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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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



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
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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: Sheila Monaghan

This page was last updated on Monday 19th June 2017
St. John the Baptist : Church Street, Royston, Barnsley, Royston, South Yorkshire, S71 4QZ

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