Serving Christ and our Community

Welcome to St John the Baptist Church, the Parish Church of East Ayton in the Diocese Of York and part of the Church Of England. We are linked with St. Martin’s Church of Seamerin a joint benefice.

Our Church building has graced the centre of the village since about 1150 (see the HISTORY link) but we are here to share the Christian Faith and tradition according to the needs of the twenty-first century.

The Church is open on most weekdays from 8.30am until at least mid- afternoon for anyone to spend a quiet moment and we have a prayer box for prayer requests which will be honoured for seven days and can be renewed.

Everyone is welcome to our services and activities so please look at this website which shows the place of our Church in the life of the local community.



This is positioned opposite the door inside Church (cards on the shelf).  If there is someone you would like prayers to be said for at Mattins (Mon-Fri), please complete one of the request cards.  To help keep up-to-date, a new prayer card should be filled in after 14 days.



This has been temporarily suspended during the winter months.  However, if anyone would a like a quiet chat, or time of prayer, with a Church member, please get in touch initially with Stephen Drury (details on back page), who will pass on your  request.


Coming soon:


30 March
All Age Family Service – 10.45am


PALM SUNDAY – 13 April
9am Family Communion
10.45am Palm Sunday Family Service
6pm Sung Evensong


Mon 14 April
8.30am Holy Communion
2pm Gospel of St Matthew

Tues 15 April
8.30am Holy Communion
2pm Gospel of St Matthew

Weds 16 April
8.30am Holy Communion
2pm Gospel of St Matthew


St Matthew’s Gospel
Hear the entire Gospel of St Matthew from the visit of the Wise Men to the Resurrection, in three instalments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week at 2pm. Each instalment will last about 40 minutes, followed by tea/coffee


Thurs 17 April
7.30pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion, and Stripping of Altar

Fri 18 April
10am Good Friday – Joint Service and Walk of Witness, starting at Church, and finishing at Ayton Methodist Church for coffee and hot cross buns
2pm Devotional Hour


6am Sunrise Service
followed by Breakfast
in the Church Room
9am Family Communion
10.45am Short All Age Family Communion
6pm Easter Songs of Praise


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