St Mary's and St John's Churches

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St John the Baptist Church,


We have 65 on the current electoral role of which 20 are under the age of 60. Our average congregation is around 25.


We embrace traditional Anglican Worship; families with young children are welcome to attend all services and especially the monthly Family Service.  We have a RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) affiliated Choir which welcomes singers of all ages including children. The choir, accompanied by the organ, sing at every service (except the 8am Communion).


Our Bell ringers meet at 8pm on Fridays to practice and ring at all services except the 8am Communion.


We also visit the local residential care home and individual’s homes to provide communion to those who are unable to attend Church services.


We have close links with Churchill Methodist Church, regular meetings with the stewards, and shared activities including Lent Lunches and an Easter Sunrise Service.


During the summer months we hold exhibitions of local artists. Due to the isolated location it is necessary to have someone in attendance when the church is open, but key holders, grass cutters and flower arrangers are always willing to welcome visitors and show them round.


We do not have a church hall but use a converted stable at the church for meetings and a small hall – a previous vicar’s bolthole- called the Reading Room which is let for a variety of activities, including a social club for older residents, British Legion, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme etc.


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