Welcome to our community

The Lord calls us to “do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.” — Micah 6:8

We are a diverse group of people of all ages, who believe that God is calling us as a church to reach out to all in our community, whatever their views, traditions or backgrounds. We seek to support, encourage and strengthen our community, and deepen our faith in God.

We are committed to…

  • Services that reflect our open and inclusive values with space for traditional and contemporary styles and liturgies.
  • Witness that respects the views and opinions of others, whilst affirming the Gospel of God’s love as seen in Jesus Christ.
  • Work that shows a willingness to support one another, whilst working together to meet the needs of all.

Exploring Faith

Are you new to Devizes and looking for a church, or you are exploring Christianity or spirituality?

Everyone is welcome to come to St John’s whoever you are: whether you are a Christian, a person of another faith or of no particular faith. No one will question your right to be here.

All you have to do is come in!

Jonathan Poston, Rector.

Could you be our new Musical Director and Organist? — Click here

Services & Opening Times

Regular Services

All Welcome

Sunday Mornings in St. John’s
8.00am BCP Holy Communion
10.30am Parish Communion

Monday Mornings in St. John’s
8.30am Morning Prayer Service

Tuesday Evenings in St Mary’s
6.30pm – Holy Communion

Wednesday Morning in St. John’s 8.30am Morning Prayer

Thursday Mornings in St. John’s 10.00am Holy Communion

Friday Mornings in St John’s
8.30am Morning Prayer

For Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Morning Prayer, entry is via the Beauchamp Chapel door, which is here as viewed from the War Memorial side of the church. Entry at other times via the North Door, the main door on the opposite side of the building.

Visitor Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 11.00am -2.00pm
Sunday Open for services

Please be aware that we are reliant on volunteers to open the church to visitors and that some last minute closures may occur.

For Coach Parties – please call the Parish Office on 01380 724389 in advance.


All Welcome



Room to Breathe

“Nothing will be asked or required of you – stay for as little or as long as you like”

12 noon -2.00pm
St John’s, Long Street, Devizes

Rest and quiet in a church setting,
slow down and enjoy the silence
within this busy world.
Come be still.

Saturday 20th July

10-12 noon

The Parish Rooms


Homemade Cakes

£3.00 per person


Please bring along family and friends to support our fundraising

Please donate to support our mission to serve the Lord, proclaim the Gospel, and love our neighbours…

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St. Mary Devizes from St. John's Alley © Gerry Lynch

Regular Activities

Churchyard group

Lectio Divina: The Parish Rooms
The Fourth Friday of each month 10 am

Bible Study Group
Wednesday evenings | 7.30pm

Bell Practice
Thursday evenings at 7 pm

Choir Practice
Friday evenings at 7 pm

See a full list of church groups and activites…

Latest Posts

July Pastoral Letter

  • June Pastoral Letter
    “Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote His name is John ” …

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  • About Mark’s Gospel
    Our Gospel readings at the 10.30 am Sunday Eucharist run on a three year cycle. One year nearly all the readings come from Matthew, then Mark the next year, and …

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  • Thanks to Churchyard Volunteers
    For all who have been impressed with the state of St John’s churchyard this autumn—and who hasn’t been—the churchyard volunteers are to be thanked. The flowers in the northern borders …

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The Parish Church of St John’s with St Mary’s, Devizes takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer – Jerry King on 01380 723830 kingdevizes@aol.com

Alternatively you can contact our Diocesan Contact: safeguarding@salisbury.anglican.org