Originally Newton was part of Pickering Parish and during one period had three places of worship.
As buildings fell into disrepair and were condemned work on the present Church, St John’s was started in 1866. The present Church was consecrated in 1870.
St Johns has altered very little over the years and is a simple, peaceful , typical mid Victorian country Church. The Church is set back but beautifully visible from the road and is surrounded by the original grave yard
There are excellent acoustics in the Church enhanced by a delightful 1894 Harrison and Harrison Organ
The Church is also host for the village clock. A very fine and unusual clock with workings visible for all to see at ground level.
You are very welcome to visit at any time and who knows you may even find one or two famous mice!
Church services suspended till end of February.