Harleston: St John the Baptist, Harleston

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St. John's is a Victorian Church but with antecedents dating to the 14th Century in Harleston,but while it may be old it is very much alive today, with an active congregation, seeking to bring the joy of the Christian life to Harleston through Bible Adventurers in the Primary School, Sunday Bible Club, The Mothers' Union, The Friends of St. John the Baptist a registered charity whose aim is to maintain and restore the building "Our passion is Jesus, proclaiming and living out God's love for all people. We aspire to be a transforming presence in every community, open and welcoming to all, and serving all through faithful people, prayer and worship, visionary leadership and liberating gifts. To do this we seek to learn more about Jesus, to seek to live out His life, by loving others and Trusting in Him." We seek to do this through our regular services and through Prayer Groups.Also through Bible study groups that meet in the church every second Thursday of the month to study the Bible for in it we find our values for Christian living. We seek to further our aims through Missionary work in this country and abroad such as Compassion and the Pastoral Care Team, our Benefice Monthly Magazine, and also in co-operation with our fellow Christians in Harleston through Churches Together in Harleston

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Revd Nigel Tuffnell
The Rectory,
10 Swan Lane,
Norfolk IP20 9AN
01379 308905 (Rector) or 01379 851148 (Baptism, Wedding & Funeral Enquiries)

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All Age Worship & Bright Sparks Children's church
A popular service geared up for families with the children helping and sometimes taking part.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion & Bright Sparks Children's Church
Every second and third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Worship & Children's Church
Every second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


The church is open every Tuesday for refreshments. 10 a.m till 4 pm. Informal singing group that meet every Tuesday from 11 am - Noon. Contact Sheila: 01379 852762 Sewing & Knitting Group every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Light Lunches every 3rd Tuesday.
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments


Holy Communion
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour


Coffee Morning & Cake stall
Coffee morning for the PCC funds
Every first Saturday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Chatty Church
Great fun with activities, games and chatty time for parents/carers and their children'. Refreshments and Snacks. Similar but lighter to Messy Church & Free of Charge. Chatty Church is on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2.00PM St John's Church, Harleston For more info contact Claire McEntee: 07810 565805 Fiona Wilson: 07702 972656 Office Email: welcome@7churches.org.uk Facebook.com / redenhall.scole
Every third Saturday at 2:00 PM for 1½ hours
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Commemoration of the Faithful departed
Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Remembrance Service
At the memorial
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 AM for 50 minutes
Christingle Service
This is extra to the usual HC, which will take place.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Communion
Monday 25th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open From 9.30 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10200
Our Patron: Bishop of Norwich
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: REDENHALL (26206)
Benefice: Redenhall with Scole (26/345CL)
Parish Legal Name: Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell (260422 )
CofE Church Info: (626423 26/423)
Short URL: acny.uk/10200/
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The current editor is: Lucy Elton

This page was last updated on Friday 29th September 2017
Harleston: St John the Baptist : Broad Street,, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AZ

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