About Us

What we believe

St John's believes in and stands for traditional Christian faith. We believe in God, who has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus is God, and that he came to this earth in order to die on the cross. In dying on the cross we believe that Jesus paid the debt of our sins - a debt we could never pay on our own. By Jesus doing this our sins have been forgiven, and God welcomes us as his children. But Jesus didn't just die - he rose again from the dead at Easter. By rising from the dead he defeated the power of death, and so for all who believe in Jesus death has no power over them. We believe that as Christians we can look forward with confidence to eternal life with God in his Kingdom, a kingdom we call Heaven.

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Church History

St John’s is a medieval building with origins in the 11th century, though a place of worship had been on the site since Saxon times, evidenced by the existence of two large fragments of a Saxon cross or crosses, now located in the tower. The oldest parts of the current building are the chancel and the pillars separating the nave from the north aisle, both of which date from the late 11th century. The tower and nave are 13th century. In 1890 a major renovation of the church was undertaken, with the construction of the north aisle, the demolition and rebuilding of the south aisle and porch, and the addition of an apse at the east end. The late 17th century oak panelling in the apse and tower was installed in 1912, and was taken from Mexborough Old Hall.

School Link

We are proud of our strong links to St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School, located about a mile from church. Our vicar, Fr Edward, regularly visits the school to do assemblies, help the staff implement its Christian vision, and offer the children the chance to get to know more about the Christian faith through the annual confirmation course, which is open to Years 5 and 6. The school makes regular visits to church both as part of its RE curriculum and also for School Mass at the end of each term.

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