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We are a local parish church at the heart of Copthorne with a vision to grow in love for God and each other

We are part of the Diocese of Chichester and the Church of England. Our congregations are each different in style but all welcome people to join in worship, practical bible teaching, prayer and generosity.

We believe that life is best lived in relationship with God. So if you'd like to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus, we invite you to join the next Alpha Course.

If you're new to St John’s, we'd love to get to know you; why not speak to some of the welcome team during the service who will gladly help you with any questions you may have. Alternatively you can connect with us via our contact page, social media or our office during their office hours.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Opening our doors……

We are very excited to let you know that following advice from the government and Church of England, we will be opening our doors for public worship from Sunday, 5th July.  Numbers at our church services will be limited to 20 places per service in order to comply with 2m social distancing.   For more information and how to book a place go to:


 All of these services will be live-streamed via the church’s Facebook page and also available 1 hour later on the St Johns’ YouTube channel. To view our online services go to:



Our church continues to be alive and active

We are continuing to creatively pursue opportunities for community, services, and prayer. Our  social events remain suspended until further notice. However, our church will be open at set times  for private-prayer and we have a daily, physical prayerful presence in our church building with one person from our clergy or warden team praying every day.

  For more information and how to join in with our daily prayer times go to:.