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We hope you find everything you need on this page but if you have any other questions you can email me at vicar@stjohnsellel.co.uk

Rev. Craig Abbott VicarVicar


Whether you regularly attend church, whether you’ve never been before, we want to extend an open invitation to you to come to St John’s.

You will receive a warm welcome and we extend our hospitality to all who come to stay and have a drink and a biscuit after the service.  We hope that you will quickly feel like part of the family of the Church at St.John’s.


Our services start at 10:30 am and follow Common Worship with a mix of hymns and songs from Hymns Ancient and Modern, Mission Praise and more modern worship songs in our all-age service.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a St John's service?

Our service normally last about an hour.  Our morning service combines prayer, sung worship, a focus on Scripture and always has Holy Communion.

What about children?

We aim to provide for children every Sunday of the month.  On the 1st and second Sunday of the month, there is Sunday school during the service, the 3rd Sunday of the month is Messy Church from 4 pm – 5:30 pm which is held at St John’s Primary School on Chapel Street. On the 4th Sunday in the month we have an all-age service when children are invited to take part in the service.  There are always toys and activities for younger children in the children’s corner in the church on the left hand side of the building.  There are baby-changing facilities in the toilet area.

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The Morning Service

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Messy Church

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