St John the Evangelist, Hurst

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St John the Evangelist Hurst 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 when not in lockdown on these pages and on our website.   

Our Church Wardens are:

Graham Pinder    07960 885819             Kath Smith   07759 278762

See details of  Hurst Virtual Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne and 300 miles sponsored walk which raised £4500

The parish of Hurst: St John the Evangelist is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.


Vicar - Currently in interregnum

Safeguarding Coordinator ​​ Jan Ratcliffe. 07734 695117

Children’s Mentor ​​​​ Janet Matley. 07528 386771

Vulnerable Adults Representative​​​ Marjorie Johnston 0161 339 4393

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 Hotline​​0808 800 5000 [email protected]

NSPCC Childline 0800 1111 or

Tameside Children’s Safeguarding Board:

​Mon – Fri Office hours 0161 342 4101

Out of hours 0161 342 2222

Tameside Adults’ Safeguarding Board:

Mon – Fri Office hours 0161 342 2400

Out of hours 0161 342 2222

If the situation is dangerous for a child, young person or adult at risk, dial 999 ask for POLICE

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Kath Smith

St John the Evangelist
Kings Road


Little Footsteps Toddler Group

Every Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Thursday at 1 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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Kings Road, Hurst, Ashton-under-Lyne

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 a Church Warden

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

Refreshments Family Friendly Community group Parents and toddlers

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we have opened a book of condolence in St John's.