In 1867, Spittal became a separate parish; but long before that, Christians have been showing God's love for others in this place. The name Spittal comes from the word hospital, and the one here existed here before the year 1234, caring for people with leprosy. We still seek to show God's care for people today as we live out our Christian faith. We join together on Sunday mornings to be strengthened by God to be able to do so, and to give Him our worship.
Whether you are a Spittler, a visitor, or you've moved into the area, you are welcome to come and join with us for worship at St John's Church. We meet on Sundays at 9am for Holy Communion or Morning Prayer (see service times for more details).
We also have a monthly Creative Church (Messy Church) for families (on the last Sunday of the month at 3pm), which children and adults enjoy together - with crafts, child-friendly worship and food - see Creative Church for more details. You'd be very welcome to bring your family along.
In addition, we have 4 special evening Songs of Praise services in the year - at Easter, Sea Sunday, Harvest and Christmas - and you would be welcome at 6pm to each of these. See here for more details.
Plus, we provide an opportunity for the Community to come together on Thursday mornings at Coffee and Chat - see here for more details, or follow us on our dedicated Facebook Page here.
And we have great gardens, which were looked after for years by the church gardening group. Recently, that group has come of an age where they have had to hand that over, and we are privileged that members of the community are coming together and stepped up to that challenge - working as a team to continue to enable them to be beautiful for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. We're looking to develop the further, with a wild garden, and are exploring the possibility of a garden of remembrance.
We are particularly grateful for the connection we have with the Mercers' Company and for their support and generosity as patrons.
We rely on the generosity of those in the community who want to support this church and her work. If you would like to join those supporters, please click here.
We are located on the Main Street in Lower Spittal, next to the First School, on the way to the promenade, (less than 2 miles from Berwick upon Tweed town centre). For the satnav, the postcode TD15 1RD will help, but you need to come down Billendean Road (if you are travelling from the A1, it is right at the roundabout where the sports centre is, down to the bottom of the hill and right onto the Main St), rather than Cow Road (which it might take you to). Please see the map below for details.
Parking is in local streets or there are car parking places near the sea front. Be careful not to park just around the corner from the church, as there are new restrictions for residents' parking and you might not see the sign which is immediately as you come onto the road.