St John's is an evangelical church (in the Church of England). We're on the edge of Whitehaven, in West Cumbria. Please join us on a Sunday if you're near us!
At St John's...
We proclaim Jesus Christ as the one who rules everything and the saviour of all who turn to him for salvation.
We look carefully at the Bible in each church service and in various smaller groups. We do this because we recognise that the Bible is God’s word in written form.
Like all people, we are full of faults. But we believe God’s promise that he will forgive all those who turn to Jesus Christ, and we aim to be faithful to him in the way that we live.
In April 2013 we launched our Ministry Strategy which outlines our 3 priorities of evangelism, (helping people explore Christianity), discipleship and training.
Everything we do is focused on growing together as followers of Jesus.
Fergus Pearson, (Vicar)
100 years of sharing Jesus
This Summer St John's is turning 100 and we would love you to be part of the celebrations! Friday 28th June - Monday 1st July are packed full. A whole range of events are planned to celebrate the life of the church over this time. Special services with the Bishop of Carlisle and Revd Tom Parsons will mark the occasion, as well as a three day flower festival and Saturday afternoon (1-4pm) 'party in the car park.'
You can find a complete timetable of events here. Everyone is welcome and we would love to see you!
For the Saturday afternoon party, parking will be available at Hensingham Primary and the Lowther Arms by their kind agreement (due to our car park being closed for the party.)
CD Launch at St John's!
Four musician's from St John's have come together to record songs in honour of the 100 years of Sharing Jesus celebrations. The songs, which were recorded locally at The Music Farm in Egremont, are designed to say something about Jesus Christ and also tell stories of how the writers came to trust Christ. It is hoped that this will be a good way of encouraging those who already believe and allowing others to hear of the Christian hope in a bit of a different way. A couple of the songs will feature acoustically at our evening event 'What is truth?', at 7pm on Sunday 30th June, if you want a preview!
The CD is called 'Into the Light' and is available for £6 from St John's. Any profits will go to the Youth and Children's fund at St John's.
The CD contains 9 tracks. Here are samples of a few of the tracks:
'Parenting for God' course
Are you a parent of children or young people aged 0-18 years?
Beginning Thursday 19th September St John's is running a 6 week course for parents who would like to re-visit 6 key concepts of the Bible relating to parenting. Led by Si Walker and using material from popular Christian writer Ann Benton, the group will have opportunity to see what the Bible says and apply it together. Please speak to Si Walker or Joyce Hewer, our Training Rep, for more information.
Please note, Thursday night Home Groups will be flexible over this period, to allow people to attend the course.