St John, Clay Hill

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St John's is one of two churches that make up the parish of Clay Hill, just to the north of Enfield.  Our beautiful Venetian-style church building is in a picturesque rural setting, where London ends and the countyside begins.

For years the church has been very popular for weddings, and it's a lovely community to be a part of, too.  Everyone is welcome - whether you're young or old, a lifelong church goer or just a bit curious.  There's a children's area where they can feel comfortable - and we're looking to start up a children's service soon, too.

We have a Sunday morning service here at 9am each Sunday, except for the first Sunday of the month, where we join in with the rest of the parish for a service at St Luke's at 10.30am (full details are on the services page).

The services centre around Holy Communion, where we share the bread and wine that become for us the body and blood of Jesus.  They tend to feature some traditional hymns, and teaching which aims to be inspiring and relevant to our lives as Christians.

We'd love to see you here sometime!

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Rev'd Peter Godden
Clay Hill Vicarage
92 Browning Road
020 8363 6055 (Rev'd Peter Godden, Vicar) or 020 8367 6873 (Fr David Nash (If in urgent need of a priest))

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Service of Holy Communion
We gather on Sunday mornings to worship God, pray for the world, listen to the scriptures, hear relevant and inspiring teaching, and to be nourished by the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ as we share bread and wine together. There are hymns during the service, and coffee afterwards! The services are fairly traditional in that they are the result of 2000 years worth of Christian worship, but they're not stuffy or particularly formal. Just come as you are. We would love to see you here! On the first Sunday of the month there is no morning service at St John's; instead we worship with the rest of the parish at St Luke's.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Evening Prayer
On Sunday Evenings we gather in the Hall next to St John's to say Evening Prayer together. We use the traditional Book of Common Prayer for the service, and also sing a couple of hymns. At the end of the service there is often a talk, followed by a short discussion. On the third Sunday there is no service, as we instead gather with our friends at the United Reform Church on Lancaster Road in Enfield.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome


There are regular enquirers courses for those wanting to learn more about the Christian faith.
Church Open The church is open on Mondays and Fridays from 2-4pm, and on Wednesdays from 10.30am-4pm. (This pattern does not apply during school holidays and on bank holidays.)
Hall for Hire The church and hall are available for meetings, quiet days and other activities. Please contact the Vicar for further information.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15626
Diocesan ID: 1825
Built: 1858
Architect: James Piers St Aubyn
Our Patron: Bishop of London and Vicar of Enfield
Archdeaconry: HAMPSTEAD (234)
Deanery: ENFIELD (23405)
Benefice: Clay Hill St Jo and St Luke (23/054BT)
CofE Church Info: (623370 23/370)
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The current editor is: Peter Godden

This page was last updated on Saturday 15th July 2017
St John : Strayfield Road, Clay Hill, Clay Hill, London, EN2 9JH - Where London ends and the countryside begins

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