St John the Baptist, Newport

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St John’s Mission Statement


St John’s Church is a welcoming Christian community for all, inspired by the love of God, growing together in faith, sharing the good news of Jesus by serving others through words and actions.


The Parish of St John the Baptist, celebrating the next  175 years of service.

The parish of St John's takes in the South side of Newport and extends into the neighbouring countryside, as far as Blackwater and Whitecroft. St John's is part of the Church of England, and comes under the West Wight Deanery, in the Diocese of Portsmouth. St John's is one of the two parishes in the centre of Newport. It is a joint benefice with Sts Thomas, the church in the town centre.

Styles of worship

St John's is a church of the open evangelical tradition.
Worship varies between traditional and modern styles, quite often with a wide range within one service. We strive to be obedient to the Holy Spirit and to allow Him to work within our patterns of worship.

Caring for people

Part of our response to Jesus' love for us is caring for the needy. However, it is easy for needs to go unnoticed.

The PCC's Caring Committee would therefore like to know of anyone who is sick, housebound, bereaved or otherwise in need of some help and support.

If you are aware of anyone like this, or if you yourself would like someone to visit you, please contact us via the link at Who's Who at St John's.

Healing ministry

Prayer for healing is available at any service, but particularly during the main communion service, which is generally held twice a month at 9:30am. Members of the prayer ministry team can come to pray at your home for healing or for any other need.

In 2012 we celebrated 175 years of service. Please join us for services or special events during 2015.

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The Revd Kevin Paul ARKELL - Incumbent
The Vicarage
72A Medina Avenue
PO30 1HF
(01983) 539580
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Holy Communion
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Service
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments
Evening Service
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Evening Service
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
from Sunday 26th February 2017 until Sunday 26th November 2017


Chatterbox: Carers and Toddlers
A friendly meeting place for mums , dads and carers and toddlers. Toys and drinks in the hall. Contact Ollie Brett Hill 07717857827
Every Monday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


615 Youth Group
A lively meeting for young people up to Year 8 Contact Ethne Whitlock 528146 for details of Youth Work
Check with Ethne 528146 for updated details of where and when 615 meets
Every Tuesday at 6:15 PM for 1 hour


A friendly time of chat, study and a cuppa Contact John Heal 523975 for venue and time . This meets fortnightly on Wednesday but may vary.
Every first third and fifth Wednesday at
Wednesday St John's Lunch Club
Weekly Wednesday St John's Luncheon Club St John's Luncheon Club, the ' Comeback Club' provides good food and good company every Wednesday in St John's Community Hall. Coffees and teas served from 10 - 11 30 am . At 12 00 a freshly cooked two course lunch plus drinks at a cost of 4.00, followed by entertainment and a chance to chat. Please book your lunch by 10 30 a.m. by phoning 07582423657. If you need further information, please contact Flora on 821829
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM
Choir Practice
615- 715 Children 645- 745 Adults Contact Jo Dover Choir Director 529422
Every Wednesday at 6:15 PM


Ladies Prayer Group
A time to pray for the needs of the world, the church and individual needs. Contact 525446 for details of when and where. Time and venue may vary.
Every second and fourth Thursday at 10:30 AM
House group
A friendly and informal gathering to study, discuss and drink coffee. Contact Steve Brett Hill 526632 for details of venue and topics or if you need a lift.
Contact Steve Brett Hill for details of when and where we meet: 526632
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
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Barn Dance
Admission £5 to include Hot Dogs/Burgers in aid of 2020 Vision
Saturday 21st January 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Taize Service
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Barnabas performed by Roger Jones and choirs
Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3:30 PM for 1½ hours
Mothering Sunday Service
Sunday 26th March 2017 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Cowes Concert Band performance
details to be confirmed
Monday 27th March 2017 at 8:00 PM for 2 hours
Maundy Thursday Supper and Communion
6p.m. for 6.30p.m.
Thursday 13th April 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Easter Garden Workshop
Friday 14th April 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Good Friday Service
Also Easter Garden Workshop, time to be confirmed
Friday 14th April 2017 at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Saturday 15th April 2017 at 1:00 PM for 1 hour
Easter Day Communion
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Wall Paintings


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Incumbent: The Revd Kevin Paul ARKELL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16806
Built: 1837
Archdeaconry: Isle of Wight (292)
Deanery: Isle of Wight (29203)
Benefice: Newport St Jo (29/018 R)
Parish Legal Name: Newport St. John (290162 )
CofE Church Info: (629162 29/162)
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The current editor is: Harry Walker

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This page was last updated on Saturday 14th January 2017
St John the Baptist : Cnr Drake And Terrace Roads, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1EQ - Corner of Terrace Road and Drake Road, opposite 6th form College, Nodehill.


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