News & Events
Annual Parochial Church Meeting:
The annual meeting, electing the Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council, will be in the Spire Centre after the service on Sunday 23rd April.
Civic Service - Sunday 30th April 10.30
The annual Civic Service, welcoming the Mayor of Goole and guests from across the East Riding, will be on Sunday 30th April - please note this is not a communion service, and will start at 10.30am.
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.
Newsletters and Prayer Diary
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.
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 26th April Roger Basing was re-elected as churchwarden, leaving a vacancy for the other churchwarden. Helen Sawyer, Emily and Daniel Tate, Susan Nicholson, Carol Sykes Hannah Briars and Val Taylor were elected to the Parochial Church Council. Shaun Clarkson and Ken Sykes are automatically PCC members as members of the Deanery Synod. Rachel McGarry continues as Safeguarding Officer.
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!
St John's now has it's own page on Facebook. See it here or click on the Facebook icon at the top of any page.
The Reverend Robert Taylor, was inducted as Vicar of Goole on Tuesday 31st July 2012.
Click here for more details about Rob.
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.