Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to welcome everyone into our church. Whether you have an active faith or are searching for answers, you will be accepted, loved and encouraged in your spiritual journey.

Our Mission

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 6: Verse 7

Our Community

People from a diverse cross-section of society make up our congregation. If you have recently moved into the area or are simply visiting for the day, you are very welcome to join us.

St John’s Virtual Choir Christmas CD For Sale

(£5.00 per copy – All proceeds in support of St John’s Church)


Upcoming Events

Father Will

Father Will


“I’d like to offer you a very warm welcome to St John’s.

Whether you are new to the area or looking to join a church community, you can be assured of our genuine hospitality. We aim to encourage deeper relationships with each other and with God, helping to make God’s presence known among us”

Wednesday November 25
10:30 am - 11:30 am Midweek Eucharist
Sunday November 29
10:45 am - 12:00 pm St John’s Church: Eucharist
Monday November 30
All of the day St. Andrew’s Day
Wednesday December 2
10:30 am - 11:30 am Midweek Eucharist
Sunday December 6
All of the day St. Nicholas’ Day
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St John’s Church Magazine – NOV 2020

Church News

Virtual Choir Christmas CD For Sale

Virtual Choir Christmas CD For Sale

St John’s Choir in Lockdown2020 During the past nine months, the St John’s choir has become a virtual choir, recording hymns and anthems for use in our services and also a virtual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas 2020. All nineteen recordings have...

Making A Virtual Choir – Stage 1

Making A Virtual Choir – Stage 1

If you read my first article about the virtual choir recordings being made by the choristers at St John’s, I hope that you found it of interest. It has been a great way to keep the choir together and to continue making music for use in the churches in the parishes of...

How To Make A Virtual Choir

How To Make A Virtual Choir

No, it’s not about Blue Peter making things but about the fascinating way twenty-plus individual singers, recording themselves singing alone at home during lockdown, become a very good sounding virtual choir via the wonders of technology! Now I’m not going to blind...

St John’s Services – Update 21/07/2020

St John’s Services – Update 21/07/2020

We are currently on track for re-opening St. John’s for corporate worship, starting Sunday, 26th July 2020, at the usual time of 10:45.  The plan is to hold worship services from that date every Sunday (at 10:45) and Wednesday (at 10:30). As you might expect, things...

St John’s Services Resume (26/07/2020)

St John’s Services Resume (26/07/2020)

Hi everyone, young and old, I’m sure you all know by now that in Wales, clergy may lead services in church from this coming Sunday, 19th July. Services in church do not have to be arranged, it is not a directive, but meetings and preparations have been made at St...

St John The Evangelist

Introducing St John’s

Church Video Tour

Our Church’s Past

Church Groups

Rainbows And Brownies

Rainbows and Brownies groups offer young people expert guidance and countless new and exciting opportunities to develop.

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Church Sunday School

The Sunday school at St John’s provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere catering for all children in a spiritually nurturing way.

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Social And Bible Groups

St John’s social groups offer the opportunity to make new friends through sincere Christian fellowship and social engagement.

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Craft Skills Groups

Make the most of opportunities to meet people at St John’s while practising new and old skills in a friendly and supportive group.

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Community Services


A reading of the banns of marriage in church is an ancient legal tradition which represents the announcement of intention to marry. Any objectors can come forward at this stage.

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Weddings and Blessings

A wedding at church is a special ceremony where two individual people become as one in the eyes of God, united in marriage. Marriage blessings are also available to couples.

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At St John’s, a baptism service is a public declaration of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and marks the beginning of an exciting spiritual journey within the Christian church.

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Newcomer FAQ

Just come along to any service and join in – it’s easy. If you’d like to find out more before coming along then contact us and we will try to answer any questions you may have.
There are no special requirements for clothes at St. John’s but it’s probably a good idea to avoid wearing flip-flops and shorts to a service.
Most definitely not! Our church wardens will make every effort to welcome you and offer you guidance on which books to use and where to sit. Try not to worry about getting everything right the first time.
At St John’s visitors are invited to take communion, and/ or receive a blessing. It’s perfectly fine to attend church for the first time and not take communion. Do whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Yes. You don’t need to be a member; however, you may find that becoming part of a church community is both rewarding and enjoyable.

The St John's Clergy

Keith Beardmore

Assistant Curate

Linda Batt

Associate Priest

Christine Hockey

Assistant Curate
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