St John's is the parish church of Ainsdale, a suburb of Southport and 14 miles north of Liverpool.
We have a wide range of services to suit different styles of worship from Prayer Book (1662) service through Book of Common Worship (2004) to our informal Morning Praise service.
We’re delighted to announce some great news: we have a new Vicar! She is the Rev’d Jane Morgan, and she will be joining us from February 2020.
Following an intensive interview process all the panel agreed that Jane was the right person for St John’s. From the outset it was clear that Jane is someone who respects and values everything we have achieved at St John’s so far, and will work with us to develop our mission further. She will help us to explore and deepen our own faith whilst sharing our passion for reaching out to the school, our community in Ainsdale and beyond. Above all, everyone who met her – from all ages – found Jane to be very engaging, full of empathy, and really easy to get on with.
The selection process was expertly chaired by the Archdeacon of Knowsley & Sefton, who says the following about Jane: “I would like to commend Jane Morgan to you as your new Vicar. Before ordination, for over 30 years she practiced as a midwife and also taught it to others. She became Head of Midwifery Education at Edge Hill University. She is currently interim priest in charge at Newburgh and Westhead in Ormskirk deanery. She served her curacy at Holy Trinity Southport and been Self Supporting Minister at Halsall and Lydiate. She is a trustee of the Shyira Trust which works in Rwanda. She has a passion for dogs and border collies in particular, she enjoys walking and has done the St Paul’s trail in Turkey and recently part of the Camino ending at Santiago de Compostela. She likes reading, gardening cooking and having a laugh!
The interview panel felt that the gifts and skills Jane demonstrated would be of enormous benefit to the mission and ministry of St John’s and discerned that God was calling her. She will be instituted at 7pm on Tuesday February 25th at St John's church Ainsdale, Pancake Day!, and Bev and I look forward to being with you on that occasion.
Please pray for her and her husband Peter as she prepares to move and take on this new role.”
Sharing God's Love, Serving One Another