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St John the Evangelist



Birtley Lane


Co Durham





Rev Dr Gareth Lloyd



0191 410 2115





Assistant Priest:

Rev Bernice Broggio



0191 495 0959






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Welcome to St John’s

St Johns is the Anglican Parish Church serving the town of Birtley and it’s surroundings.


Welcome to our little web site

we hope you find it useful and interesting.


The Church is fairly centrally located on Birtley Lane, a road that runs parallel to the main street but about 100 yards above it in the town centre.


From the main street go up the Avenue (traffic lights at crossroads in town centre), turn right at the top and the Church is 150 yds on left.


Alternatively, approaching from the south, go up Harras Bank - opposite Komatsu -  and turn left at top, Church is 100 yds on right just past the Moulders Arms Public House.


From the north, left at the traffic lights beside Red Lion Public House,  just before the Cenotaph. Past St Joseph’s RC Church, bear right at next traffic lights,  past monument and St Johns is 150 yds on left.  


Built in 1848, the Church has developed to offer a fairly central style of Anglican worship in a modernised but still traditional building, to a modest but committed congregation.


There is a loop system for hearing aid users and level wheelchair access via the front entrance.

























Main Church Contacts

Services and Events This Week


13th September - Trinity 14




Eucharist - with Covid-19 restrictions













































Future Events

Sunday Services are GO


Sunday 10am Eucharist has resumed

(but only Sunday 10am for now)


This will have quite a different feel to what we are used to in order to meet Government and C of E social distancing / hygiene requirements.


Face coverings MUST be worn

Seating will be staggered

Communion will be bread only and we’ll receive standing at the opening

No singing.

No collection will be taken, please leave offering on plate at west end.

You will be asked for your name for Test & Trace requirements.


Those on the mailing list will have received Gareth’s letter which details all the plan, and guidance will be given at the Service.


If you still feel uncomfortable about going out, meeting in a group or receiving Communion, do not feel under any pressure to.

Don’t worry, you are not alone, this will take time to readjust.  


Weekly readings and comments and music