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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)

CYFA news 2016

"Save West Cumberland Hospital" petition

It is so important that we support this petition so that our voice is heard in West Cumbria and we do all we can to save the services at our local hospital. The closing date for signing is the 22nd October.

The petition can be found here.

Pathfinders news 2016

Discipleship course - Autumn 2016

The first meeting of this years Discipleship course is nearly upon us. Set to start on the 10th September, the course is scheduled to run on a monthly basis with each meeting occuring on a Saturday morning at the Howgate.

For full details please read the brochure.

New intern to join St John's

New intern - Andreas

We are excited that Andreas Jungklaus will be joining us from Brazil this September, for one year. With Joe Pearson finishing his apprenticeship, Andreas will be serving in our church and getting some training too on the local IX12 internship scheme and from North West Partnership.

Andreas, who is 21, has just finished studying petroleum engineering and hopes to return to Brazil to be more effective in the workplace as a Christian witnessing to his faith. He has been serving in his church for a number of years as a volunteer and also helping with the youth group.

We look forward to welcoming Andreas and seeing how God will use this opportunity.

For more information on IX12 internships, visit

Andrew and Bethanie Walker prayer letter - August

The latest news/prayer letter from Andrew and Bethanie Walker, (August 2016), is now available.

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

Prayer Letter - August



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