The Riverside Centre
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Home to Gateway Church and the Riverside Café (to be launched in the Autumn)

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Multi purpose venue

Following the purchase of The Riverside at the end of March 2017, we are now in the process of renovating it, involving both professionals, and also volunteers from the church.

 

Gateway Church

It is the home of the Gateway office throughout the week, open 9-4pm Monday to Thursdays. Our staff facilitate the day to day running of the church and the use of the building. We have various groups and activities happening throughout the week, so please do check out our calendar.

 

As a whole church community we meet at the Riverside every Sunday at 9.30am and 11.15am. Our meetings are open to regulars and newcomers. 

Riverside Community Café

We are setting up a community café which we aim to launch in the Autumn. The purpose of the café is to serve the local community and provide a safe space for people to rebuild, connect and grow. This project has been made possible by the generosity of the church community and small grants, read more further down. 

Hiring

Rooms at the Riverside are available to hire to charities and organisations. To find out more information please get in touch.

 

Travel Options

The Riverside Centre, Clockhouse, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4YN

If you are still not sure - please do get in touch with the office.

By Car


Travelling from outside Ashford - from the M20 come off junction 9. Take the exit A20, Fourges Way.

  • At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Templer Way heading towards the A28.
  • At the second roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Chart Road (A28).
  • At the third roundabout take the 1st exit onto Brookfield Road.
  • On Brookfield Road take the 2nd left onto Clockhouse, and take the first left. Follow the road to the end, and we are on the right.




By Bus


Catch any of these buses:

  • A
  • 1A
  • 2
  • 518
  • 519
  • HS1
  • WS1
Then jump off at Brookfield Road or Leacon Road (near Matalan), and we are a 5 minute walk away.




By Train


Travel into Ashford International Station, exit via the domestic doors and either take a taxi, walk (guidance below) or turn left outside the building exit and walk to the bus stop (guidance above).




By Foot


We are a 25 minute walk from the train station and Ashford town centre, taking your route via the picturesque Victoria Park.





To complete Phase 1 of our building extension and to set up and fund the café for its first year we were looking to raise £35k and through people's generosity we raised £70k. The work on the community café is well under way and aiming to launch in the Autumn of 2021. The internal hall extension work is due to be completed this year.

If you would like to give towards the second phase of building work online go to:
https://gatewayashford.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/
Please select ‘Riverside Development’ from the drop-down menu.

If you would prefer to make a monthly commitment please set up a standing order from your bank account. Please include your surname and initials as a reference.

Gateway Projects
Sort Code 20-02-62
Account No 80979171

Gift Aid it!

 

Gift Aid enables us to claim 25p back for every pound you give at no cost to you.

To register please download, this form. Once completed, please scan and send to: bookkeeper@gatewaychurchashford.co.uk