St Catherine’s Church, a pretty Victorian Church dating back to 1874 is situated in the centre of Manston a small village of approximately 200 houses on the outskirts of Ramsgate. It has lattice-leaded windows and three superb stained glass windows at the east end. It holds up to 120 people and proves to be very popular for weddings and baptisms because of its atmosphere and size. It boasts an organ, which is another attraction for many people.
The church is of the central tradition and has a friendly but small congregation that is growing. The church enjoys good links with village groups including the Garden Club, the Parish Council, the playgroup, the Jolly Farmer pub and the Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Training Core (ATC) 2433 Squadron. Their main aim is to always be welcoming and you will find the atmosphere relaxed but spiritual.
The Church host at least one holy communion service each month with services on the other Sundays being led by the church wardens.
Service times are regularly 9.30am on every Sunday. However, this changes to 10am on days when we share services with St Christopher’s (Princess Margaret’s Avenue, Newington) which is generally on any 5th Sunday of a month. The Church holds plenty of social events are organised throughout the year, ranging from walks and cycle rides to celebratory suppers at the Jolly Farmer pub opposite. Christmas time sees many special services and often concerts.