Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Killingworth

St John's


The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.

It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no baptisms, weddings or funerals.

In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given.

“We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”

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A welcoming family church serving the communities of Killingworth, Killingworth Village, Westmoor, Palmersville and Holystone

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The parish of Killingworth: St John 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, (PSO). The Diocese of Newcastle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. 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.

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Rev'd Sarah Moon

Revd Sarah Moon 0191 268 0271 Rev'd Alan Meighen (0191) 268 1953 St John's Safe from Harm contact details: Mrs. A. Hamilton (PSO) Tel. (0191) 268 2295

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Praise, Prayer and Worship

Every Sunday at 10 a.m.

St John the Evangelist
West Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 6BJ
United Kingdom

A live streamed and zoomed service based on Common Worship. Streamed on facebook, if you would like to join through zoom please message this page for an invite.

Live stream Morning Worship/Prayer Prayers All age/Family Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly Event held in a Community Space Event held in a Private Home Event held in a Street Event held in a Vicarage

A message for these difficult times.

20 Mar 2020, 7 p.m.