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 10th November when our theme will be Remembrance

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

Sunday 17th February   11am                      3 Before Lent Holy Communion

Sunday 24th February   11am                      Cafe@Church

Friday, 1st March             7.00 pm          World Day of Prayer at St. Peter’s Marchington

Sunday, 3rd March         11.00 am                Sunday before Lent  Holy Communion

Ash Wednesday 6th March  7.30 pm        Service at St. Mary’s Uttoxeter

Saturday, 9th March         4.00-6.00 pm    Messy Church

Sunday, 10th March         11.00 am             1st Lent  Family Service

Sunday, 17th March          11.00 am             2nd Lent  Holy Communion

Sunday, 24th March         11.00 am             3rd Lent  Cafe@Church

Sunday, 31st March          11.00 am             Mothering Sunday  Holy Communion


World Day of Prayer Service

On Friday 1st March at 7.00 pm

at St. Peter’s Marchington

The Service this year has been organized by the women of Slovenia

All are welcome

St John the Baptist Church, Kingstone



Join us for

an evening with


At 7.30pm on Saturday 6th April

         In church          Light refreshments


Adults: £7.50        Children: £4.00

From Ann Gallimore 01889 563404

         Bronwen Dodd 01889 500397

Or any PCC member




The first meeting will take place on Thursday 14th March at 12.30 pm in the Community Room with lunch.  This year’s theme is “Daring to see God now”. Please book in with Val Laflin 500547 or Ann Gallimore 563404



Saturday 15th June 2019

Please come along to a meeting in the Community Room on


Thursday, 7th March at 7.30 pm


We need you with your ideas, help and support to make another successful community day.

Please contact Ann Gallimore 563404