About Us

St John the Evangelist church belongs to the Church of England, and is in the Diocese of Derby

We are an evangelical church, in that we believe that people can have the assurance of faith in God through the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. That is ‘church-speak’ and simply means that we can know God’s forgiveness and friendship when we turn to Jesus, and seek to put him first in our lives. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus, who, in a supernatural way helps us to have the certainty of knowing we are part of God’s true family.

We seek to have a broad range of worship activities in which people can meet with God. For visiting children  there are soft-toy bags available when the service becomes boring for them! (We have yet to introduce similar bags for bored adults!)

The Covid pandemic has impacted our weekday fellowship bible study and monthly prayer breakfast meetings such that they are currently limited to virtual activities. We have a Brownies Group associated with the church.

The Parish comprises Charlesworth, Chisworth, Gamesley and Simmondley with a population of approximately 9,000.

(updated 23:00 Feb 12th 2022)