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Vicars and Priests at St John's

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In the century and more since the start of St John's (initially as a temporary church in 1873, and then with the current building in 1893) there have been a relatively small number of priests in charge of the parish. Indeed, just three of them (Fr White, Canon James and Fr Salter) gave a 111 years of combined service to the parish!

It is these men, listed below, who have steered the church and its people through ever changing times, all the while maintaining the dignified anglo-catholic worship for which St John's is justly known.

Vicars and Priests

Rev. J.H. White
Priest-in-Charge of the Tin Church, 1873-1893
Priest-in-Charge, 1893-1898

Rt. Rev. John M. Steward, Bp
Priest-in-Charge, 1898-1904

Rev. Canon R.H.L. James
Vicar, 1904-1954

Rev. S.J. Forrest
Vicar, 1954-1961

Rev. R. Salter
Vicar, 1962-1998

Rev. J. Cope
Vicar, 1999-2007

Rev. E.J. Lewis
Priest-in-Charge, 2010-2011

Rev. D.E. Stevenson
Priest-in-Charge, 2011-2013
Vicar, 2013 to present

Sausage and Beer Evening

Come and join us on Friday 12th October at 7.30pm for our parish Sausage and Beer evening. All the beers and sausages will be carefully chosen to delight the taste buds and satisfy the stomach. Tickets (£12 per person) can be purchased online.

Parish Lunch

Our Parish Lunch will be held after Mass at 12pm on Sunday 28th October. Please contact us to let us know you are coming, or sign up online.

Jazz in the Afternoon!

The first in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts takes place on Sunday 28th October. Come and join us for an afternoon concert of popular jazz in the stunning surrounds of St John's, featuring The Mike Chillingworth Quartet (saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums). Tickets are available online here or pay on the door. Tickets £8 (and £2 for under 18s).