Harpenden: St John the Baptist, Harpenden

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We at St John's, Harpenden welcome you to A Church Near You. We are a lively, friendly, Anglican church set on the edge of the Common in the south of Harpenden.

Our ministry team and congregation form a community of people who come together regularly to worship, pray, study and pursue a wide range of church based and social activities.

We place particular emphasis on nurturing young people; our Junior Church divide into groups on the basis of age, with up to 50 children attending on a Sunday.

Our website has more information about us - see the page "We don't Bite" for practical information about our main Sunday service.

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St John's Parish Office
St John's Road
(01582) 712776 (See St John's Web site for hours)

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Holy Communion
An intimate communion service in our Lady Chapel
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
All Age Eucharist
A family focused communion service with a short, child friendly, sermon (children are not compulsory!)
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Communion
Our main service of the week, with Junior Church and a Creche and, on many Sundays, 'Bedrock' for year 7+.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
A sung service. Occasionally at Southdown Methodist Church
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes
United Harpenden Service
All the churches in Harpenden come together for worship on the 5th Sunday of the month (ie every 3 months or so). The venue varies.
Every fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


Holy Communion
An intimate gathering in the Lady Chapel at the back of the Church
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

Church Open Daytime
Hall for Hire Please email us for more information.
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Incumbent: The Revd Nicholas Patrick ANDERSON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 19465
Built: 1908
Style of worship: Liberal Catholic
Archdeaconry: ST ALBANS (321)
Deanery: WHEATHAMSTEAD (32114)
Benefice: Harpenden St John (32/110 R)
Parish Legal Name: St. John the Baptist Harpenden (320244 )
CofE Church Info: (632244 32/244)
Short URL: acny.uk/19465/
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The current editor is: Neil Middleton

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This page was last updated on Friday 14th July 2017
Harpenden: St John the Baptist : St Johns Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1DJ - Next to the common in Southdown. Plenty of road side parking.

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