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

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

Fergus Pearson, (Vicar)


Watch a video about our desire for a 'year of engagement' in 2014:


Coffee Morning

CAP news

Whitehaven CAP centre has recently celebrated its' first anniversary. Over the past 12 months Julian Berkeley, (Centre Manager), and his team have made huge progress from their humble beginnings.

So much has happened over the past 12 months, (and continues to happen on a regular basis), that Julian has agreed to keep us up to date with events via a new News section which has been added to the CAP page.

From "Open for business" to "Award winning team", you can read all about it in the News section.


Ministry Apprentice Opportunity

Gain experience for future ministry while serving our local church. St John’s is seeking an apprentice to begin September 2014 for a year.

This will include:

  • theological training each week on the Northwest Partnership Training Course
  • the opportunity to develop your ministry gifts
  • experience of different church ministries and working as part of a church staff
  • practical duties in the church
  • receiving regular mentoring and one-to-one discipleship

Financial support in the form of a bursary is available for the year. The post will be subject to our Safeguarding recruitment policy.

For more information please speak to Si Walker (Curate) by visiting our contact page.