St Johns Church, Tenby

A United Reformed & Methodist Church

Welcome to St John's Church in Tenby

We meet each Sunday of the 11.00am for 45 minutes, doors open at 10:45. As part of our continuing Covid precautions we are asking people to text 07530 668501 before arriving to ensure we have sufficient seating.  Please do not attend if you are unwell with Covid-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last two weeks.  On arrival you will be invited to cleanse hands, wear a mask and keep a distance and give your contact details.  On cold days it may be a little draughty as we keep the doors open to ventilate the place.

Every Wednesday 9 to 12 (during the holiday season - Easter to the October half term) we sell homemade welsh cakes and serve tea and coffee outside and have a small stall selling all sorts.   Please come along for a cake and a chat.

On  Mondays between 2pm and 4pm our craft group meet in the hall for a chat and work on various crafts, suitably distanced apart of course..

It will be lovely to see you.

Our on-line activities can be found at and include a mid-week bible study and a Sunday evening service.

We are a United Reformed and Methodist Church. Our minister is the Reverend Stella Hayton and we are part of the South Pembrokeshire Pastorate which in addition to St Johns includes Tabernacle Pembroke and Chapels at Reynalton and Templeton. Stella joined us in late July 2018 and was formally Inducted at a special service on 1st September 2018. We are also pleased that her husband, John, a non-stipendiary minister, is part of the ministry team.

In 2018 we celebrated 150 years of Christian Witness in our church. A number of special events were held including a revival of our Daffodil Festival over the St Davids day week. In May we had an Exhibition showing the History of the church then from end of July through to third week of August we hosted a display of the Knitted Bible. The year ended with our extensive and original Christmas Tree Festival and a marvelous performance of Handel's Messiah with a made up choir and orchestra.  

We have a lovely and bustling Church, and we enjoy our strong involvement in the community of Tenby. Through the summer months we usually host concerts by various choirs and performers. We have a large church hall where Art and Craft Groups meet and occasional exhibitions are held. In March 2020 our 140 year old pipe organ received a major clean and refurbishment, it is in use most Sundays subject to the availability of organists. As an alternative we have a small music group who play for the service.

St Johns makes an excellent venue for weddings and baptisms. We love seeing new people enjoying our church, sharing stories and letting this special place become a memorable part of your celebrations. Please get in touch to find out more about arranging an event at St Johns.

To find out what is going on read our newsletter or come join us.

We look forward to meeting you.

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You, O God, make the dawn and sunset shout for joy. - psalm 66:8b


We would love to hear from you.  If you would like further information or to arrange weddings, baptisms and funerals please contact our secretary using the details below. For general URC matters contact the Synod office on 029 2019 5728.

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  • Warren Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7JT
  • 01834 870014

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