinates Beach pastors, would love to hear from you.

Contact: Lee Russell

Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay Food Bank 


A Christian-led community project providing emergency food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury District (Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages). 

Contact: Angela Gardiner

Christians Against Poverty 


CAP runs a network of CAP Debt Centres throughout the UK in partnership with local churches. Whitstable’s mini-centre is led by Joyce Mitchell who coordinates the Befrienders and Prayer Teams.

Contact: Joyce Mitchell (07519 858951)


Canterbury Christian Schools Work Trust


Ministry to, and support for, primary and secondary schools in Canterbury, Whitstable, Faversham and Herne Bay.

Contact: John Way



A local charity striving for a fairer society where vulnerable people find stability, the most excluded are included, and where homelessness and poverty are things of the past.

Porchlight helps to provide housing, education, employability and personal development support to the most vulnerable and isolated people in our community.