Our History

St John's is an Anglican, or Church of England church.

We can trace its origin to a small group of Christians who began to meet for Worship in the small National School in Carr Road, Deepcar in the year 1858. From this humble beginning came the thoughts of a church and the calling of a meeting on Monday November 10th 1873, at which the Earl of Wharncliffe presided.

By the year 1876 about £1200 had been raised, enough to make plans to commence building in the Spring.  The opening service took place on Thursday 23rd May 1878.


And so, nearly 140 years later, we come full circle, to the present day, and we now have equipped and modernised the church in order that it can accommodate the mission that is so avidly shared by the present congregation. 




St John's church in the parish of Deepcar and Stocksbridge takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.
We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding