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..                                

                  Bronwen Dodd

                  Charles 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 14th March

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 29th March at 11 am

Saturday, 14th March                    4.00-6.00 pm  Messy Church

Sunday, 15th March                      11.00 am           Lent 3 Holy Communion

Sunday, 22nd March                     11.00 am           Mothering Sunday Morning Worship

Saturday, 28th March                   2.00 pm             Baptism

Sunday, 29th March                      9.30 am             Passiontide Holy Communion at                                                     .                                                                                     Marchington Church


                                                        11.00 am             Cafe@Church












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.



The first lunch & meeting will take place on Thursday 27th February at 12.30 pm in the Community Room. Please book in with Val Laflin 500547 or Ann Gallimore 563404.




The date for this year’s fete will be Sunday 14th June.


Our theme will be the Earth, so as well as many of the usual attractions, we hope that this year will have a distinctly Green theme.


We would welcome any ideas that you have, so please join us at the Fete Planning Meeting on 16th March at 7:30 pm  in the Community room.

Filling Station - A New informal way of expressing the Christian Faith

Meets Third Thursday of every month (except December and August.) 7:30 – 9:30 pm in Stramshall Village Hall