The mission of St John’s is to celebrate the healing love of Christ in Sacrament and service through Eucharistic worship, pastoral care, the healing ministry and service in the community.
St John's is a thriving Anglican church on the north eastern side of the market town of March, close to the railway station, and within walking distance of the town centre.
Socially distanced services in the church building have been taking place in a Covid-secure way since July 2020; our weekly congregation includes people of all ages.
Our clergy are pleased to visit people in their own homes; please contact us if you know anyone who would appreciate a visit/to receive Home Communion or if you would like us to pray for you or someone you know.
St John the Evangelist
Our active Junior Church (John's Juniors) meets at the same time as our main Sunday Service, and once a month we hold a Healing Service in the church and our Family Service in the Church Hall.
We have an active Toddler group which meets regularly during the week and also have links with the schools within the parish: All Saints Inter-church Primary Academy, and Westwood Primary School.
Anyone is welcome to join us for worship at St John's!
St John's church is open for regular communal worship services:
Communal hot meals available in St John's Church Hall on the first Sunday of every month ~ everyone welcome ~ no charge ~ donations accepted.
John's Juniors is led by Children and Families Worker Karen Pritchard. Prayers, activities, singing, and either a bible reading or story/sermon.
Baby/toddler group for ages 0-5, meets Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at St John's church and/or hall. Term-time only, first session free of charge.
First Thursday is a social club for ladies of all faiths and none, which meets monthly. The group is affiliated to St John’s but all are welcome.
An enthusiastic choir which meets each Friday at 6pm in St John's Church. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of experience of ability.
Small, friendly and informal Bible study group which meets 11am - 12pm on the second Tuesday of each month, in St John's Church.
The church was built by T.H. Wyatt in the 'Gothic' style, with 13th century style fenestration and font, and a marble pulpit. The nave has a scissor-braced roof. Its plain exterior belies fine architecture within.
At a total cost of £5000, the church was a gift to the parishioners from the trustees of the rectory of Doddington division acts, and was consecrated on 29th July 1872 by the Bishop of Ely.
It stands much as it was originally built, the only major addition being a large vestry on the north side. Inside, some pews have been removed to make circulation easier, and to provide for kitchen space.
A large platform has been built at the entrance to the chancel, providing space for less formal worship, and also giving the space needed for the church to be used for a much wider variety of events outside worship.
Volunteers maintain the church grounds very well; a fallen tree at the East end of the church has provided an opportunity to create an adventurous environment which is used by JJ’s and by Forest School (The Fenland Foragers).
The church grounds are always open - you are welcome to explore at any time.
Our Church Hall is a large building situated 100 metres away on the opposite side of the road to the Church; it comprises a kitchen, a large Hall with a stage and small hall/meeting room. A small office was built onto the hall in the late 1980’s which is now the Changing Market Town Project workers’ base. The Hall is used by the church and can also hired to community groups and private parties. The kitchen has been refurbished and received a 5* Food Hygiene rating in July 2019.
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