St John's, Adlington
St. John’s is the church that refused to fall down. Known within our parish as ‘The Tin Tabernacle’, it is a rare surviving example of the supposedly temporary churches that were built of galvanized steel in Victorian times. Over a hundred years later, the church and its building is still very much here, and very thriving.
St. John’s sits on the edge of rural Adlington. It has a loyal congregation, a very intimate and welcoming atmosphere, and its own unique character.
Though it looks very much like a Methodist chapel from outside, St. John’s is Church of England to the core. Worshippers here value the traditional shape of Anglican worship, but have also developed a strong tradition of congregation involvement in shaping the regular family services, which are often led by the children.
All services at 11.00am
1st Sunday Matins
2nd Sunday Family Service
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Morning Prayer
5th Sunday Morning Prayer (if applicable)
Margaret Tate, a Reader in the Prestbury ministry team, devotes her energies to leading this congregation, but other members of the ministry team also find that being here regularly to preach or lead worship is a really heart-warming experience, because of the intimacy and friendship that exists in this much-loved ‘tin tabernacle.’
You are guaranteed to enjoy the same feeling of friendship and welcome if you come and join us to worship here.