At the heart of the village of Sharow lies the church of St John. The mission of the church in this parish is to be a centre for Christian worship, witness, teaching and pastoral care for everyone.The church serves Sharow, including Ure Bank, and the surrounding villages of Copt Hewick, Marton le Moor, Hutton Conyers and Bridge Hewick.

Our primary function is to glorify God. We aim to do this through:

Worship, which takes place at 10:00am on Sundays and Wednesdays, and corporate prayer which takes place at 8:30am on a Monday.

Pastoral ministry, offering baptisms, weddings and funerals, a listening ear and practical support. Pastoral Drop-ins take place at 12:00noon on Sunday, Monday from 9:00am and Wednesday from 10:30am. We have a “village pantry” –  a store of food products for those in need to help themselves. No questions asked!

Community Engagement, as our building provides an important community hub which is used by a variety of organisations. We run Silver Diners – a lunch club which takes place in the village hall and have a close relationship with our local Church of England School. We offer a range of fun social activities.

Caring for God’s creation and working for climate justice, are important parts of our mission. Our churchyard is managed for bio-diversity and has County Wildlife Status. We are a registered Eco-Church working towards our silver award. See what our Parish Priest says in ‘Greening the Lectionary’ https://www.greeningthelectionary.net/

Teaching and Nurturing children and adults. Children are an integral part of our church. Our Sunday Services are either specifically designed to be all age or we run a JAM club (Sunday School). We run courses three times a year, in Lent, Creation-tide and Advent to help people grow in their faith. Safeguarding is of vital importance to us. Please see below for the policies we adhere to.

Link to:   Safeguarding at St John’s

The House of Bishops Safeguarding Policy for children, young people and adults

The parish of Sharow is part of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds https://www.leeds.anglican.org/

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