St John the Evangelist – St Johns Church

St Johns Church

The Anglican church in Bathurst is the church of St John the Evangelist, it is a church with a long and interesting history. The worshippers at this church are mainly from the village of Bathurst and the surrounding farming community.

Service Times

Holy Eucharist (with hymns) is celebrated weekly on Sundays at 08.30, An Anglican Prayer Book 1989 is used. On the fifth Sunday of the month, in those months when there is a fifth Sunday, a combined service is held with the Methodists, either at St John’s or at the Methodist Church in Bathurst, please contact the clergy or churchwardens for details.

Inside St Johns Church

Contact details

The rector is the Venerable Cynthia Webbstock, she can be contacted on telephone 046 624 1236 or 073 180 0311, email, the churchwardens are Mr Jay Jackson, telephone 0769 409 966 and Ms Mary Riley, telephone 0732 098 794

The church is Donkin Terrace; if travelling from Grahamstown, turn right into Donkin Terrace at the 1820 Settlers Memorial Hall, which is on the left, the church is 400 m from the intersection.

Originally Published here.

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  1. My Great Grandfather James Henry Banks was baptised in this church on 23rd November 1845. He was the son of William Banks and Catherine (born Hodgkinson). William Banks was born in England and came to the Cape Colony with the 1820 settlers on the Weymouth. He was about 2 months old when they set sail from England. Some reports indicate that he was born at sea (the record of the Weymouth indicates that he was a baby when they emabrked on board, his death notice however indicates that he was born at sea, perhaps his decendants thought he was born at sea).

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