Welcome to St John's Church, Keele

We are a small, but vibrant and welcoming community in the heart of Keele village. You are most welcome to join us for services, and the many community events hosted by the church throughout the year.

St John’s Parish Church, Keele


Please note that we still expect people to wear face-masks in this building. Hand-sanitiser is provided. Please use it if you can. Unless evidence prevents our doing so, we plan to return to our ‘normal’ pattern of Sunday worship on Easter Sunday. About a month later, we shall review returning to distributing the Holy Communion in both kinds.

For future services and events please visit our Services and Events page.

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Keele, is committed to safeguarding and has adopted the National and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies. Our safeguarding co-ordinator is Anna Greenhough. The full safeguarding policy can be downloaded from this link.

Worship at St John’s

An important note on the resumption of public worship

St John’s is now open for public worship on alternate Sundays only and with certain restrictions as listed below.

• The church can only accommodate 28 people at any service. People who share a household/social bubble may sit together but otherwise a distance of two metres between seats must be adhered to.

• Hand sanitizer will be available near the entry for your use or you may bring your own.

• Please bring your own pen/pencil in order to leave your contact details as required by NHS England in case of a local outbreak occurring.

• You will be required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times with the exception of when receiving Holy Communion.


• Holy Communion will be administered in one kind only (Host). Instead of kneeling/standing at the sanctuary rail, please queue one behind the other, observing social distancing. When in front of the priest, offer your outstretched hand (palm up) to receive the sacrament. Move to one side, lift your mask and place the host in your mouth. Replace your mask and return to your seat, again observing social distancing.

• Unfortunately, singing will not be permitted so hymn books will not be available. You will be given a service sheet. Please take these home with you at the end of the service. Also, no physical sharing of the peace.

• The collection plates will not be brought round but please leave your donations of money on the plate provided at the entrance.

• We are unable to offer refreshments for the time being and neither can we provide toilet facilities.

• Please remember the need for social distancing at the end of worship and as you leave the church.