Parish Church of St John the Baptist

The Parish Church of St John Baptist stands out on Danbury ridge as a landmark whose spire is visible from the A12 and from many local vantage-points. There has been a church here from at least 1233, and probably considerably before that. The present church is a Grade 1 Listed Building. There is much of interest to see inside the church, including the three famous wooden effigies of the "Knights of Danbury". The interior is largely Victorian, deriving from Gilbert Scott's re-ordering in 1866. The unusual carved wooden creatures gracing the ornate pew-ends copy the style of the three remaining fifteenth-century pews to be seen just inside the church.

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims of domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding. Please click here for the Church of England's Safeguarding policies.

Our safeguarding officer is Alison Cooper, who can be emailed at [email protected]

The Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Team can be contacted at 01245 294444 or [email protected].

Out of hours, please contact Social Services on 0345 606 1212 for adults 0345 603 7627 for children.

In a safeguarding emergency dial 999'

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St John’s Rectory
55 Main Road

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Parish Church of St John the Baptist
Danbury Chelmsford, CM3 4NG, United Kingdom

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Parish Church of St John the Baptist Charity No. 1130296