St John’s Church is located in the Parish of Sharow with Copt Hewick & Marton-le-Moor which embraces the communities of Sharow, plus Nunwick and Hutton Conyers to the north; Ure Bank to the west; Copt Hewick, Marton-le-Moor and Bridge Hewick to the east; all situated a mile or two east and north of the ancient city of Ripon in North Yorkshire, England. Research reveals a church of considerable interest despite being less than 200 years old, but historical records are funny things! There are several places where ‘established facts’ don’t quite fit together. There are also gaps still to fill. So research continues.