St John the Baptist, PO38 2BT
People have worshipped at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist for more than 900 years. The original church, and the nave, is Norman. The building has been extended with aisles added in the 12th and 13th centuries, and the chancel in the 14th century. The Tower was added in the 16th century, and the spire is 17th century.
In more recent times the church has been updated by installing a modern lighting system, repairs to the roof and windows, new central heating, replacing the pews with more flexible seating and building a new toilet and kitchen extension.
This has been achieved through fund-raising and the use of reserves.
In 2016, following a period of substantial fund raising (in excess of £30,000 locally) and successful grant applications (especially £108,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund), repairs totalling over £150,000 to the tower, spire and walls has been completed. A magnificent outcome for a small parish church.
Holy Communion (Said)
Please note this service is replaced by a 9am Remembrance Day service in November.
This service is Lay Led.
Every 5th Sunday.
Joint Service which rotates around the Benefice. Takes place at Niton in January, May and September. During the other months there is not a service at Niton on this Sunday.
This special lay lead service targets those who cannot access the church, young people and those who have special needs. However, anyone is welcome. Tea, cake and a chat afterward.
Please note this service is replaced with a 9am Remembrance Day Service in November.
The service starts at 6pm during British Summer Time and 4pm thereafter.
Follows Daily Prayer Cycle
Churches together with Revd Nigel Porter (Rector) and Revd Helen Millward (Methodist Church) leading a 5 week course. Tuesday evenings at the Parish Church repeated on Wednesday afternoons at the Methodist Church.
All Age/Ability choir practice.
Occasional cancellation. Check with Churchwarden Keith Goodhead if unsure.