St John the Evangelist, Hurst

WELCOME and thank you for visiting these pages. 

We are a welcoming and inclusive Christian community built on the understanding that God accepts us equally and believing that God calls us equally to share that unconditional love with all people, without exception.

All are welcome to our services and events, most of which are followed by light refreshment and an opportunity to chat with St John's folk.

St John's Church seeks to serve the community of Hurst, Ashton-under-Lyne and has done so for the past 170 years. 

You can find details of usual services and regular activities on these pages.

Our Vicar is:           Revd Carol Schofield        [email protected]        07875 660379

Our Church Wardens are:

Graham Pinder    07960 885819             Kath Smith   07759 278762

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Revd Carol Schofield

St John the Evangelist
Kings Road

07875 660379
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Little Footsteps Toddler Group

Every Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Thursday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
St John the Evangelist, Hurst
Kings Road, Hurst, Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton-under-Lyne Manchester, OL6 8EZ, United Kingdom

Learning and fun for toddlers and babies - must be accompanied by parent/guardian/carer.
A chance for carers and children to make new friends.
Plenty of time to play, enjoy the famous refreshments and then sing together!
£1.50 per family.
The group meet each Thursday afternoon during term time at 1.00pm-2.30pm.
NB 1st Thursday of the month the group meet at Hurst Methodist Church on Curzon Road.
For more information contact Claire – 07956237781 or Linda – 07850335697

Term time only and 1st Thursday of the Month it is at Hurst Methodist Church

Would you enjoy being part of a team rota to collect people from home and bring them to church for services and events?
If you would like to join us, please contact Glynis Mather on 07738 423976 / email [email protected]


Our Parish 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 Co-ordinator (PSC). Our Diocese’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSC. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSC or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor - see the contact list 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.

Quick Contact List

Vicar - Revd Carol Schofield [email protected] 07875 660379

Parish Safeguarding Coordinator ​​
Jan Ratcliffe 0773 469 5117 [email protected]

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer​​
Abbey Clephane-Wilson [email protected] 0161 828 1451 / 07436 589606

Safeguarding Helpline 0303 003 111 The helpline will be staffed by the 31:8 - an independent safeguarding charity - and is available 7 days a week. Calls will be handled sensitively and confidentially.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
If the situation is dangerous for a child, young person or adult at risk, dial 999 ask for POLICE