Welcome to our church

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020, the Church of England strictly observes the new guidelines on staying at home and only making journeys that are absolutely necessary – such as shopping for essential items and to take daily exercise. Because of this our church buildings are now closed not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well and this includes the priest or lay person offering prayer in church on their own. 

In summary, these are the guidelines we must all now follow:

  • Our church buildings are closed for public worship and for private prayer
  • Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible
  • There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice
  • Funerals can only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way

Although our Church building is closed, we will continue to support and encourage our communities making use of telephones and other forms of technology to keep in touch with people and ensure pastoral care is maintained. As shepherds of Christ’s flock, we are committed to making this happen.

We must also do all that we can to provide resources and support for those who are isolated, fearful and vulnerable. But we have to do this from our homes. Please follow the link below:


It is also imperative that, as the Church of Jesus Christ, called to offer hope and light in the darkness of this world’s ills, we maintain a praying presence for our community, though from today onwards this must happen from our hearts and from our homes. Please be assured that the church will be praying for every one of you. 

Rev Jan 

Thank you for your interest in this beautiful Anglican, inclusive Church situated at the heart of St Peter-in-Thanet, Broadstairs. We are one of three Church of England Parishes in Broadstairs – which is in Thanet in North-East Kent. Together with other local Churches we try to share something of God’s love for all.

The Rev’d Jan Durrans
Vicar St Peter in Thanet, Broadstairs

There has been a worshipping Church situated on our site for over 1,000 years. We are privileged to continue this tradition and aspire to live as followers of Jesus in a rapidly changing world with faith and joy.
We hope that you enjoy looking through what we try to do at St Peter’s Church. Please click on any of the links above. Perhaps even more importantly – we hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person.


St Peter’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here


Office ; 01843 866061

St Peter’s Safeguarding co-ordinator and officer
Elspeth Cooke: 01843 863293

Pauline Osborne: 01843 225801
Sylvia Mills: 01843 865874

Diocesan safeguarding contacts

The Rev’d Jan Durrans

Photos/Images used by kind permission of Dave Walsh

St Peter’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here