St John's Church Allerston


Welcome to St John's Church.


You will find the Church which is a grade 2* listed building, located just off the A170 in the delightful village of Allerston. The Church is part of the Benefice of Thornton le Dale. Click on the logo on the right of this page, to go to the Benefice page.


Our services are:


  • ·      1st Sunday each month Chapel
  • ·      2nd Sunday each month 9.15am Holy Communion, BCP
  • ·      3rd Sunday each month Chapel
  • ·      4th Sunday Lively with 4.30pm Evensong with hymns


We would be delighted if you could join us and we are very happy to welcome vsitors. If you would like any help or information, you can contact us via email or telephone. Please scroll down this page for details and an enquiry form (below the photographs).


Everybody is very welcome to any of the services, details of which can be found below as well as on the notice board in the church porch, or the churchwarden can be contacted on: 01751 476709.




Sunday Services 4 Week Plan



The five churches in the Benefice have recently agreed a regular Monthly Plan for Sunday services which is shown below.  However, there are often ‘extra’ special services such as the Annual Pet Service, or Service of Blessing and Remembrance, so please also refer to the monthly service rota:


September 2019 service poster for Churches 



Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4



9.15 BCP Communion


 4.30pm Evensong with hymns


6.30pm in summer and 3pm in winter



8 BCP Communion



9.15 CW Communion



Evensong 3pm all year


Thornton Dale

11 CW Communion

11 CW Communion



11 CW Communion



Evensong 6.30

11 CW Communion

Quarterly Evening service of Healing


BCP           =                 Book of Common Prayer               


CW             =                 Common Worship 


Lively          =                 A 30 minute Word service particularly suitable for children of all ages




There is ALSO weekday worship as follows:


Wednesdays 10:00 am Holy Communion Common Worship at All Saints’ Church, Thornton Dale every week






To arrange a Baptism, Wedding, or a Funeral, please contact the Churchwarden or the Rector.

Are you thinking of getting Married or having a Service of Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child? If so please go to the Benefice Page for more information.

The building was constructed in the 14th century, with a 15th century Font and the Tower is early 15th century. The Ogee shaped door head occurs both over the Priest’s door at the East-end, South-end, and the entrance door to the tower. This suggests one continuous style and therefore with date between 1300 and 1450. Similar to other churches in the area, the builders made good use of stone that was available. Consequently there are some decorated pieces in the walls possibly taken from a Roman building on or near the same site. The Church was restored in 1882. If you would like to read more about the history of St John's Church please click here or us the download link below. 

We look forward to seeing you.





Files to download

Business name:
St John's Church Allerston


Contact person:

Vivienne Hughes



Church Lane
YO18 7PG


Phone: 01723 859157