News & Events
Christmas at St John's
Saturday 17th 7.30pm Concert: Sing a Cocktail of Festive Songs, Rawcliffe Harmonics Choir Adults £5, accompanied children free.
Sunday 17th 6pm Carol Service - The Christmas story told in carols and bible readings. Mince pies and hot drinks afterwards.
Christmas Eve 4pm - Christingle Service Our most popular Christmas service appeals to people of all ages.
Christmas Eve 11.30pm Christmas Communion Join us as we celebrate Jesus' birth - God's light coming to the dark night.
Christmas Day 10am All Age Communion Service - A simple service suitable for adults and children lasting a little under an hour.
The Parochial Church Council for 2017/18 is:
Shaun Clarkson (Vice-Chair, Deanery Synod, acting Churchwarden),
Carol Sykes (Secretary)
Ken Sykes (Deanery Synod, Electoral Roll Officer)
Susan Nicholson (Gift Aid Officer)
John Hawley (co-opted).
Rachel McGarry continues as Safeguarding Officer, and is invited to attend PCC meetings as a non-member.
Change to family services
We're reviewing our family services to find a time and format that works better for people. In the short term there will not be any family / messy church services. Keep an eye on the website to see when and how we restart.
Change to Wedding and Christening Bookings
Until further notice bookings for weddings and christenings will only be taken on the first and third Mondays of the month. The time is unchanged - 6.15 to 7pm.
Our former vicar, Rev Rob Taylor, moved in October to take up a new post in the Diocese of Ely. Until a new priest is in post services will continue largely as normal, mostly covered by clergy from our neighbouring parishes, and retired clergy.
WWI Memorial Window Radio Report
St John's has an unusual stained glass window in memory of Royal Flying Corps officer Lieutenant E.C. Landsdale, 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!
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 Forthcoming 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.
MOTHERS UNION A Christian organisation supporting family life. Our branch is one of the largest in this diocese. You don't have to be a mother, or even a woman to join.
GOOLE CHURCHES TOGETHER Goole's churches of all denominations work closely together in worship and practical action.