St John's Church



Team Vicar: Rev John Jukes


01283 821532

1st Sunday

11 a.m Holy Communion

2nd Sunday

11 a.m. Family Service

3rd Sunday

11 a.m. Holy Communion

4th Sunday

11:00 Cafe Church

5th Sunday

11 a.m. Holy Communion



Our vision as Christians is to continue to develop as a welcoming community of faith, sharing God's love in worship, spirituality, word and deed and seeking to respond to the needs of the people of the village and wider community in which we are an active presence and partner





Join us for coffee after our service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month



Does this community need a sanctuary for Worship, holding Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals in the centre of this beautiful rural setting?

Generations of families have given loyal and unstinting service in many varied ways to promote and ensure its future and there are still dedicated parishioners committed to providing all that is necessary for the promotion of God’s Kingdom in our village.

We look for fresh ideas and stimulus to encourage people to join us, not only in our Sunday Worship but in all events that contribute to the life of the Church.

We need a new generation, with new ideas for making the Church more accessible and refreshing in its appeal to everyone in our community.

Come and talk to our Churchwarden Ann Gallimore or any of our Parochial Church Council members listed below...


                  Neville Gallimore                                  Geoff Oakley

                  Bronwen Dodd                                      Barbara Oakley

                  Charles Dodd                                         Lynne Smith

                  Pam Collins                                            Louise Taylor

                  Pauline Ridout                                       Kath Proctor

What does the Future hold for the Church in Kingstone?

Cafe @ Church

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If someone has not been to Church for a while , then they sometimes are unsure about what to expect.

Our take up is mostly volunteers, parents and young children, but Messy Church is for all ages.

We would encourage anyone to stop by on the second Saturday of the month, even if it just for a cup of tea or coffee and to have a look at what we are doing.

We are very informal and love people to you to join in all the activities or be creative in a different way. We have lots of resources that you can try your hand to.  Wear comfortable clothes and don’t think you have to dress up. We don’t!

To see what we have been doing previously, click here or click the tab above.


We really hope you can join us. Our next meeting is Saturday 12th October

Messy Church

Messy Church is

•is a way of being church for families involving fun

•is found across the world

•values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration

Café Church takes place in Church on the 4th Sunday.  It is a time spent drinking coffee/tea, reading the Sunday newspapers, chatting (catching up), discussing topics (we have discussed Electric cars, Badger culling, Gun crime, Pollution to name but a few topics).  We then relate the topic to the bible, a short prayer time with a song.  Please come along, it is very informal. Next Cafe@Church is Sunday 27th October

Sunday, 6th October             11.00 am 16 Trinity Holy Communion

Saturday 12th October           4pm to 6 pm Messy Church

Sunday, 13th October            11.00 am 17 Trinity Morning Worship

Saturday, 19th October           1.00 pm Wedding

Sunday, 20th October           11.00 am 18 Trinity Holy Communion

Sunday 27th October            11.00 am Last of Trinity Cafe@Church

Sunday, 3rd November         11.00 am 4 Before Advent All Souls Service







The Rev. Mick Bridgewater who is the Dementia Friendly Church Enabler for Stoke and Staffordshire will be running 4 training sessions this autumn on Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:30 pm in Uttoxeter Church on 9th and 23rd October and 6th and 20th November. He will also lead the Area Service at 3pm at Bramshall Church on  Sunday 24th November.






The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place on Sunday, 29th September at 7.00 pm.  This year’s charity is supporting the Kabanda Trust based at Trentham which helps children who had no access to education or healthcare and at the moment is helping a nursery and primary school in Kampala, Uganda.

Smartie tubes will be available to fill with coins to support this charity.

Any fresh produce will be auctioned as usual with the proceeds given to the Kabanda Trust and any dried foods in packets, tins, tea, coffee etc.  will be donated to the Uttoxeter Food Bank.

Following the Service, bread & cheese will be served before the auction.

Offers of help with decorating, flowers and produce would be welcome at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 26th September.

Flower Rota 2019/20  

The new Flower Rota is due to start in July.  Firstly, thank you to all who have arranged flowers in Church throughout the year or given donations and flowers at festival times.  If you wish to join the rota on a particular date for a special occasion, please contact Pauline Ridout on 01889 562989.  New decorators are welcome.

Lent Lunches

Lent Lunches raised £100 (including gift aid) for

Midlands Air Ambulance

Heath Chorus

The Heath Chorus  Thank you to all who supported

this concert which was very enjoyable.  They will be singing again at Blithfield Church on Saturday 8th June.

Kingstone Church Harvest Supper

On Friday, 27th September at 7.30 pm

In Kingstone Village Hall


Tickets: £12.00Child: £6.00

Please bring your own glass & drink

Tickets:  available Ann Gallimore Tel: 01889 563404 & PCC members

All Welcome