a picture of St. Mary, Reculver

St. Mary, Reculver

a picture of St. Bartholomew, Herne Bay

St. Bartholomew, Herne Bay

a picture of Holy Cross, Hoath

Holy Cross, Hoath

The United Benefice comprises three parishes which serve the eastern end of Herne Bay - the areas of Beltinge, Bishopstone, Hillborough and Reculver, which lie on the north Kent coast, as well as the village of Hoath which is just a couple of miles inland.

(See HERE for a map of our location....)

Hoath is a small village, with a spread of housing throughout the surrounding countryside.

The other two parishes are largely residential areas, with Edwardian houses nearer Herne Bay, and more modern developments nearer Hillborough.

Our Mission statement explains what we believe we are about…

“To know Jesus, and to make him known in this area.”

We serve somewhere in the region of 14,000 people.

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2012 United Benefice of St Mary the Virgin, Reculver, St Bartholomew, Herne Bay & Holy Cross Hoath.

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We would like to welcome

The Right Reverend Trevor Wilmott - Bishop of Dover

To our united service of Holy Communion

On Sunday 31st January 2016

At 10 a.m.

At St Mary the Virgin, Reculver.

All Welcome.