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                                  

                  Bronwen Dodd                                      

                  Barbara Oakley

                  Geoff Oakley

                  Kath Proctor

                  Pauline Ridout    

                  Lynne Smith

                  Louise Taylor


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 11th January

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 26th January

Sunday, 5th January                11.00 am            2nd Christmas Holy Communion

Saturday 11th January               4-6pm              Messy Church

Sunday, 12th January                11.00 am           Baptism of Christ Morning Worship

Sunday, 19th January                11.00 am           2nd Epiphany Holy Communion

Sunday, 26th January                11.00 am           3rd Epiphany Cafe @ Church






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This teddy bear has disappeared from the grave where it belongs.


It is obviously very distressing for the family.


Its safe return would be appreciated.