A warm welcome to St. John's Church Shotley at Snods Edge near Shotley Bridge


St. John's Church serves the parish of Shotley in the Diocese of Newcastle and the county of Northumberland.
It is a lively rural parish with a thriving congregation of all ages.
South of the Tyne and north of the river Derwent, the church of St. John, built of local stone, was consecrated as a Chapel-of-Ease in 1837 to replace the older chapel of St. Andrew on Greymare Hill.
We meet for worship at 10.30am every Sunday morning throughout the year and meet afterwards in our Church Hall for coffee and tea.
St John's Church Hall is located some 100 yards from the Church and hosts numerous groups and regular events that serve the local community. For more information on the Church Hall please visit the website.
There is a Facebook page for both the Church and Hall where the latest news and events will appear.
On Facebook search for 'St Johns Church and Hall'.
A parish magazine is published regularly, 10 issues in a year, and is distributed to every household across the parish and to the church congregation.
A copy of the latest issue, December 2020 is posted at the foot of this page.


Our Mission Statement

With God’s helpwe aim to be a worshipping, growing,
Christian community, serving God and others
with 
Jesus Christ 
as our example
and in the power of the Holy Spirit.





Wilf Smurthwaite Memorial Window Appeal

Great news that we have been approved to proceed with this project - please go to the dedicated page for this project via the menu tab or this link.

Coronavirus - Latest at St John's 18/02/21

The church is open for private prayer each day and you are welcome to visit, however briefly. We have a QR code on the noticeboard so that you can check in using a smart phone with the NHS Covid App and there is a list for names on the table.
Please use hand sanitiser when you enter and leave the Church and wear a mask whilst in Church and if you do come in for private prayer please leave a hassock on the seat you have used as a sign that you have been there and we will then sanitize routinely.

Revd. Canon Geoff Purcell Smith will continue to ‘broadcast’ the services on Sunday and Wednesday using the Whypay telephone conferencing service in the continuing hope that our congregation divided as they are geographically, may find some unity in hearing and sharing our Eucharist. 

WHYPAY DETAILS to join Geoff and share in worship together:
Dial 0333 0110 946,
Key in the room number
: 24664125#
Key in the PIN number: 8701# 

Lay reader Prof. Alec Ryrie will also be leading a regular service via Zoom, Snods Together, every Sunday at 6:00p.m. The details for this service is given in the regular newsletters or contact Geoff using the contact information provided below. 


For any further information, the vicar can be contacted by telephoning 01207 255577 or 07747111892.



The continuing lockdown means that we have had to review the possible ways of making donations to Church Funds in addition to the usual Standing Orders. We have now registered for a text giving service.





For those on social media there will be regular posts on our Facebook page @StJohnsSnods Edge.


Details of prayer, worship, study, and community life are also being sent out regularly by email. If you wish to receive this please email the vicar as detailed above.


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Shotley St. Johns,
2 Jan 2021, 02:32