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Virtual Tour

  • Viewed from the Sutton Car Park, St John's is seated at the heart of the Parish community.
  • The splendid fléche (small spire) brilliantly lit in the winter morning sun.
  • The church viewed from the nearby Sutton car park.
  • The Main Entrance to St John's on Sutton Road.
  • St John's seen from Duke Street.
  • The Dedication Plaque can be found just inside the main entrance of the church.
  • The Baptistery is where adults and children are baptised.
  • Looking down the Nave to the Rood Screen, through into the Chancel and High Altar.
  • The nave's magnificent barrel vaulted ceiling.
  • Station of the Cross: Jesus falls under the weight of the cross
  • Station of the Cross: St Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  • St George, Patron Saint of England, slays the Dragon.
  • The Lady Chapel (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary) is a special place of prayer and devotion.
  • The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle on the altar of the Lady Chapel.
  • The Lady Chapel windows showing (left to right) St John, Jesus and St Mary Magdalene
  • The Shrine of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is as a model of obedience and faithfulness.
  • The majestic image of the Blessed Virgin Mary has stood in St John's for over 80 years.
  • The imposing Rood Screen was designed by Sir John Ninian Comper (1864-1960).
  • The 1911 J.W.Walker & Sons organ situated behind the choir stalls in the chancel.
  • The High Altar provides a visual climax to the inside of St John's.
  • The six great candle sticks and crucifix stand as a reminder of the Seven Sacraments.
  • The stone vaulting in the chancel provides a strong contrast to the nave's wooden barrel vaulting.

Sausage and Beer Evening

Come and join us on Friday 12th October at 7.30pm for our parish Sausage and Beer evening. All the beers and sausages will be carefully chosen to delight the taste buds and satisfy the stomach. Tickets (£12 per person) can be purchased online.

Parish Lunch

Our Parish Lunch will be held after Mass at 12pm on Sunday 28th October. Please contact us to let us know you are coming, or sign up online.

Jazz in the Afternoon!

The first in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts takes place on Sunday 28th October. Come and join us for an afternoon concert of popular jazz in the stunning surrounds of St John's, featuring The Mike Chillingworth Quartet (saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums). Tickets are available online here or pay on the door. Tickets £8 (and £2 for under 18s).