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St John and the Holy Cross

St John and the Holy Cross Church is part of the Church of England parish of Tarporley. First built in 1875, it has been serving the community of Cotebrook for nearly 150 years.

At present, services at St John’s are monthly at 11.15am on the first Sunday of each month, but during the year we still manage to celebrate Christmas, Easter, Harvest and Remembrance too. St John’s continues to exist to serve the needs of Cotebrook and Utkinton, and church is available for baptisms, weddings and funerals, and the Rector is more than happy to visit those in need of a visit or a listening ear, or take communion to those who can’t get to church.

The church is currently served by the Rector of Tarporley, Revd Jim Bridgman, as well as a dedicated group of church members. But St John’s is open to all, whether you are a regular churchgoer or not, whatever your faith or lack of it. We still exist to serve the community, and put on social events, and care for our buildings and land through the Eco Church initiative, planting wildflowers in the graveyard around church, and encouraging wildlife to prosper.

For more information about what is going on at St John’s and the wider parish, please go to the parish website or Facebook page or contact the Rector, Revd Jim Bridgman ( or 01829 732 491).

Everyone welcome!