About Saint John's Church


We are led by our Vicar, Revd Trevor Filtness

He is assisted by Revd Barry Smith

We are fortunate to have these Lay Readers who assist with preaching and worship:

  • Mary Close
  • Chris Hollis
  • Terry Monahan
  • Bob Raley
  • Sue Smith
  • Zoe Skinner

The vicar is assisted in the practical running of the church by:

2 church wardens

  • Nigel Foss
  • Pam Ewing (PCC Vice Chair)

and a Parochial Church Council consisting of the Lay Readers,
and 9 elected members :

  • Nick Granger-Brown (Treasurer)
  • Gill Whatley (Secretary)
  • Chris Churchley (Electoral Roll Officer)
  • John Skinner
  • Pat Groves
  • Lindsay Leggatt
  • Jonathan Nash
  • Lianne Page


The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is held in Spring every year, when the Annual Report and Accounts are presented.
Download them here


We are a friendly and supportive church community drawn from inside and outside the village of Rowland's Castle.

Our aim is to share God's love with all we meet, and all who come to the Church or Centre.

We are fully integrated into all the many and varied activities of village life, and are always open to new people and new ideas.

The church has been here since 1837; see History for more information about the church.

You can get a feel for our church community life from our Weekly Welcome Sheet (click on the link on the right-hand side of the page)

weekly welcome sheet


monthly message