St. John's currently has no full time vicar. In normal times we would share a vicar with Hope and Emmanuel churches. However, we are very grateful for the part time services of Rev'd Simon Piercy who is also the Community Choir Master and a full time primary school teacher.

Baptisms, funerals and weddings are arranged with Mission Area Officiants and Clergy. Please see separate sections for more help.

We the congregation of St. John's stand together with the Country of Ukraine in their current plight, and we recognise our part in the Body of Christ as we support and help all in need. We would suggest that you send any monetary donations to the appeal via the Red Cross website, or the DEC website where you can Gift Aid too, and where the Government are match funding.

Prayer from Church In Wales website


Forthcoming services;

10th July 11am - Communion

17th July 11am - Reflective Service

24th July 11am - Communion

31st July 11am - Mission Area Service at St Ethelwolds( Rev'd Green retirement)no other services in Mission Area

Community choir is on Wednesdays in church at 7.15pm, all welcome

Please wear a face covering if this makes you feel more comfortable

Please note that all applications for additions to churchyard, such as benches, are subject to Church In Wales regulations, and as such must go through the Faculty procedure (church planning permission).

Other churches may differ

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St John’s is a family-friendly church supporting the communities of Penymynydd, Dobshill and Penyffordd.

The church is a Grade 2* listed building situated just a few miles from Chester in North-East Wales.

We are in a Mission Area - 'Borderlands', which is part of the Diocese of St Asaph within the Church in Wales

We have a variety of Sunday services as well as activities during the week.

There is easy access into the church for wheelchair users and an induction loop for those who are hard of hearing.

We have gluten-free Communion wafers available.

We hope that we have something to suit everyone and would be very pleased to see you at any of our services.

Please note that currently as at 14.9.21, attendees at Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals at St. John's are limited to 50 with the wearing of face coverings. Other churches may differ.

The church address is:

Chester Road


Nr Chester


Click here for a map showing our location.

Borderlands Mission Area