About Us

St John the Evangelist is a chapel of ease in the the Parish of Longcot with Fernham in the Shrivenham & Ashbury Benefice.

The Ministry Team consists of the Vicar, Rev'd Norma Fergusson, who lives in Shrivenham and a House for Duty Priest/Associate Vicar, Rev'd Canon Paul Richardson, who lives in Ashbury, a Licensed Lay Minister, retired clergy, and an Authorised Minister. There are other lay members who help lead Family Worship and Morning Prayer.

Services are held approximately six times a year to celebrate Festivals such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest.

St John the Evangelist was built in 1860. It underwent major renovation, including a new roof, in 2008-2009 and subsidiary work was completed in 2012. It is now leased and managed by a local community group, the Fernham Village Trust (FVT), as a village hall and a centre of worship. It hosts a range of activities including a daily nursery school. The 30 year lease was signed between the FVT and the Diocese in 2009 and maintenance obligations are shared.