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 and other events add to the cultural repertoire, and the church is set in pleasant and attractive gardens, enjoyed by the local community and visitors to the city alike. See the calendar for details of all upcoming services, events and activities at St John’s.
The Church is normally 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
We have now been successful in our second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, and have been awarded a grant to carry out nearly £200,000 of urgent conservation repairs to this important Grade 1 listed medieval church.
In addition to the capital works, we will also be delivering a programme of heritage activities to increase audience numbers and visitor engagement.
The building works should be completed by the beginning of September. Until then, however, the church will unfortunately be closed to visitors
In the last year 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.
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.