St John's

St John’s is a Church of England church offering a warm and friendly welcome, taking to heart these words from Matthew’s gospel:

‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’ (Matthew 25)

We aim to offer God worthy worship, to grow in discipleship, to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to serve him in the community and the world in a spirit of inclusivity.

The Church of England/Anglicanism embraces many approaches to worship: we consider ourselves to represent the middle mainstream, with Eucharist at Sunday services.

The church is entirely surrounded by a beautiful circular churchyard, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the parish of Heaton Mersey.

We recognise that your belief and faith can change throughout life, sometimes accompanied by uncertainty: 

We Welcome You.

If you simply wish to see what St John’s can offer, are returning after a period of absence or if you attend regularly: 

We Welcome You.

We do not discriminate in any way on grounds of economic status, gender, health and physical ability, race or sexuality: 

We Welcome You.

For information on worship and services click services and events

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you.

Get in touch

Revd Liz Rowles Team Vicar

15 Priestnall Road
Heaton Mersey

Team Vicar
0161 964 3928
Revd Mike Read. Team Rector
0161 217 2882
What's on

Evening Prayer ( Compline)

Every Friday at for 1 hour
St John's

a short service of Evening prayer using the Church of England contemporary service of night prayer.

APCM St J Annual Report 2024 2 final.docx

We held our annual church meeting on 26th May 2024



Our parish of Heaton Mersey: St John the Baptist is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Jonathan Tennet [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. ( link below) If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

more information about safeguarding in Manchester Diocese