Our Story

Our Vision

We are a multi-cultural, family church compelled by a vision to be a river of blessing to the community around us. Once just based in Dartford, we now also meet in Gravesend as God continues to call us further.

Every week, we prioritise gathering to worship, pray, open God’s word, be transformed by His presence, grow, serve and be family together. From this place, we scatter into our community where we seek to bring Jesus’ life, hope and love to everyone around us.

We are also part of Catalyst, a movement of churches within the wider Newfrontiers family of churches, which enables us to be involved with international social justice and mission.

Our Values

Our values help determine the culture of our church. We want to be a community that is shaped by the story of scripture, practises the way of Jesus, led by the power of the Holy Spirit, and extending the Kingdom of God through the church.

We have also found that our culture statements help us intentionally build the kind of church we’re all proud to be a part of!

We welcome everyone to the table
We play as a team
We think the best
We have a go & give second chances

We give, even if it hurts
We live with hope

Our Team

We have a brilliant team of pastors, leaders, trustees and an incredible army of volunteers, all working together to make River Church thrive.