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Dear friends,

Current update:  16 November

  •  Church is now closed for worship, but we are open for Private Prayer -  Tuesday through to Sunday each week during lockdown, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, commencing Tuesday 10th November and ending on Tuesday 1 December.  You can also drop off any Foodbank donations during these times.
  • There will be a school Christingle service on Wednesday 2 December at 9.55am, so please note that there will be no private prayer on this date. This service will be live streamed and a link is shown below.
  • For families whose children attend St John's school, Christingle bags will be given to the children in school. For anyone else, they are available to collect from church on Sunday 29 November or Tuesday 1 December between 10.30am and 12.30pm. 
  • Further details on private prayer and re-opening of church will be shown here, once the Church of England have given their recommendations.


  • Our weekly online service continues to be produced and available on Youtube every Sunday from 8.00am. Please see below for the link to view. Also, please watch this space for more information during the current lockdown period    






During these difficult times, if you would like to support us financially, please follow this link

You can also support us particularly at this time of year by using Easyfundraising when you shop with retailers. Please do consider using this link whenever you can.


  • We received much positive feedback when we helped to decorate the village at Christmas time last year.  If you have some spare time and would like to help us this year, please see below


  • Our Sunday services will still be shown on line, please see below for dates and timings:


  • Sunday 22nd November  -  (available from 8.00am)

     Click here to view


  • Sunday 29th November  -  (available from 8.00am)


  • Wednesday 2nd December  -  School Christingle service 

  (live streamed and available from 9.55am)          Click here to view


You can watch all of our previous services and events on our Youtube channel .                Please use this link and feel free to subscibe. There is no cost and you will automatically receive notification of new posts.

Past services have now been archived and moved to our Church service page

Our recent midweek events have been moved to our Archive page

Meet with us for coffee and a chat at 11.30am on Sundays in our zoom room. Please click here and follow the instructions.  


  •   Don't miss out on our book club








The Archbishop of Canterbury has also announced  -  "Daily Hope "  -  launched by Justin Welby, in April.

The service – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 –  has been set up as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes, especially older people and anyone unable to join online church services.


Please see our diary section on this website or our Facebook page for future events and dates.




Sharing God's Love,  Serving One Another



Our church

Welcome to the Website of St John’s Anglican Church, Ainsdale.

St John’s is situated in Ainsdale village a few miles south of Southport and is part of the Church of England, belonging to the Diocese of Liverpool.

Our Church is one which aims to nurture people in the Christian faith and to bring the love of Christ to those in our Community. This is shown both by the variety of Church worship styles that we offer to people each week and also in the many social events, community services and various activities for all ages that our members are involved in. There really is something for everyone at St. John’s!

We moved back into our Church in November 2017, having completed a 6-year building redevelopment scheme for both the Church building and the Church Hall. As a result of this, we now have a wonderful worship space as well as wonderful modern facilities which enable us to hold many other social events as well. Our Church building is now open every day of the week for all sorts of activities and is a Church which is truly at the heart of our community. The congregation have worked tirelessly to raise the incredible amount of over £600,000 to enable this development scheme to be competed (that’s why it took us 6 years to complete!) and everyone agrees that it has been well worth the effort!

Our team at St. John’s have felt wonderfully privileged to see the dedication and commitment of the congregation at our church to this redevelopment scheme, as the easy option of just doing the necessary repairs and replacing the old roof would have cost us less than half of what we ended up spending. To us this shows not only their dedication to the fundraising effort, but also their commitment to the community we are called to serve. This continuing commitment also means that you can be assured of a very warm welcome here - whenever you join us for worship or for a social gathering - and we're not talking about the underfloor heating!

We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website to find out a little bit more about us and that you will feel that you’d like to come along and meet us at some time in the near future.


We now have a Gallery page where you can see pictures of the church and from recent events.


 We have signed up to, and support the ideals of the Church or England digital charter and the 'Contract for the Web' from the World Wide Web Foundation.