Dorton

St John the Baptist church was built as a chapel of ease and the original building is thought to date back to the 12th century with the font bowl surviving from this time. The church has been added to since then, including the South Porch, South Aisle, Chancel and stained glass window. The church has three bells plus a small Sanctus bell which were restored for the Millennium, though for chiming only.

Inside the church

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New lockdown restrictions

The government has accounced new lockdown restrictons that mean that we will not be able to hold church services for at least 4 weeks.

Alternative on-line options are available:

Some churches will open during daylight hours for individual prayer.  Please see the separate notice on the front page or on the relevant parish page.



St John the Baptist open for private prayer on Sundays

St John the Baptist's Church will be open for individual prayer on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

As required by government regulation, there will be no services held in church.



The vacancy

As you will be aware we in a "vacancy" and have no full time priest.   We have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy and have advertised the position in the Church Times and on line.  

In the meantime Jenny, supported by Peter and other lay members will be supporting the benefice during this time.

If you have a question, we recommend that a Churchwarden should be the first port of call, if appropriate to your circumstances.  You can find the list of Churchwardens in Who's Who.



Benefice Compline on-line

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
 
You may be held in a virtual waiting room until we can let you in.
 
Or by telephone dial either
020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
When asked, enter the meeting id on your phone keypad: 565 217 9673#


Churchwardens

Pam Davis
01844 237 441
Mark Hill
01844 238482