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Dear friends,


Good news:    Our church is now open

  • Sunday services at  8.30am and 10.00am
  • Wednesday services at 10.30am (Thursdays from 2nd September)
  • Please note that despite Covid-19 regulations being relaxed on 19 July, we will still be adhering to stricter social distancing and hygiene procedures in our church to ensure you feel safe. For the time being, face masks must still be worn and we will be restricting numbers and providing hand sanitising stations.
  • Seating will be limited to around 35 people for all indoor and outdoor events and services. You will need to reserve a seat in advance. Please telephone Lesley Phipps on 07779 018115 to book and see here for further information on timings and what to expect.
  • All future 10.00am Sunday morning services will also be live streamed and available on our YouTube link. To view our online services please use this link.
  • We also have an exciting new channel / section for our younger viewers. ‘St John’s C.E. Church Ainsdale – Rooted in Christ’  -  an additional service, so you can also worship at home with your family. Available on Sundays from 8.00am. To watch please follow this link .




 Jane's weekly message

  • Little Johns are back w.e.f. Wednesday 8th September for babies and toddlers.  Sessions will be held from 10.30am. There are some changes due to current restrictions, for more information and to book places click here
  • If you have any items that you would like to donate to the local Foodbank, please leave them in the church porch between 12.00 noon and 1.00pm on Mondays
  • During these difficult times, if you would like to support us financially, please follow this link
  • A big Thank You to everyone who supported our recent Christian Aid campaign - in total we raised over £2,000 for worthwhile causes. They have now launched a new campaign see here , their Global Hunger Appeal. If you are able to support them please use the details in this link. 


Join us for a virtual coffee from the comfort of your own home
 Meet with us for a virtual coffee and a chat at 11.30am on Sundays in our zoom room.                          Please click here and follow the instructions.    


  • Please don't forget. If you are renewing your home insurance please contact  Ecclesiastical Insurance  for a quote. If you take out an insurance policy with them you are helping our church financially - they will donate £130 to us for every policy issued.


  • Stay safe, God bless, Rev Jane Morgan


Past Sunday services have now been archived and moved to our Church service page

Our recent midweek and Saturday events have been moved to our Archive page     







You can also support us particularly at this time of year by using Easyfundraising when you shop with retailers. Please do consider using this link whenever you can.







The Archbishop of Canterbury has also announced  -  "Daily Hope "  -  launched by Justin Welby, in April.

The service – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 –  has been set up as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes, especially older people and anyone unable to join online church services.


Please see our diary section on this website or our Facebook page for future events and dates.




Sharing God's Love,  Serving One Another



Our church

Welcome to the Website of St John’s Anglican Church, Ainsdale.

St John’s is situated in Ainsdale village a few miles south of Southport and is part of the Church of England, belonging to the Diocese of Liverpool.

Our Church is one which aims to nurture people in the Christian faith and to bring the love of Christ to those in our Community. This is shown both by the variety of Church worship styles that we offer to people each week and also in the many social events, community services and various activities for all ages that our members are involved in. There really is something for everyone at St. John’s!

We moved back into our Church in November 2017, having completed a 6-year building redevelopment scheme for both the Church building and the Church Hall. As a result of this, we now have a wonderful worship space as well as wonderful modern facilities which enable us to hold many other social events as well. Our Church building is now open every day of the week for all sorts of activities and is a Church which is truly at the heart of our community. The congregation have worked tirelessly to raise the incredible amount of over £600,000 to enable this development scheme to be competed (that’s why it took us 6 years to complete!) and everyone agrees that it has been well worth the effort!

Our team at St. John’s have felt wonderfully privileged to see the dedication and commitment of the congregation at our church to this redevelopment scheme, as the easy option of just doing the necessary repairs and replacing the old roof would have cost us less than half of what we ended up spending. To us this shows not only their dedication to the fundraising effort, but also their commitment to the community we are called to serve. This continuing commitment also means that you can be assured of a very warm welcome here - whenever you join us for worship or for a social gathering - and we're not talking about the underfloor heating!

We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website to find out a little bit more about us and that you will feel that you’d like to come along and meet us at some time in the near future.


We now have a Gallery page where you can see pictures of the church and from recent events.


 We have signed up to, and support the ideals of the Church or England digital charter and the 'Contract for the Web' from the World Wide Web Foundation.