Emmanuel Church Canterbury

How to find us

On Sunday mornings we meet at St John's Primary School, Canterbury.

Access through St Radigund’s Place via Duck Lane, CT1 1AF. There is limited free parking at the school. 

Drive through the gate and park within the wire fenced area. Only vehicles with Blue Badge displayed are allowed to park immediately next to the hall.

St Radigund’s car park is another option, but it is not free. Sainsbury’s offers free 2 hour parking for customers.

Directions: By Car | By Bike or Foot | By Bus | By Train

By Car: Lots of free parking beside School. Access through St Radigund’s Place accessible via Duck Lane. Drive through the opened wire gates. Look for the Emmanuel Church Canterbury sign. If space, please park inside the inner walled car park on the right in front of the School gates, otherwise within the wired enclosure entered first. Only vehicles with Blue Badge displayed are allowed inside the actual School gates.

From London/A2 LEFT at first roundabout (signed University) into London Road. RIGHT at mini-roundabout, towards city centre onto St Dunstan’s Street. Go OVER level crossing and turn LEFT at mini-roundabout into Station Road West. At roundabout take the 2nd exit continuing on Station Road West. At next roundabout continue OVER into The Causeway and cross the river. LEFT at minor T-junction into Pound Lane. This becomes St Radigund’s Street. Proceed past The Miller’s Arms and Dolphin pubs. At NO ENTRY sign, follow the road around to the right into Knotts Lane (by ‘Computer Corner’). LEFT at end into King Street, then AHEAD into Borough. Follow this round to the left. First LEFT opposite Jolly Sailor pub into St Radigund’s Street (again!). RIGHT-HAND FORK into Duck Lane and follow road around to RIGHT at the end into St Radigund’s Place.

From Wincheap Road/Ashford A28 RIGHT at main roundabout just under railway bridge into dual carriageway. Follow ring road around city wall, keeping wall on your left. Straight over two roundabouts. At next roundabout with Military Road and Tourtel Road, take first exit LEFT down towards the Sturry Road roundabout. Take the first exit there into Northgate.  Follow the road around three sides of a square in the one-way system (past the Fiat garage), then LEFT back on to Northgate. At Jolly Sailor pub, turn RIGHT into St Radigund’s Street. Right-hand fork into Duck Lane and follow road around to right at the end into St Radigund’s Place.

From the East/Sturry/Margate/Herne Bay A28 At third roundabout after passing through Sturry, go straight across into Northgate. Follow the road around three sides of a square in the one-way system (past the Fiat garage), then LEFT back on to Northgate. At Jolly Sailor pub, turn RIGHT into St Radigund’s Street. RIGHT-HAND FORK into Duck Lane and follow road around to RIGHT at the end into St Radigund’s Place.

By Bike/on foot: St John's Church of England Primary School is a short walk/cycle from city centre to the far right-hand corner of St Radigund’s Street Car Park (CT1 2AA). This is north of the Cathedral (a useful pointer). At the end of Palace Street, turn left (bikes should be pushed as one-way), then right into Knott’s Lane, left at end and St Radigund’s Street Car Park is on the right.

By Bus or Park and Ride: Buses stop at the terminus (St George’s Lane) beside Fenwick’s Department Store. Continue on foot to St George’s Street, which becomes High Street. Walk down pedestrian area keeping the Cathedral on right, past Nason’s to Costa Coffee. Turn right into Guildhall Street. Continue into Palace Street. Turn left at end, right into Knott’s Lane, right at end and double-back LEFT into Duck Lane and on into St Radigund’s Place.

By Train: Short walk from Canterbury West. Turn left out of the station into Station Road West, walk past Goods Shed to mini-roundabout and then right. At next roundabout, keep right and go straight ahead into The Causeway and over the river. Turn left into St Radigund’s Street, then left into the car park. St John's Church of England Primary School is tucked away beyond the far right-hand corner.

From Canterbury East, cross ring road using pedestrian bridge. Head down off the City Wall left and then right and follow into Castle Street. Follow into St Margaret’s Street. At the High Street, turn left, walk down pedestrian area keeping Cathedral on your right, past Nason’s. Turn right at Costa Coffee into Guildhall Street. Continue into Palace Street. Turn left at end, right into Knott’s Lane, right at end and double-back LEFT into Duck Lane and on into St Radigund’s Place.

St Dunstan’s Church Hall, 80 London Road CT2 8LS (Occasional events)

Directions: By Car | By Bike or FootBy Bus | By Train

By Car:

From London/A2 Turn LEFT at the first roundabout as you arrive in Canterbury into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the right shortly before the church building and the mini-roundabout. But only ‘essential’ parking on site please.

From the East/Sturry/Margate/Herne Bay A28 At Kingsmead roundabout where A28 turns left, turn RIGHT into Kingsmead Road. Continue straight on past the entrance to Sainsbury’s and then LEFT at the next mini-roundabout on to St Stephen’s Road. At The Causeway Roundabout turn RIGHT into Station Road West (signposted Whitstable). At next roundabout turn LEFT into Station Road West. After passing station on right, at T-junction turn right on to A290 (signposted All routes). After the level crossing continue to mini-roundabout and turn LEFT into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the left just past the church building. But only ‘essential’ parking on site please.

From Wincheap Road/Ashford A28 Turn LEFT at the main roundabout just under the railway bridge. Turn RIGHT on to St Peter’s Place at the next roundabout. Follow around the Westgate Towers, continue over the next mini-roundabout on to St Dunstan’s Street. After the level crossing continue to mini-roundabout and turn LEFT into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the left just past the church building. But only ‘essential’ parking on site please.

