About Us

The Cranmer Benefice aims, To know Christ better, and to make Him better known.

St John of Beverley in Whatton forms part of the Cranmer Benefice, which comprises a group of parishes: Scarrington, Orston, Whatton, Hawksworth, Aslockton, and Thoroton. The services at the churches within the group range from traditional to more relaxed, family friendly services.  They are supported by both traditional and contemporary forms of music. Services range from Cafe Church, Morning Praise and Holy Communion Service which we offer in both Common Worship and Book of Common Prayer.

We aim to continue to grow our church community consistent with the leadership of our Bishop Paul William’s initiative of “Growing disciples: Wider, Younger, Deeper”.

Although the Benefice is currently in Interregnum, we are maintaining the diversity of services we have, and are being supported by fabulous Clergy and Readers. You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

Any queries should be directed to our administrator Jade Blaylock on 07526 603 766 our Church Wardens Roger Coulter 01949 850265 and Rev'd Tim Chambers on 07946 526569.