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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 at 9am, 11am or 6.30pm 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...

  • Bringing in: bringing people to hear about Jesus
  • Building up: building people up as followers of Jesus
  • Bearing fruit: equipping people to serve Jesus

Si Walker explains our 3 aims in this short video:

Everything we do is focused on growing together as followers of Jesus.

Fergus Pearson, (Vicar)

News - Simon Manchester

Guest service - Simon Manchester

Sunday 17th July at 10.30am

Simon Manchester is the senior minister at St Thomas' Anglican Church North Sydney and the main speaker at the Keswick Convention (week 1). He is married to Kathy and they have three adult children. He was a school teacher before studying at Moore Theological College and he did training in Wollongong and London before taking up his first church in Sydney.

He was chaplain for the North Sydney Rugby League Bears for seven seasons and also ran the ministry to the North Sydney business community for ten years. Simon is known for his excellent Bible teaching and his talk will be really good for someone who is perhaps not used to church.

Invite a friend!

News - Thirty Three Three


Friday 15th July, 7.30pm at St John's Hensingham

Music with a message

An evening of new songs & Christian stories.

Poster, (pdf)




With some not feeling confident in their alarm clocks set for such an early hour, a group of guys got up at dawn last Saturday to take a trip to this year's Northern Men's Convention in Cheshire. However, we soon safely arrived to find St John's, Knutsford, crammed full of guys eager to worship and learn from the Bible.

About 400 men had come from all over northern England to hear David Robertson, (Director of SOLAS, Centre for Public Christianity), give a day of talks on the subject of "Being Confident in God's Word, God's Son and God's Church".

David Robertson was really engaging and showed how important our dependence in Christ and the Bible is to everything we do. He had many memorable quotes, my favourite one was:

"If you take Christ out of Christian you're left with Ian, and he can't save you"

Audio downloads of the talks will soon be available here, (

On the journey back the car was buzzing with lively debate about what David had shared and how we can build up our church through being confident in God's Word, God's Son and God's Church.

We're looking to head back next year, so if you think you'd be interested... watch this space!

CYFA Spring Retreat 2016

Football School - 2016