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31 May 2020

Online Service!

Our online service is now available: click here.

See our blog page for previous weeks services.


We now have a number for those without internet access to dial and hear St John's sermon recordings. The number is 01946 550259.
Do you know someone who might appreciate it? If so, please spread the word, we hope that this means more people will be able to listen to God's Word being preached.

The number is charged at normal call charges from your provider. So, to take an example, if a person has free evening and weekend calls from a land line, it will be free to them at that time. Contact your phone provider if you are unsure about charges.

6 May 2020.

House of Bishops backs phased approach to revising access to church buildings

"The House of Bishops met via Zoom this afternoon, as it has done regularly throughout the current pandemic, and continued to review advice to clergy on the Church’s efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, to protect the vulnerable and health services..."
Click here to read on

24 March 2020. Updated 4 April

Prayer Meeting

In times of uncertainty, especially now that we have been told to stay at home, we have to draw strength from our heavenly Father. The best way to do this is to continue to meet up remotely and pray with one another. To this end, we are going to see if we can hold a prayer meeting via the online platform, Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join in, all you need is access to the zoom app (smartphone, iPad or laptop) and pray with us in the comfort of your own home. We plan to have a a prayer session every Sunday at 8:30 pm. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Fergus, Si or Nigel.

17 March 2020. Updated 21 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Update: The St John's Continuity Plan is now available.

In the light of the Prime Minister's speech yesterday, and a letter from Bishop James just now, we are cancelling Sunday services and meetings in general. Do pass this word around to make sure everyone hears. Many things in church life can be carried on through phone, social media and the church website and I hope these will develop and be helpful to us all. Pastorally we need to do all we can to care for those who will feel most deeply this general social distancing. Please don't hesitate to email or phone me or Si.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever . . . For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." (Hebrews 13:8, 14-16)

There is a 'St John's continuity plan' which PCC members have received; a briefer version of it will be posted here tomorrow and updated as developments occur.

Rev'd Fergus Pearson

A warm welcome to St John's Hensingham!

We are an evangelical Anglican Church (in the Church of England.) We love welcoming newcomers and want to make you feel at home amongst us if you are near enough to visit.

As a group of people from many different backgrounds, we have found that Jesus welcomes us and so we want to welcome others!

Because we want to be shaped by the Bible as God's Word, we speak about having Gospel DNA. So whether it is our Sunday services, or other ministries, church life is shaped by this.

We are intentional about the 3 values of being:

  • Gospel centred
  • Bible centred
  • and Jesus centred.

Here's a short video that gives a snapshot of our aims over the next few years:

To see our full vision, which we have called Our Gospel DNA and which takes us to 2025, you can click below:

Gospel DNA

Service Times:

  • 9am Holy Communion
  • 11am Morning Service
  • 6.30pm Bitesize Bible

If you would like to find out more or if we can help in some way, please do get in touch.

Fergus Pearson, (Vicar)

25 May 2018

Data protection privacy notice

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation, (the “GDPR”). This new data protection regulation is effective from 25th May 2018.

You can access our Privacy Notice from the Contact Us page.

14 March 2020

Andrew and Bethanie Walker prayer letter - March

The latest news/prayer letter from Andrew and Bethanie Walker, (March 2020), is now available.

Please click the link below to open the document, (PDF format).

Prayer Letter - March

For previous prayer letters click here.

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