Church of St John the Divine, 10 Railway Street

Church of St John the Divine, 10 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4JL

Built under the Church Building Act of 1818 and opened in 1821 as a Commissioners (or Waterloo) church, by Sir Robert Smirke. Note the apse is by GM Hills, 1863 . Important to the military and maritime history of Chatham and also now one of the few remaining heritage buildings within Chatham town centre. Neoclassical doric style with a tower, exterior of rock-faced limestone ashlar and dressings with a hipped slate roof: Italianate in style.

Opening Arrangements

St John's Chatham will be closed for the majority if not all of 2024 to enable a comprehensive programme of capital works to be carried out as planned. These works are intended to ensure the physical integrity of the structure and fabric of the building for the long term future.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: 0
  • Child: 0
  • Other Charges: 0

Parking Spaces


Public car park nearby