Church of England Diocese of Durham Stockton Christchurch

St John the Baptist

Blessing our communities in Jesus' name for the transformation of us all

We welcome those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, really rich, comfortable, or struggling to pay their bills.

We welcome crying babies, excited toddlers, tweens and teens who are convinced that this will be “boooring”. We welcome parents, those who long to be parents and those who are happy they aren’t. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet.

We welcome you whether you can sing like an angel or are as tuneless as the rest of us. You’re welcome here if you are “just visiting”, “just woken up”, or just got out of prison. We welcome you if you’re having problems, feeling fed-up or are only here because you are looking to get married or have your child baptised here.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now or had religion shoved down their throat as kids. We welcome seekers, doubters, atheists, agnostics and the ‘spiritual but not religious’. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, haven’t been to church since you went with school or have never been.

You are welcome here for God welcomes all of us: whoever we are, wherever we’re from, whatever we’ve done.

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Rev'd Jennie Sharpe

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr
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Durham Road

A Holy Communion service following Common Worship liturgy with hymns. This service is structured and easy to follow but there is always someone available to help if you get lost. Children's activities are available for the first part of the service and then the children join the main service in time for the Eucharistic Prayer. Refreshments (free of charge) are served after the service - do stay behind and have a chat.

Prayers Music Hymns Singing Refreshments served All age/Family Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Family Friendly Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities Event held in a Church