St John the Evangelist, Brigg

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There was no church in Brigg until 1699, it was a small hamlet and the nearest church was Wrawby but as the town began to develop because of the river and increased trade, and to counteract the influence of Non-conformists, some local men secured the land and monies to build a chapel-of-ease in Brigg. From 1699 to 1716 there was a daily service and a weekly sermon conducted by the Master of Brigg Grammar School (now Sir John Nelthorpe School) and after this date by the Vicar of Wrawby or his Curate.

The 1699 building was smaller than the present church and was in the classical style of architecture. (A small model stands on the altar of the Children’s Chapel in the church). This church served the population of Brigg until the 1840’s, but as Brigg was beginning to expand even more local people thought a larger church was needed. After appeals and discussions the present building was finally erected in 1843. It was still a Chapel-of-ease until 1872 when it became a parish church with its own vicar Rev’d W.J.Wylie.

The building remained the same but with internal changes. New pews were inserted, the original stained glass window remains and additional windows have been added over the years which enhance the church, namely the Brieley memorial west window, the Richards east window and two south windows, the Wallhead and Robinson windows, all named in memory of people who dedicated time and commitment for the benefit of the church and congregation.

The church in the centre of Brigg is a hub of activity and is open to welcome visitors Thursday mornings/special occasions or normal service times. We follow traditional services for three Sundays and All-age worship the first Sunday of the month. We have a thriving choir and music group and have recently re-established a children’s church. We are committed to outreach and have volunteers who practice Shared Baptism / Home Communion, Sick and Bereavement Visiting and Counselling.

Father Owain Mitchell, joined us at Brigg in December 2005 as vicar in charge of the Benefice of St John the Evangelist Brigg, St Mary the Virgin Wrawby and All Saints Church Cadney. Since 2010 he has also been Vicar of Bonby and Worlaby.  He is committed to working hard to continue the very good work of his predecessors to develop a friendly and welcoming church for all people, for the purpose of worship, mission and ministry.

For any enquiries regarding Weddings or Baptisms, please call Fr Owain Mitchell on 01652 653989

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Rev. Fr. Owain Mitchell
The Vicarage
10, Glanford Road,
DN20 8JD
(01652) 653989
No email contact is available, please try our website.
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Morning Praise
Lay led
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship


Cafe Church at Costa Coffee
Brigg Churches Together are hosting a Caf� Church for informal conversation over coffee. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Costa Coffee, 0930 - 1030.
Every first and third Tuesday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Bible Study Group
Bible Study Group exploring the Gospel according to Matthew. We use Tom Wright's 'Matthew for everyone' and the accompanying Study Guide to help steer our discussions and explorations. Everyone warmly welcomed.
Every first Tuesday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours


Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Five Minutes with God
St. John's will be open for people to drop in and pray... stay for as long or a short a time as you are able to.
Every fourth Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Farmer's market Eucharist Service
Come and join us for a celebration of the Eucharist 1130am - 12 noon every Farmer's market day (4th Sat of the month) All are most warmly welcomed
Every fourth Saturday at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
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Opening Dedication service for the Tree of Light
A Dedication service in Chapel Court, Brigg, to switch on the lights of the Brigg Tree of Lights
Monday 20th November 2017 at 5:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Festival of christmas Trees
Come along and see our church filled with beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths 1000 - 1500 Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December
Thursday 7th December 2017 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Carol Service
Join us for a Christmas Carol Service to conclude the Festival of Christmas Trees
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Dedication Service to switch off the Tree of Lights
A Dedication service in chapel Court, Brigg, in which all the names on the Tree of Light will be remembered and prayed for.
Saturday 6th January 2018 at 3:30 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


Foundation Course is being arranged for 2008
Church Open Thursdays: 9.00 AM to 11.45 AMSundays: see service times
Hall for Hire Contact: Mrs. Carolyn SmithThe Vicarage10, Glanford RoadBriggDN20 8dj01652 653989
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14885
Built: 1699 - remodelled in1843
Archdeaconry: STOW and LINDSEY (212)
Deanery: YARBOROUGH (21206)
Parish Legal Name: Brigg (210430 )
CofE Church Info: (621430 21/430)
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The current editor is: Owain Mitchell

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This page was last updated on Monday 18th September 2017
St John the Evangelist : Bigby Street, Brigg. DN20 8EJ, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8EJ

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