The church has an adjacent Sunday School complex that is now used as a visitor residential centre, a community centre and our local theatre venue for the annual Cragg Pantomime. It has a new name as the St John’s Centre.
The church itself is supported by a small dedicated community of locals who help provide a wide range of community activities and events.
The setting is a rural idyll, as you can see from the photograph by Tony Green (click for his website) above. The Elphin Brook runs under the bridge in front of the church, and on down to the village of Mytholmroyd below, where it joins the river Calder.
The vicar of St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness is the Reverend James Allison B.A. BSc. He can be contacted on 01422-883130. The assistant curate is the Reverend Sandy Maude, contact 01422-355856.
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