Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Merrow

'A community growing in faith’

  • Daily prayers
  • A beautiful church for quiet contemplation
  • A warm community open to all
There has been a church on the St John’s site in Merrow since the 12th century, and visitors enter under a Norman archway. This beautiful, peaceful setting lends itself perfectly to the spiritually nurturing ethos brought to the church by Rev Rona Stuart-Bourne. 
We are a community which values the treasures of our tradition, while endeavouring to translate the message of God’s transforming love, a message which never grows old; into a language that is accessible.
Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you will receive a warm welcome at St John’s. You are invited to attend a service, reflect quietly in church or simply light a candle for a loved one. 
At St John’s we believe that if people nurture spirituality in the community, then together we can make this a better world. There’s a thriving Baby and Toddler group, a Men’s Fellowship gathering, Messy Church for youngsters, Spokes for teenagers and lots more.
Please visit to experience for yourself the still, small voice of calm in our church.

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Safeguarding Information

The PCC of St John the Evangelist  is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community.

For further information contact Rosanne Bond, Parish Safeguarding Officer on 01483 579462  safeguardingstjohn@gmail.com  or Rev. Rona Stuart-Bourne on 01483 572207. 

Click here to see full details and policy document in our Safeguarding Section.