We are following the latest COVID-19 guidance issued by the Church of England. Please also see the Leeds Diocese COVID-19 page for information.



We are aware that the closure of St John's has affected many and the comfort and security that being in church provides has been sorely missed. Following the latest national guidelines, we are open for private prayer on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1pm and Sundays from 1pm to 2pm.


Please note:

  • The capacity of the church is limited to 15 at any one time due to social distancing and you may have to queue.

  • Please take notice of the door stewards instructions.

  • The toilet facilities remain closed.

  • Entrance is via Clayton Lane and the exit is to The Avenue.

  • Certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions, and the clinically extremely vulnerable. Individuals who fall within this group are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household.

  • This encouragement to private prayer is not congregational worship, or an opportunity for social gathering but an opportunity for you to pray or seek solace in our church surroundings.

  • Worship will continue online until further notice.


Whilst our buildings remain closed except for private prayer, we are still operational by phone and email. Please get in touch if you need help, especially if you are self-isolating and you live on your own, or are aware of someone else who is. We are working with partners as part of the Clayton Neighbourhood Support Hub and can signpost people to further services offering support.


You can contact us in the following ways:

By phone: 01274 883000

By email: admin@stjohnsclayton.org.uk


You can also Direct message us via our Facebook page, or  if you know someone linked to St John's Church, please get in touch with them and they will forward your enquiry on.

Latest news from St John's Clayton

Our Mission Apprentice, Justine, has put together a fun 'Stay at Home' activity booklet for children and families. The booklet has thirty different craft activities to do, each linked to a Bible teaching and with a handy checklist so you can see how many activities you've completed.

It's available to download from our website and a great way to keep busy if you're at home. We'd love to hear what you think of the booklet so please get in touch and why not post a photo of one of your creations on our St John's Clayton Facebook page too!