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:

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.


Saturday 22 October

Details and envelopes will be circulated to all homes in the village.  There will be a Coffee Morning in the Church Room from 10am to 12 noon, at which Gift Day envelopes can be returned.  Alternatively the envelopes can be brought along to any Thursday Coffee (10am-12) or to one of the Sunday services.




Sunday 30 October  –  Benefice Service at 10am, when we will be joined by members of the congregation from

St Martin’s, Seamer.

Tuesday 1 November  –  All Souls Service and Holy

Communion.  11.15am, prior to Lunch Club.

Sunday 13 November–  Remembrance Sunday

Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial immediately after the service of  Morning Praise, at 10am.

Sunday 20 November  –  Shoebox Service, 10.45am





It’s Shoe Box time once again. As you probably know the Church has supported this appeal for many years and we are hoping that the whole village will join in and help to make this another bumper year.

The leaflet (to be delivered to all homes in the village, or available in Church) shows how to fill and prepare a shoe box for children in the poorest parts of the world.

Alternatively you could donate items or money for us to fill the shoe boxes.

Completed boxes or items may be left in Church any THURSDAY 10am – 12. or on SUNDAYS 10.15 – 10.45 am. You may prefer to bring them to the SHOE BOX SERVICE 10.45am on SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER.

Thank you for your help.