Some of the hidden treasures of St John’s, Sharow are to go on display for the first time in over a decade in a new exhibition designed to coincide with the national Heritage Open Days. Joan Wilkinson, a member of the Northern Branch of the Guild of Embroiderers, was invited to St John’s to examine…Details
I am very pleased to announce that St John’s has been shortlisted for a Biodiversity Award from the Church Times. This award recognises the hard work the congregation and local volunteers have put into caring for God’s creation in our parish – well done everyone! St John’s is pitted against Bradford Cathedral, OASIS Community Church,…Details
St John’s is teaming up with Emma Gillon, a local estates manager, to return the venerable art of scything to the landscape. Inspired by a recent scything workshop at St John’s, Sharow, Emma will be replacing much of her petrol-powered mowing equipment with elbow grease and the trusty scythe. Emma says, “I love using the…Details
St John’s, Sharow becomes only the fifth church in the Diocese of Leeds to gain an Eco Church Award. The news comes at the end of the church’s Cherishing Our Churchyard Week, which saw local schools and charities assisting with biodiversity surveys, moth captures and churchyard trails. The award was presented by Jemima Parker, Diocesan…Details
Cherishing Churchyards Week What fun! I would really encourage every church to get involved with Cherishing Churchyards week – a week of activities in which the whole community can come together to enjoy heritage, biodiversity, and good company (and, in our case, plenty of cake!). The week ran from the 3rd-11th June and is organised…Details
You can find the summary of our Cherishing Churchyard week celebrating our beautiful churchyard by clicking the link below.
It is an exciting time to be working at St John’s. With a new parish priest waiting in the wings, exciting new bits of the building about to appear and the promise of yet more cake, it is bound to be a busy few months! It is fantastic to see our building evolving, becoming more…Details