With regard to opening our buildings for Sunday Services, we are following the Government guidelines for the safe use of places for worship.

St John's, Whittle le Woods - the service begins at 9.30 am

Clayton Brook - the service begins at 11.00 am

Sunday Online Live-stream at 9.30 am

You can also visit our YouTube channel for all our recorded Sunday and

Midweek Services, plus our Junior Church Sunday Specials 


Please click on the link above for a message of hope in these uncertain times, by Roger Carswell.

WELCOME to the website of St John’s Church, Whittle-le-Woods & Clayton Brook Community Church. Please explore our website and find out a bit about us. And then please do get in touch via our contact page, or come and visit us.

To read our current vicar's letter, please click here.

For details of our church services, please click here

Here is a little bit about us:

We are a Christian Church

We are part of the Church of England (Anglican) in the Diocese of Blackburn. We worship one God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ lived, died and was raised to life again for us, and we seek to love him and live for him.


We are a Bible-led Church

We believe that the Bible is God’s word to us. Therefore, across all age groups we make a particular emphasis on reading, teaching and following the Bible.


We are a Church for Whittle & Clayton 

Our parish covers most of Whittle-le-Woods, Clayton-le-Woods and Clayton Brook. We have two church centres - the old parish church of St John’s, and Clayton Brook Community Church. Our aim is that everyone, of whatever age or background, is at home among us. Some of us have been to church all our lives. For some it is a very new experience. Young and old, single and married, we are one church-family. Whatever your background you are warmly welcomed among us.

We believe that every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s recreation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm. If anyone has concerns regarding safeguarding of children or adults the link to all the contacts in church is here.

During this time of forced isolation, some of the church family have been asking about how we continue to give to our church ministry. If anyone wishes to give directly online, or to set up a standing order, please use the buttons below.