About St John's

St. John the Evangelist Northington

The Church of St. John the Evangelist Northington was commissioned by the 4th Lord Ashburton and his wife Leonora.  The Architect, who was responsible for the design of the exterior as well as the interior, was Sir Thomas Graham Jackson.  St John’s replaced a Church that used to stand next to the Memorial Cross in the old Churchyard[1].  When this Church was demolished some of the material was used in the construction of the present Church.  The three bells in the old Church were installed in St. John’s, after two had been recast.  The weather vane and some memorials from the old Church were also moved to St. John’s.

 

St John’s was built between 1888 and 1890.  It was consecrated on 15 October 1890.  It is a Grade II* listed building and therefore considered to be of: “more than special interest”.

 

There is a regular Service of Holy Communion (CW), on the first Sunday of each month.  Communion Services are also held at Christmas and Easter.  Family Services are arranged to mark special occasions, for example Mothering Sunday and Harvest Thanksgiving and for Baptisms.  There is also an annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Full details of services with be found in the Northington Church Diary on this website.

 

A team of volunteers keeps St. John’s open 365 days per year from about 10.00 hours until about 16.00 hours.  This is greatly appreciated by visitors.  This entry in the Visitors’ Book is by no means unusual:-   

 

So peaceful- thank you for keeping it open – I found the stillness that only comes from God!” 

 

[1] Further information about the ‘Memorial Cross and War Memorial can be found at http://northingtonparishcouncil.uk/parochial-church-council/  

There is a folder with photographs and biographical details in St. John’s.