Welcome

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.

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PRAYER BOX

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.

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CHANGES TO PATTERN OF SERVICES.

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.

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Coming soon:

PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING CHANGE FROM USUAL PATTERN OF SERVICES ON SUNDAY 10 MAY

Family Communion at 9am

Evening Prayer at 6pm

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ASCENSION DAY

THURSDAY 14 MAY

7.30pm—Holy Communion

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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2015

10–17 May

COFFEE MORNING

CHURCH ROOM

SATURDAY 16 MAY

10AM–12 NOON

The Coffee Morning is an opportunity for you to return your Christian Aid envelope, which will have been delivered to you in the week prior to this.
If you are unable to attend, the envelope can be returned at any of the Church services on Sunday 17 May, or Thursday morning coffee, or pass on to any Church member.

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Q+A Breakfast at the Vicarage
This will be held in the Vicarage on Saturday 23rd May at 8.30am–10am in a relaxed atmosphere over a cooked breakfast. It is for anyone who wants to enquire about the Christian faith. Limited numbers please contact Andrew (details on contact page) to book your place.

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JOINT BENEFICE SERVICE
OF HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday 31 May (Trinity Sunday), at 10am

Here at St John the Baptist Church, East Ayton, we will be joined by members of St Martin’s, Seamer.

NB This will be the only Church service at either Church on this Sunday.

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