St John the Evangelist

St John the Evangelist church is situated in Cotehill village ad was consecrated in 1869. This is a beautiful church with open churchyard and a Memorial Garden. Cotehill is a mainly rural village, situated 6 miles south east of Carlisle in the Eden valley. It is a mix of traditional houses together with a small modern development.

The church has a sound and loop system. The seating capacity is approximately 120. A scheme for toilet and kitchen facilities is under preparation. The majority of local worshippers live within the villages of Cotehill and Cumwhinton or in the immediate locality.

The village hall is well used and supported by the local people, with all events, both secular and church, being well attended. The village hall is also the venue for our monthly film club, which is an alternative to Sunday school, and is held every second Sunday of the month at 10am.

We also hold our 4th Sunday evening family and children’s service called Cotehill Alive 4 U @ Cotehill Village Hall.

The population of Cotehill is approximately 500. Croftfield Care Home is a residential home on the outskirts of the village with 21 elderly residents, to whom we provide a bi-monthly Christian ministry.

Services

Sunday 9.00am & 10.30am

There is one service at St John’s each Sunday morning, on the first Sunday of the month the service is at 9.00am, on the other three Sunday the service starts at 10.30am, using the Common Worship service booklet, with the occasional use of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP).

On the second Sunday of the month we hold a film club for primary school age children, although the club is for children only, parents or guardians are welcome to stay in.

Evening 5.00pm Service

On the fourth Sunday in the evening at 5.00pm we have our “Cotehill Alive 4 U” (CA4U) service aimed at children families and people of all ages at Cotehill village hall. It starts with bring and share food and there are lots of fun activities for children, singing is accompanied by guitars, piano occasionally and other musical instruments, there are other activities for all ages as well.

On the regular Sunday morning service Music is provided by the church organ with hymns from Mission Praise, together with Ancient and Modern songs.

5th Sunday

Any month with a 5th Sunday has just one united parish service at 10.30am at Cumwhinton Village Hall.