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 Seamer in 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.



Coming soon:


If you would like the names of loved ones to be read out at this service please add their names to the list in Church. Candles of remembrance can also be lit during the service.


9am Family Communion
followed by Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial (approx 10am), at which poppy wreaths will be laid by leaders of both East and West Ayton Parish Councils.


THE COLLATION AND INDUCTION of Rev Andrew Moreland as Vicar of Seamer and East Ayton will take place on Friday 14 November, 7.30pm at Seamer Church. The service will be taken by the Archbishop of York. Patron of our parishes.  Refreshments available afterwards.


READER LICENSING – YORK: Saturday 15 November, 11am. Judith Dean will be formally licensed as a Lay Reader at this service. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to support Judith on this day. Also being licensed at this service will be Elizabeth Moreland, wife of our, by then, new Vicar. A coach is being organised from Seamer – notice in Church if you wish to be included. A busy 24 hours for everyone!


Saturday 29 November, 12.30pm
Menus available on shelf in Church.  Choices and payment to be in by 13 November, as Betton Farm need numbers two weeks prior to the meal.
Prices are:-  2 courses and coffee £13.95
3 courses and coffee £16.50


2pm in the Village Hall.
Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Teas

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