where everyone is welcome
10.15am First Sundays
We are an Anglican Village Church, and form a part of the Springline Parish. We cater for all ages, and encourage each other to grow in our faith through prayer, a variety of activities, and relevant bible teaching.
We seek to serve our local community, including all those at RAF Scampton, and enjoy a close relationship with the children and staff at Pollyplatt Primary School, and our local Church of England School in the village. We run the Scampton Community Lottery, the proceeds of which helps to support community activities.
We believe that following and worshiping Jesus should be fun, exciting and not too 'stuffy'.
We offer teaching to raise awareness of baptism, confirmation, and marriage responsibilities.
We extend a special welcome...
to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, straight or both, filthy rich, dirt poor or just about average. We especially welcome those who are crying new-borns, energetic toddlers, hyperactive grannies and everyone in between.
We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti, or like many of us can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in church since little Archie’s baptism.
We extend a welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome tired mums, football fanatical dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like ‘organised religion’, we’ve been there too!
We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell like the Vicar, or because Gran is visiting and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost down the Lincolnshire lanes and wound up here by mistake! We welcome tourists, red arrows watchers, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!
"Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you for the glory of God" - Romans 15.7
If there is one thing for sure... Scampton Church Family is growing!
In our growing church help is always needed.
Prayer - It's often said, “I can’t do much, but I can pray.” That is a sad way to think about prayer. The truth is, not everyone will pray. Prayer is never the “least you can do,” but should always be thought of as the most important thing you can do. Pray for Scampton Church, its leadership team, and those in the church who have needs. Don’t just pray for situations to be resolved in a positive way, but pray more deeply than that. Pray that people will be changed and become spiritually stronger.
Music and singing - We still need a few more singers and especially someone who can play a few simple chords on a keyboard. So if you know of anyone who enjoys music and can sing or play then get in touch.
Cleaning and Flowers - We have a small team who do a brilliant job, but are always looking out for help, no matter how small.
Children and Young people - We are looking to set up a youth group so if you can help out here then get in touch with Chris, one of our church wardens.
We are a welcoming church - If you see anyone in church that you don't recognise or think it might be their first time, why not go up and say HELLO!
Audio/Visual - We are building a comprehensive audio/visual experience in church and need more people to operate it. So if you are interested in or have experience with Powerpoint, mixing desks or band setups, then get in touch. We'll give you lots of support and training.
Transformation, Fund Raising and Event Organisation - Our aim is to transform Scampton Church building, and create a community church and heritage centre which could be used daily for community events. Every generation leaves its mark on a church building and this transformation will make our church fit for purpose today. This is a really exciting project and is now underway with the replacement of the north aisle roof, a new A/V system and the replacement of the old and unstable pews with chairs. There is still a lot to do. We need helpers.
Since before the Norman conquest Scampton Church has, through the ages, been the place where local people have gathered. Once again, we want our church to be the place where local people come to worship, meet, to be entertained, and for help when they need it.
Part of our vision is to be more than a Church congregation, and rather to be a community Church hub, providing support to the people that come here. We want to create a space where people feel they are loved and belong. A space where people can, in their own time and pace, explore faith together. Our recent Alpha course is a prime example of this.
However, we don’t have the necessary facilities to do all that we could, and that's why we are re-ordering the church. Every generation leaves its mark on Scampton Church, and this transformation will make our church building fit for purpose today, and for generations to come.
To do all we want to do, we also need funds and so if you would like to give towards the work of Scampton Church please do so in one of the ways suggested below and thankyou for generously helping us to play our part in seeing the kingdom of God come to Scampton and surrounding villages.
STANDING ORDER - You can easily set up a standing order at your local bank or online with these details:
St John the Baptist Church Scampton
The Co-operative Bank
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account Number: 65805127
Please give your surname as the reference.
CHEQUES - Cheques are made payable to: St John the Baptist Church, Scampton.
GIFT AID - If you pay tax in the UK (income or capital gains tax) we would be grateful if you could fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing gift aid declaration, so that we can claim back the basic rate of tax through the government's gift aid scheme. It comes at no extra cost to you and we benefit by recovering 28p for every pound given.
You can download our 'gift aid' form HERE.
Where to Find Us
St. John the Baptist Church
Tel: 01522 730167