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The Riverside Centre
Home to Gateway Church and the Riverside Café

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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 Friday. 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 9am and 10.30am. Our meetings are open to regulars and newcomers. 

Riverside Community Café

We set up a community café in October 2022 which is open Tuesday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm in the summer and 9:30am-3pm in the winter. 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. 


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

Travel Options

Travel Options

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

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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.

We completed Phase 1 of our building extension and set up the community café in October 2021 by aiming for £35k and through people's generosity we raised £70k. 

If you would like to give towards the second phase of building work online go to:
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:

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