St John the Baptist, Alnmouth

St John the Baptist church is located at the heart of Alnmouth village. We aim to be a Christian heart at the centre of our community - loving God, his Creation, and our neighbours through discipleship, outreach and service. Together we enjoy a range of worship services over the church’s year including regular Holy Communion, outdoor and informal gatherings, seasonal celebrations, and creative worship for all generations to join in with. Hosting community events and initiatives enriches our life together and provides fantastic opportunities to use the church space and contribute to Alnmouth’s vibrant village life. Here are some examples of what we have done over this past year:

  • Remembrance Sunday
  • Crib Service & Community Christmas light switch on
  • Coronation Celebrations
  • Picnic Church
  • Alnmouth Arts Festival
  • Summer Fete

At St John the Baptist we have a wonderful building and superb grounds to host events and services, and offer a calm and quiet space for visitors. The church is open daily. We would love to welcome you at one of our services (see below for our pattern of worship) and get to know you, particularly if you are visiting or new to the village. Look out for signs outside the church to see what is on while you are here. You can also connect with us on our Instagram page - ….

the parish noticeboard at alnmouth partially hidden by cherry blossom
a busy church fete at alnmouth where the sun is shining
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History/Heritage

Bells and clock

Windows - Stained glass apse windows depict the Passion and Crucifixion. They are early work of Charles E Kempe and are complemented by 20th century windows of northern saints and monks by Leonard C Evetts.

Church history - https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/church/alnmouth-st-john-baptist-alnmouth

Sustainability

As part of our recent sustainability assessment we are working with Northumberland Coast AONB to improve access to the building and church green. We are also planning to explore creating an oral history project to enliven and share the rich heritage of church life in Alnmouth, past and present. We are always looking to work with our community partners and village neighbours to host events and welcome visitors all year round.

Visit Us

St John's is open during daylight hours.

You can find us at on Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ.
We are just next to the Post Office.

If you'd like to talk about a special visit or organising a service please contact us at welcome@coastlandchurches.org.uk.

 

Sunday worship pattern

Week 1: Holy Communion at 9:15am
Week 2: Morning Praise at 10:30am
Week 3: Holy Communion at 9:15am

Weekly prayer meeting

Wednesday at 12 noon

Picnic church

Shared with other churches - please look to our worship calendar for updates on Picnic Church.

the clock tower of alnmouth church half hidden by cherry blossom

Holy Communion, Alnmouth

Sun, June 2 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
St John the Baptist
52 Northumberland St, Alnmouth, NE66 2RJ