St John the Baptist, France Lynch

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St John the Baptist church dates from 1857 and is one of a number of churches in the wider area built at the instigation of Thomas Keble, then Vicar of Bisley.  With two highly populated adjoining villages, France Lynch and Chalford Hill, he saw the need for a centre of worship here. 

Situated on the side of the hill overlooking a picturesque valley, it is a beautiful and peaceful situation.  Inside, the fine work in lapis luzuli and malachite on white marble – prominent in and around the chancel, on the choir screen, pulpit and reredos – lifts our church above the ordinary.

St John's still maintains a tradition of involvement with the local community, not least through the nearby Church Rooms (our answer to a village hall).  We gladly welcome everyone to our mix of services and aim to provide the community with a centre for fellowship, mission and support, with special services such as our annual All Souls and Carol services

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Rev Stephen Jarvis
8 Olney Road
01453 884545 (Assoicate Priest)

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Holy Communion
1st Sunday of each month this is a Book of Common Prayer service 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday Common Worship service
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM
Parish Breakfast
on the first Sunday of each month, following the 8am service we hold a parish breakfast serving freshly made rolls, marmalade, tea, fruit juice and ground coffee. Everyone welcomed
Every first Sunday at 8:40 AM
Parish Eucharist - common worship
Every first third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM
Morning Worship (non communion)
an informal style, family friendly service, followed by refreshments. All welcome!
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Crib Service
As we start our Christmas celebrations, this is a short Crib Service specifically for children, with well-loved carols - all are welcome
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for ¾ hour


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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14055
Architect: Thomas Keble
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: The Stroud Deanery (16111)
Parish Legal Name: St. John the Baptist France Lynch (160011 )
CofE Church Info: (616011 16/11)
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This page was last updated on Monday 6th November 2017
St John the Baptist : Keble Road, France Lynch, Gloucestershire, GL6 8LN

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