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 for whom you would like prayers to be said , 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:

There is no Lunch Club or Chatty Play in August—back in September.

Sunday 14 August. There is no evening Holy Communion at 6pm on this date, due to Andrew’s holidays and a shortage of available clergy in the Deanery. There is, however, at service of Evensong at St John the Baptist, Cayton, at 6.15pm.


Saturday 3 Sept—the Village Hall are holding a Giant Car Boot and Table Top Sale in the Hall and on the Playing Fields, from 9am and run through the day until 3pm

The Church have booked a table at this event, so any suitable contributions to sell would be appreciated. These can be brought to Thursday coffee on 1 September, or to the Village Hall on the day.


New Bible Study at St John the Baptist Church
We have been discussing a bible study at St. John’s and we have decided to start one in September. We are going to study ‘The Bible Course’ by Revd Andrew Ollerton, which is an exciting 8 week overview of the big story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. There is a preview of the course on the Bible Society website if you want to have a look. The course booklet costs £3.99—more details later.

Our first session will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 September in the Church Room. Everyone is welcome.

Have a word with Andrew if you want more details.

Harvest 2016

Chatty Play



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