St John the Evangelist, Crowborough

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A bit of history

The Church was built by the De la Warr family as a Chapel of Ease within the Parish of Withyham St Michael. The original building, consisting of only the nave, was built and consecrated in 1839. The chancel was added in 1870.
A year later the district it served became a Parish and the then Priest in Charge, Rev E D Herbert, its first Vicar – 10 years before the Fermor Chapel became the Parish Church of Crowborough.

Our tradition

The impressive stone altar was amongst the first to be provided in an Anglican Church and shows St John’s to have been one of the earliest Churches of the Catholic Revival.
This tradition has been maintained and we still represent the “traditional” wing of the Church – also known as “Anglo-Catholic”, “High Church”, “bells and smells”. But this doesn’t mean we are stuffy or distant. On the contrary you will be assured of a warm welcome if you should decide to try us out.

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Fr Paul Redparth
St John's Vicarage,
St John's Road,
East Sussex,
(01892) 668188

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Said Mass
Book of Common Prayer Every Sunday at 8:00 am
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Sunday Club
2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday young people (ages 4 to 11) spend part of the service in the Church Hall in Sunday Club.
Every second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:45 AM
Family Friendly
Parish Mass
Our main service is our Parish Mass at 10.00am were we use Common Worship. On the second Sunday there is an Family Mass.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Family Service
There is a short Family Service on the first and third Sunday, with hymns, prayers, a bible reading and a story.
Every first and third Sunday at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4863
Diocesan ID: CX1311
Built: 1839
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Archdeaconry: HASTINGS (103)
Deanery: ROTHERFIELD (10306)
Benefice: Crowborough St Jo (10/375 X)
Parish Legal Name: Crowborough St. John the Evangelist (100492 )
CofE Church Info: (610492 10/492)
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The current editor is: Ron Rose

This page was last updated on Friday 14th July 2017
St John the Evangelist : St John's Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1RZ

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