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We’re delighted to announce some great news: we have a new Vicar! She is the Rev’d Jane Morgan, and she will be joining us from February next year.
Following an intensive interview process all the panel agreed that Jane was the right person for St John’s. From the outset it was clear that Jane is someone who respects and values everything we have achieved at St John’s so far, and will work with us to develop our mission further. She will help us to explore and deepen our own faith whilst sharing our passion for reaching out to the school, our community in Ainsdale and beyond. Above all, everyone who met her – from all ages – found Jane to be very engaging, full of empathy, and really easy to get on with.
The selection process was expertly chaired by the Archdeacon of Knowsley & Sefton, who says the following about Jane: “I would like to commend Jane Morgan to you as your new Vicar. Before ordination, for over 30 years she practiced as a midwife and also taught it to others. She became Head of Midwifery Education at Edge Hill University. She is currently interim priest in charge at Newburgh and Westhead in Ormskirk deanery. She served her curacy at Holy Trinity Southport and been Self Supporting Minister at Halsall and Lydiate. She is a trustee of the Shyira Trust which works in Rwanda. She has a passion for dogs and border collies in particular, she enjoys walking and has done the St Paul’s trail in Turkey and recently part of the Camino ending at Santiago de Compostela. She likes reading, gardening cooking and having a laugh!
The interview panel felt that the gifts and skills Jane demonstrated would be of enormous benefit to the mission and ministry of St John’s and discerned that God was calling her. She will be instituted at 7pm on Tuesday February 25th at St John's church Ainsdale, Pancake Day!, and Bev and I look forward to being with you on that occasion.
Please pray for her and her husband Peter as she prepares to move and take on this new role.”
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.
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