“When I spoke to you last… I asked you all, whatever your religion, to pray for me on the day of my Coronation – to pray that God would give me wisdom and strength to carry out the promises that I should then be making… I have been uplifted and sustained by the knowledge that your thoughts and prayers were with me.”

Her Majesty the Queen, Coronation Day, 2 June 1953

Sunday Services 10:00am at St John Sharow,

Holy Communion or Service of the Word

9:00 am at Holy Innocents Copt Hewick (usually 1st Sunday of the month)

Please ensure that you are symptom free

Click or tap HERE for ALL SERVICES


Monday Mugs 

Parents are now able to attend Monday Mugs, not including children. If you are a parent, who would benefit from a cup of tea and a chat, please join us on Monday 8:45-10:00am. 

Monday Mugs open for everyone else. 


Performances in church

Performances are now permitted in church after some 18 months of restriction

Please see the ‘Events’ advertised


Open Church (church will remain open each day)

The Church building of St John’s Sharow is open each day 10am to 4pm for private reflection and prayer.  It is essential that you keep physical and social distance to avoid virus transmission.  Please use the hand sanitiser and disinfection wipes available and try to touch as little as possible.  There is full level access with electrically operated doors suitable for wheelchair users.

Please follow the guidance on entering 

If you are able to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the churchyard, please remember to keep physical and social distance. 

Sadly we are not able to leave the toilets open when the church is unsupervised.

NB the wider Church has never closed and whatever our beliefs we are all still serving our community, worshipping or praying in different ways.


APPEAL FOR A PEAL Bells of St John’s


Baptisms and Weddings Enquiries 

Contact Revd Ruth Newton on 07805265171



Funerals have no limit, but please check with the family before attending. 


Care of the sick and dying

The Church has a long tradition of caring for the sick and dying which we want to continue. If someone close to death needs the support of the Church please ring 07805265171. If there is no answer the quickest way to get a response is to text. 

NB sadly variants of covid-19 are still about and very transmissible.  Don’t ever let a virus find a new host especially if you can keep your distance.

Facebook St John’s, Sharow @stjohnssharow

Twitter @SharowSt  

Revd Ruth’s Personal Twitter @RuthNewton71

Revd Ruth’s Sermon Twitter @greening_the_lectionary


The Church Mission

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 (in normal times) takes place at 10:00am on Sundays in church and Wednesdays on line.

Pastoral ministry, offering baptisms, weddings and funerals, a listening ear and practical support.  Our “village pantry” has resumed  in the open church –  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. The church and village hall 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’

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.


Covid-19 Risk assessment for St John’s

click/tap risk-assessment covid SepOct20


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