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:

Christmas Fair

Saturday 6 December
2.00pm in the Village Hall.
Stalls, Raffle, Tombola, Teas


Christmas Services

Sunday 14 December
Christingle Service 3.00pm

Sunday 21 December
Carol Service 3.00pm

Wednesday 24 December – Christmas Eve
Midnight Holy Communion 11.30pm

Thursday 25 December – Christmas Day
All Age Family Service with Holy Communion 10.00am


Carol Singing

Saturday 13 December
Irton Garden Centre (with St Martin’s, Seamer) 3.00pm

Thursday 18 December
Carols around the village – start from Church 6.00pm

Saturday 20 December
Ayton Jubilee Committee Christmas Celebration at the Village Hall, 10.00am-12.00noon (Carols at around 11.00am)

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