The Riverside Centre
Home to Gateway Church and the Riverside Café
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.
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 set up a community café in October 2022 which is open Tuesday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm. 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.
The Riverside Centre, Clockhouse, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4YN
If you are still not sure - please do get in touch with the office.
By CarTravelling 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 BusCatch 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 TrainTravel 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 FootWe 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.
Sort Code 20-02-62
Account No 80979171
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