St. John the Baptist, Royston

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At the Parish Church in Royston we gather to worship God, encourage one another and pray for our community. You are very welcome to come and join us on Sundays or during the week. We are a Church of England church in the catholic Anglican tradition. Our celebrations are focussed around the Mass (also known as the Eucharist or Holy Communion) where we remember Christ's presence with us and his grace in transforming his people into his likeness. The beautiful medieval building was built by the monks of Monk Bretton Priory. It has a fine tower with a unique Oriel Window and many attractve features.

If you would like to discuss being baptised or bringing a child for baptism (christening) then please contact Mrs Sheila Monaghan on 01226 725012 or If you would like to discuss being married in church or need to fill in a baptism application form then come along to the 'Parish Office', which runs as a drop-in from 6-6.45pm on Mondays at Royston Parish Church (except bank holidays) and from 10.45-11.30am in FELKIRK Parish Church's Schoolroom.

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The Revd Dr Matthew Bullimore
The Vicarage
Church Street
South Yorkshire
S71 4QZ
(01226) 722410

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Holy Communion
Holy Communion celebrated according to the rites of the Book of Common Prayer (1662)
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Said Eucharist with sermon.
Every second fourth and fifth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Common Worship
Morning Worship
A service of worship especially suitable for those new to church and for children and young people, also with parades by uniformed groups.
Every first Sunday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Sung Eucharist with sermon and children's corner.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship


Said Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour


Said Eucharist in the Lady Chapel.
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
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Stations of the Cross from Auschwitz
Fr Matt gives a reflection on his recent trip to Auschwitz. We walk the stations of the cross remembering the victims of the Nazi genocide.
Monday 10th April 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Stations of the Cross
For all but especially suitable for Young People, we reflect on Jesus' journey to the Cross and what it means in our own lives as his followers.
Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 7:00 PM for 50 minutes
The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday
This service remembers the night before Jesus died in which he brought his disciples together for the Last Supper and washed their feet. The service ends with the stripping of the altars and the Sacrament being taken to the garden of repose, recalling Jesus' prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. A prayer vigil continues to Midnight.
Thursday 13th April 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Way of the Cross
Local Christian churches from the area gather together in the car park at Rabbit Ings Country Park on Lund Hill Lane. We walk up the hill and stop at 'stations' where we meditate on Jesus' last journey to the Cross. The theme this year is Jesus our King. There will be hot cross buns and refreshments afterwards.
Friday 14th April 2017 at 12:00 PM for 1½ hours
Easter Vigil
A service of readings that remember God's promise to bring new life to his people.
Saturday 15th April 2017 at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour
The Easter Liturgy
The first celebration of Easter when Jesus rose from the dead.
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 9:00 AM for 1½ hours



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Stained Glass Wall Paintings
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Incumbent: The Revd Matthew James BULLIMORE
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18097
Built: 13th - 15th Centuries
Style of worship: Catholic Anglican
Our Patron: The Lord Bishop of Wakefield
Archdeaconry: PONTEFRACT (464)
Deanery: BARNSLEY (46401)
Benefice: Royston and Felkirk (46/259A)
Parish Legal Name: Royston (460369 )
CofE Church Info: (646508 40/151)
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The current editor is: Matthew Bullimore

This page was last updated on Thursday 16th March 2017
St. John the Baptist : Church Street, Royston, Barnsley, Royston, South Yorkshire, S71 4QZ

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