St John the Baptist, Tottenham


We are an Anglican (Church of England) Parish within the Diocese of London, Haringey Deanery. 

We are one Christian community, two church buildings in the Heart of Tottenham.

St John’s Church was built in 1939 just on the A10 (Great Cambridge Road, N17). It is nestled between Laburnum and Acacia Avenue. It was recently redeveloped and re-imagined with new and improved spaces and a new block of flats built on the land behind the St John's Church, just on Acacia Avenue with a new Community Hall. A new nursery will be accommodated in the new hall. Our worship at St John’s is similar to that of St Paul’s our second church building which can be found on Park Lane, N17. 

St John's worship style is mainly within the Anglo-Catholic tradition with some variations in order to meet the spiritual and social needs of our community. There is a youth led service every third Sunday of the month; a regular traditional communion service every fifth Sunday of the month, and a messy church for families with small children every 1st Saturday of the month. There are other mid-week services to meet the needs of those who may find Sunday's difficult. Like St Paul’s, St John’s is a welcoming, lively and warm place to be.

St Paul’s original church building was built between 1858-1859 on Park Lane, N17 and this was demolished to make way for the current building, built in 1976 and nestled within a block of flats - a response to the social housing crisis. We worship every Sunday within the Anglo Catholic Tradition, with Holy Communion, Bells and Incense and being the largest congregation at the moment we tend to have lots of celebrations, to which you are very welcome. We also have mid-week services and bible study to which you are very welcome if Sundays would be difficult for you. St Paul’s is a welcoming, lively and warm place to be.

Please see the schedule for both Churches under "Services and Events."  You are welcome to attend any of our services, events and activities at any of the two church buildings. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Both St Paul's and St John's Churches have lots of spaces and facilities for rent. Whether that would be a simple meeting, exercise class, party, receptions of any kind, musical events, theatre productions and art exhibitions. 

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St Paul's and St John's Tottenham

St John's Church
Great Cambridge Road

Parish Office is at:
St Paul's Church
60 Park Lane,
N17 0JR

N17 8LP
Incumbent/Parish Priest
Fr Staffan Dawkins, Parish Priest
0748 186 1817

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Mid-Week Holy Communion Service

Every Thursday at for 30 mins
St John the Baptist, Tottenham
Great Cambridge Road Tottenham London N17 8LP, N17 8LP, United Kingdom

A more stripped back service with no music but one hymn is sung Acappella during the communion.


Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement


The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 14th May 2023

In accordance with the House of Bishops’ Policy Statements ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ (2017) and ‘Protecting All God’s Children’ (2010) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Diocese’ (2018) our church is committed to:
• Promoting a safer environment and culture.
• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
• Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
• Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:
• Create a safe and caring place for all.
• Have a named Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
• Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
• Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
• Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
• Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
• Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
• Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
• Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
• Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
• Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Yaa Asantewaa as the Church Safeguarding Officer
Incumbent: Reverend Staffan Dawkins
Churchwardens: Mr Sammy Duah and Miss Kathleen Brown
Date: 14th May 2023