Welcome to St John’s, Grainger Street
St John’s is a vibrant, friendly church, in the catholic tradition of the Church of England, with a daily Eucharist and a high standard of choral liturgy maintained by its excellent choir.
Concerts, recitals and other events add to the cultural repertoire, and the church is set in pleasant and attractive gardens – one of the few green spaces in the city centre – which is enjoyed by the local community and visitors to the city alike.
The Church is open every day from 8.30am and welcomes visitors from all over the world. Leaflets are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Swedish and Spanish.
Holy Week & Easter @ St John’s
Palm Sunday, 9 April – 10am, Sung Mass and Palm Procession (beginning in the Churchyard)
Maundy Thursday, 13 April – 7.30pm, Sung Mass, Footwashing, Stripping of the Altars & Watch until Midnight
Good Friday, 14 April – 11am, Stations of the Cross (beginning from St John’s); 3pm, Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Holy Saturday, 15 April – 7.30pm Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday, 16 April – 10am Sung Mass and Blessing of the Easter Garden
Development Project Update
We have now been successful in our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, and have been awarded a ‘first round pass’ to proceed with the development phase of our project to carry out a series of urgent conservation repairs to this important Grade 1 listed medieval church.
In addition to the proposed capital works, we will also be developing a programme of heritage activities to increase visitor engagement.
In the meantime, we have managed to complete the re-installation of the ‘Percy Shield’, a piece of 15th century stained glass representing the arms of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland (1341-1408), in the south transept, and we have also installed new glazed inner doors at the front porch, which creates a more welcoming and attractive entrance to the church.
Please do continue to support our efforts to maintain and improve St John’s for future generations. Full details of the project, together with details of how to support us, can be found here.
See the calendar for details of all upcoming services, events and activities at St John’s.
The Greek Orthodox Church of St Anthony the Great
The Greek Orthodox Church of St Anthony the Great now hold their services at St John’s on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month, starting at 12.30pm.
Please see their website for more information, including service times and contact details.