St John the Evangelist

Killingworth's Parish Church

A welcoming family church serving the communities of Killingworth, Killingworth Village, Westmoor, Palmersville and Holystone.

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Sunday 8:30am Said Holy Commmunion

Sunday 10am Holy Communion

Monday 9:15am Morning Prayer

Thursday 10am Holy Communion

Calendar of all services

Special Services

As well as our regular services, we also have a lively calendar of special services.

These include services to celebrate include Holy Days such as Ash Wednesday, and seasonal services such as those around Easter and Christmas.

We also have monthly special childrens' services, and we take part in events such as The World Day of Prayer.

Life Events

St John’s has been the focal point for family celebrations for generations, from celebrating new arrivals through Christenings (Also called Baptisms) through Marriages to the point of final farewell at Funeral and memorial services, we are here to journey with you at each stage of life.



On the first and third Sunday of every month we hold special services for children.

'Little Explorers' is a short service of story telling and singing for the youngest members of our Church family, (typically from birth to school age).

'Lego Church' on the third Sunday is a new interactive way to explore some of the stories in the Bible through LEGO, suitable for all ages.

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Community events

From coffee mornings to Remembrance Day, from book group to knit and natter, we have something for everyone

What's on at St John's

St John's has always played an active role in the community life of Killingworth, hosting many events such as Remembrance Day activities, Macmillian Coffee Mornings and musical evenings.

We also take part in wider community events like World Prayer Day, and we have a very active Eco Church planning and campaigning group.

We have links with several local schools and are happy to attend events or assemblies at the schools, and to welcome the pupils here.

You can find out more about what we do by exploring our website, and visiting our full calendar of events.

Upcoming Events

Working with schools

Our work with schools is both varied and valued by all involved.

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The History of St John's and the Parish of Killingworth

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Our community hall

The Hall is available to hire by groups or individuals, for regular events or one-off bookings, and is suitable for meetings or occasions.

Catch up on the latest news from St John's

St George’s Day Service and Parade

It was a joy to welcome Civic Guests, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Benton District Scouts, Police, Air and Sea Cadets to St John’s on Sunday 21st April 2024 for a…

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Nigel’s Epic Cycle

Nigel, St John’s organist, is embarking on an epic cycle to visit all the Postil Organs in use in the UK. In total this will be over 1000 miles of…

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Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Last Saturday St John’s Eco-Church group hosted a Fairtrade Coffee Morning.  Being an Eco Church means we care for all aspects of creation, and want to promote a more sustainable…

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