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.
Development Project Update
Although we have been unsuccessful in our initial application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have been encouraged to reapply so that we can address the essential conservation repairs that are still urgently needed.
In the meantime, we are grateful to all those who have donated money so far. We now have almost enough to do a selection of individual jobs. Among these, we intend to install the ‘Percy Shield’ (pictured right, prior to restoration) in the window in the south transept, refurbish the clock faces (before they get any worse), and install new glazed inner doors at the entrance.
These improvements will significantly enhance the church, adding special interest for visitors and creating a more attractive and welcoming entrance for all.
Please do continue to support our efforts to maintain and improve St John’s for future generations. Full details of the scheme, together with details of how to support us, can be found here.
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.