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Whilst our church is closed you can still give food to the food bank by taking it to Ainsdale Methodist church. There is a door open opposite car park from 9am to 3pm to leave donations.  Thank you, and stay safe



Dear sisters and brothers,

I am writing to you because we are all part of St John’s Church Ainsdale and due to the Coronavirus crisis we are learning to live in a new way. Although we are unable to worship in church, we are still ‘church’ as we are the body of Christ.  We are called to do church in a different way, to be a community of love and care, a community in Christ.

Our Archbishops and Diocesan Bishops remind us that “Staying at home and demonstrating solidarity with the rest of the country at this testing time, is, we believe, the right way of helping and ministering to our nation. Therefore, for a season, the centre for the liturgical life of the church must be the home, not the church building”.

As a church we are currently seeking to minister to you in a variety of ways in your home, either by phone, email, through the Website and Facebook.  

There are a variety of services available to you on the internet and our website for worship, prayer and reflection and tomorrow the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will lead a national worship service from the front room of his home which you may want to access.

As a church we will be exploring ways of putting our own worship onto the internet and I will contact you with links when this is done.  

Please do stay safe, be assured of my prayers and know the love and peace of God,

God our Father, by whose mercy
the world turns safely into darkness and returns again to light:
we place in your hands our unfinished tasks,
our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,
knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
To your love and protection
we commit each other and all those we love,
knowing that you alone are our sure defender,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

With my love and blessings,


Rev'd Jane Morgan MBE

Vicar St John's Church Ainsdale,  708 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3QE




The Church continues to be alive and active, but now our buildings must close.

We are seeing an increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must physically distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Diocese of Liverpool are now closed.

However, please follow this link  for a church wide Sunday Service



Archbishop of York leads ‘front room’ Sunday service | The Church of England

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will lead a national worship service from the front room of his home this Sunday as Christians across the country - and around the world - adapt to restrictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This week’s Church of England national virtual ...

Our worship of God and our care for each other continues but cannot be done in this building.
This website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.
Please also see our Facebook link and page.

The vicar and churchwardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency by telephone - see below , or by email:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

With every blessing,


Revd Jane Morgan                  Mr Rob Williams                                  Mr David Price

Vicar                                        Warden                                                Warden

07519 012609                         07968 695540                                      07545 642777


“Even when the shepherd finds his lost sheep,  it goes rushing all about – and the only way he can round it up is to seize it, hurl it to the ground, bind it’s legs, throw it over his shoulders and carry it home.

The poor sheep doesn’t understand. It thinks it’s being captured – killed!

But the shepherd is saving its life.

And sometimes we don’t understand what God is doing in our lives either. It may even look like God is hurting you.

But you can trust your Shepherd, who loves you. He carries you close to his heart.”

“He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs and carried them close to His heart.”                      (Isaiah 40:11)


For further support and information,

Click on these links for topical prayers  , worship  and  staying safe with good mental health

Further information for CofE guidelines on coronavirus can be seen here


If you are looking to keep busy during these challenging times then please click on the link(s) below.

You will not be disappointed !

For family activities

Resources for families

For adult activities

Resources for adults

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Please also see our Resources page


Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen


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


Thank you for your understanding.






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 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.

Upcoming Events

May 3, 2020 - 8:30 am
Services in May yet to be confirmed

May 3, 2020 - 10:30 am
Services in May yet to be confirmed

May 3, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Services in May yet to be confirmed

May 7, 2020 - 10:30 am
Services in May yet to be confirmed

May 10, 2020 - 8:30 am
Services in May yet to be confirmed

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