St John the Baptist, Blackford

We would be delighted if you would join us. Whether you are wanting to take your first steps into Christianity, are someone who has been part of the Christian community for many years, or you are just wanting time to be nearer to god, prayer and contemplation. Families and children are an important part of our congregations and we welcome all ages to join us. We also offer Baptism, Wedding and Funeral Services.

Reverend Ian Johnston

Watch Hill
Burgh by Sands


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Rev’d Ian Johnston, Priest in Charge

Watch Hill
Burgh by Sands

What's on

Sunday Service

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St John the Baptist, Blackford
Blackford, CA6 4ES, United Kingdom

Morning worship held each Sunday at 11 am there is also a service at our sister church St Mary the Virgin in Rockcliffe at 9.30 am

On the 4th Sunday of each month, our service is at 10.00


At St John the Baptist's Church we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Joan Bell

Email: [email protected]

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Joanna Van Lachterop and she can be contacted at [email protected] or at 07458 016884. Joanna’s working days are Monday to Friday.

Out of Hours Support:

If Joanna is unavailable and you are concerned that an adult is being abused, or at risk, you should report it by contacting Adult Social Care, Cumberland Council. Emergency Out of Hours - 01228 526690

If you are concerned about a child or young person, please contact:

· Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 (if it relates to a concern in the Allerdale, Carlisle or Copeland area) or,

· Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Hub on 0300 373 2724 (if it relates to a concern in the Barrow, Eden or South Lakeland area).

If you believe that a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, call the emergency services on 999.


· NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child and need advice or guidance on what to do.

· Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

· National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse or need help to report.

· Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

· Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

· Victim Support Cumbria: 0300 303 0157. Emotional and practical advice to help people affected by crime in Cumbria.

· LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428

· Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

· Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602