News & Events
New Parish Priest on the way to Goole.
Our new Priest-in-Charge will be the Reverend Hannah Patton. Hannah is currently on the staff of St John the Evangelist church in Colchester.
As Priest-in-Charge Hannah will help select and then lead the team of clergy and lay workers for the church, funded by a grant from the Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund.
Hannah is married to Jonny; they're both in their thirties and have two young children. She grew up in Cromer in Norfolk in her parents' B&B. Before ordination Hannah worked in London as an NHS children's speech and language therapist.
Hannah will be licensed as Priest-in-Charge on May 9th.
Civic Service 24th March 10.30am
The annual Civic Service, welcoming the Mayor of Goole and many other civic dignitaries is on Sunday 24th March. Please note the later than usual start time. This is not a communion service.
New Team of Ministers on the Way to Goole
Thanks to a grant from the Church of England the Diocese of Sheffield will be putting a team of ministers into Goole for six years.
The team will have two full time and one half time clergy, a children's / youth worker, a musician / worship leader and an administrator. This major investment in Goole will mean a huge increase in what we can do, building up the church here, including a range of new services, and as we grow supporting more work in the wider area.
Most of the team should be in post by July. For the moment our services continue to be covered by a retired priest, our own lay minster and clergy from nearby parishes.
Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Goole's Parish Church
St John's, from Estcourt Terrace
Whichever way you head towards Goole, the spire of St John's Church is one of the landmarks visible for miles around, along with the dockside cranes and the 'salt and pepper pots' water towers. The spire points upwards from the heart of the town, and that's a good way of thinking about the church that meets there too, firmly rooted in the community and looking upwards – we're here to love God and love Goole.
To find out more about Goole, the church and its work use the links below:
GOOLE Info, links and photos of the town.
ST JOHN'S History of the church and facts about the building.
WORSHIP Details of our regular Sunday and mid-week services. (Special services such as harvest and Christmas will be listed in News and Events.)
CHRISTENINGS & WEDDINGS How to book.
GOOLE COMPANIONS Our weekly club for anyone who's lonely, bereaved or would simply like to get out of the house.
GOOLE CHURCHES TOGETHER Goole's churches of all denominations work closely together in worship and practical action.
WWI Memorial Window Radio Report
St John's has an unusual stained glass window in memory of Royal Flying Corps officer Lieutenant E.C. Lansdale, shot down by the famous Red Baron. As part of the BBC's World War One at Home project, Radio Humberside tells the story behind it here.
Donate to church while you shop - at no cost to you!
You can now make donations to St John's while you shop at major online retailers including Amazon, M&S, ASDA and many more. You pay the same price as usual and the church receives a percentage. For details see here. In just a few months the church has received over £100 this way!