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Sailors Church

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Address: Military Road, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1843 589848
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Peaceful Little Church by the Sea

Peaceful and historic little church, along the harbour road. This was my second visit. It was at this church that I learned of The Pilots Psalm, a beautiful version of the 23rd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
S9062AZnicolac
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Peaceful and historic little church, along the harbour road. This was my second visit. It was at this church that I learned of The Pilots Psalm, a beautiful version of the 23rd Psalm. I chose this Pilot's Psalm for my mother's funeral as she, and my father, loved sailing, and my Dad was in the Merchant Navy. So, this little... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I walk past this church every day but occasionally I go in. It's very peaceful. I just sit and take in the feeling of history and the lives of the people who used this church. When my son was six, he stood at the lecturn and read from the book (Bible?). Kids love it as there are model ships on... More 

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Fronton, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

beautifully looked after a very nice place to sit for a few minutes and think of lost friends We used as a gathering place to remember a dear friend who died recently It was a perfect place to do this

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, welcoming and historical. Really quaint church with some nice pictures and sail boat models with a feeling of history which was moving. Nice volunteer inside ready to answer questions or make tea. Lovely building.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly welcome awaits you with tea or coffee when they are open. Opening times are limited but worth the trip if you are in the area if you like history. Learn about the young boys who lived in the rooms upstairs and the way people lived 100+ years ago. A small forgotten part of Ramsgates past. Only 15 min... More 

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Thank Dawn E
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That there was a little church within the harbour precincts at Ramsgate when it was a busy fishing port is perhaps not surprising. That it is still very much in use is more so. This is a quirky little place - half church half mini-museum that is open pretty much all the time during the summer months and for services... More 

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Thank David1Cooper
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at Military Road , full of arches cafe in them, a lovely stroll along the Prom , you arrive at this Sailors Church, Open every day , full of nostalgia , very interesting, stories of days gone by. Serves Coffee, to help its up keep, plus donations, are welcome

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Visit this small church and learn what Smacks were and what the Smack Boys did, very interesting in discovering a bit of Ramsgate history. The Sailors’ Church and Harbour Mission, close by the foot of Jacob’s Ladder was built in 1878 by Canon Eustace Brenan, vicar of the nearby Christ Church, lot more history to be found here.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We loved this church, which has a fascinating history and a lovely atmosphere. Volunteers are on hand to welcome you and tell you about the Smack Boys, who were given a new life on fishing boats and cared for in the church. There is also a link with fishermen in Dunkirk. Well worth popping in.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I'd sooner look round small churches than huge cathedrals and this is one of my favourites. Rich in maritime history it's literally only feet from the water in Ramsgate's Royal Harbour. What it might lack in ostentatious finery it more than makes up for in simple charm.

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