By Bike or on Foot: From the town centre: Head down the High Street and continue past the Westgate Towers into St Dunstan’s Street (A290). After the level crossing continue to mini-roundabout and turn LEFT into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the left just past the church building. From UKC/Whitstable Road: At mini-roundabout by St Dunstan’s Church turn RIGHT. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is just beyond the church building on the left.

By Bus or Park and Ride: There are three Park and Rides to choose from. Buses stop at the main terminus (St George’s Lane) beside Fenwick’s Department Store. From here, continue on foot to St George’s Street, which becomes the High Street and walk down the pedestrian area all the way to the Westgate Towers. Continue into St Dunstan’s Street (A290). After the level crossing turn LEFT continue to mini-roundabout and turn LEFT into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the left just past the church building.

By Train: A short walk from Canterbury West Station. Turn right out of the station on to Station Road West, walk to the mini roundabout and turn RIGHT After the level crossing continue to mini-roundabout and turn LEFT into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the left just past the church building. From Canterbury East Station, cross the Ring Road using the pedestrian bridge. Head down off the City Wall LEFT and then RIGHT and follow on to Castle Street. Follow on to St Margaret’s Street. At the High Street, turn LEFT, walk down the pedestrian area keeping the Cathedral on your right. Walk all the way to the Westgate Towers. Continue into St Dunstan’s Street (A290). After the level crossing continue to mini-roundabout and turn LEFT into London Road. St Dunstan’s Church Hall is on the left just past the church building.

96 Bingley Court CT1 2SX (Students on Thursday evenings)

We meet here during term time. From the big roundabout by Aldi at the end of Canterbury East station, walk past Aldi, then first LEFT into St Andrew’s Close, then first RIGHT into Bingley Court.

5 Queen’s Avenue CT2 8AY (Occasional events)

Directions: By Car | By Bike or Foot | By Bus | By Train

By Car:

From London/A2 Go straight across the first roundabout as you arrive in Canterbury and on to Rheims Way (two lanes). Take the first LEFT, a sharp turn into Queen’s Avenue (easy to miss, if you cross the railway line or get to another roundabout you have missed it). 5 Queen’s Avenue is the second building on the right. Park in the adjoining streets but observe parking restriction signs carefully.

From the East/Sturry/Margate/Herne Bay A28 At Kingsmead roundabout where the A28 turns left, turn RIGHT into Kingsmead Road. Continue straight on past the entrance to Sainsbury’s and then LEFT at the next mini-roundabout on to St Stephen’s Road. At The Causeway Roundabout turn RIGHT into Station Road West (signposted Whitstable). At next roundabout turn LEFT into Station Road West. After passing station on right, at T-junction turn right on to A290 (signposted All routes). After the level crossing turn LEFT into Orchard Street. Follow on into Queen’s Avenue. 5 Queen’s Avenue is the next-to-last building on the left before the NO ENTRY sign. Park in the adjoining streets but observe parking restriction signs carefully.

From Wincheap Road/Ashford A28 Turn LEFT at the main roundabout just under the railway bridge on to Rheims Way. Turn RIGHT on to St Peter’s Place at the next roundabout. Follow around the Westgate Towers, continue over the next mini-roundabout on to St Dunstan’s Street. After the level crossing turn LEFT into Orchard Street. Follow on into Queen’s Avenue. 5 Queen’s Avenue is the next-to-last building on the left before the NO ENTRY sign. Park in the adjoining streets but observe parking restriction signs carefully.

By Bike or on Foot: From the town centre. Head down the High Street and continue past the Westgate Towers into St Dunstan’s Street (A290). After the level crossing turn LEFT into Orchard Street. Follow on into Queen’s Avenue. 5 Queen’s Avenue is the next-to-last building on the left before the NO ENTRY sign. From the UKC/Whitstable Road: Continue down St Dunstan’s Street until just before the level crossing. Turn RIGHT into Orchard Street and continue into Queen’s Avenue as above.

By Bus or Park and Ride: There are three Park and Rides to choose from. Buses stop at the main terminus (St George’s Lane) beside Fenwick’s Department Store. From here, continue on foot to St George’s Street, which becomes the High Street and walk down the pedestrian area all the way to the Westgate Towers. Continue into St Dunstan’s Street (A290). After the level crossing turn LEFT into Orchard Street. Follow on into Queen’s Avenue. St Dunstan’s Lodge is on the left. 5 Queen’s Avenue is the next-to-last building on the left before the NO ENTRY sign.

By Train: A short walk from Canterbury West Station. Turn right out of the station on to Station Road West, walk to the mini roundabout and turn RIGHT After the level crossing turn LEFT into Orchard Street. Follow on into Queen’s Avenue. St Dunstan’s Lodge is on the left. From Canterbury East Station, cross the Ring Road using the pedestrian bridge. Head down off the City Wall LEFT and then RIGHT and follow on to Castle Street. Follow on to St Margaret’s Street. At the High Street, turn LEFT, walk down the pedestrian area keeping the Cathedral on your right. Walk all the way to the Westgate Towers. Continue into St Dunstan’s Street (A290). After the level crossing turn LEFT into Orchard Street. Follow on into Queen’s Avenue. 5 Queen’s Avenue is the next-to-last building on the left before the NO ENTRY sign.