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Vicars and Priests at St John's

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In the century and more since the start of St John's (initially as a temporary church in 1873, and then with the current building in 1893) there have been a relatively small number of priests in charge of the parish. Indeed, just three of them (Fr White, Canon James and Fr Salter) gave over 110 years of combined service to the parish!

It is these men, listed below, who have steered the church and its people through ever changing times, all the while maintaining the dignified anglo-catholic worship for which St John's is justly known.

Vicars and Priests

Rev. J.H. White
Priest-in-Charge of the Tin Church, 1873-1893
Priest-in-Charge, 1893-1898

Rt. Rev. John M. Steward, Bp
Priest-in-Charge, 1898-1904

Rev. Canon R.H.L. James
Vicar, 1904-1954

Rev. S.J. Forrest
Vicar, 1954-1961

Rev. R. Salter
Vicar, 1962-1998

Rev. J. Cope
Vicar, 1999-2007

Rev. E.J. Lewis
Priest-in-Charge, 2010-2011

Rev. D.E. Stevenson
Priest-in-Charge, 2011-2013
Vicar, 2013-2023


Join Our Services This Week

Monday 22nd July
9.30am - Morning Prayer

Wednesday 24th July
10.00am - Said Mass

Sunday 28th July
The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
10.30am - Parish Mass with Hymns
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Morning Prayer Cancellations

Please note that there will be no Morning Prayer at St John's on the following Mondays in July and August - 29th July, 5th August, 12th August and 26th August.

Wednesday Mass Cancellations

Please note that there will be no Wednesday Mass at St John's on 31st July and 7th August.