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.



From Sunday 1 February, a change to the pattern of our services will take place. Our Vicar Andrew covers both the parishes of St Martin’s, Seamer and St John the Baptist, East Ayton, and cannot be in two places at once!

There will always be a service at 9am and 6pm. However, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9am it will be Family Communion, and the 2nd and 4th Sundays Morning Prayer.

Then at 6pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday Evening Praise, and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday Holy Communion.

For the four ‘5th Sundays’ per year, there will be a joint benefice service with St Martin’s, Seamer, alternating between Seamer and East Ayton Churches, of which further details will be announced in due course.


Coming soon:


On this day there will be one service in the morning
All Age Family Communion at 10am
Service of Evening Prayer at 6pm

PALM SUNDAY – 29 March
Joint Benefice Service at St Martin’s Church, Seamer at 10am.
This is the only service at both  Churches on this date, and is an opportunity to get everyone from the Benefice to join together and get to know each other.

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