We welcome visitors at all times – the church is normally open during daylight hours, every day of the year.
Visitors will find many interesting features illustrating the churches architectural, artistic, military and political heritage, with a free short guide or paid illustrated brochure also available.
Group tours (of ten or more)
An expert local guide, can be arranged, by emailing our administrator Margaret Atkins. Tours can be tailored to last for thirty minutes to an hour, with a donation of £1.50 to £2.50 per head requested.
We especially encourage school visits, with help given in matching to your curriculum through our educational packs. If you would like to discuss a visit, please email our administrator, Margaret Atkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst
The Tomb of Sir Stephen de Penchester
Access to the church has ben much improved by recent alterations. One step remains in the archway on the approach through Leicester Square, on land not owned by the church. Otherwise the approach is slightly uphill, but stepless.
Inside, the nave floor is smooth, but one step remains up into the Chancel or Sidney Chapel area. A ramp can be provided by prior arrangement: please ring 01892 870316.
There is an audio loop for the hard of hearing. There are now two modern toilets at the church, one suitable for use by disabled people or those looking after young children.