About Us

This Edwardian church has a lot of beauty inside its plain exterior! Worship is traditional but child-friendly as well, we have a toy corner for the children.  The modern language form of Common Worship is normally used.  On the second Sunday in the month a Parish Breakfast follows the 10am All Age Worship Service.  The parish has a lively social life, with concerts and quizzes as well as fairs.

St. John’s Church, Sleekburn, was built in 1906 as a place of worship for the expanding mining community in Bedlington Station. It is a large red-brick building with a vicarage and church hall and was built with funds from the coalmining philanthropist Miss Emily Easton. The traditional but homely church hall is the venue for a Faith and Life Group, a Craft group and popular social evenings and fairs. St. John’s has good links with the two primary schools in the parish which use the church for their Christmas performances.

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