St John the Evangelist

Digswell Parish in the Diocese of St Albans. 

Serving Haldens, Sherrardspark, Knightsfield and Digswell Village,

The Parish Church of St John ++ Christ the King Hub

The heart of your community. 

We welcome everyone, We care for everyone, We share God's love

Please look at THE WEEK AHEAD label to find out about services and events in the coming week. We look forward to being in touch with you.

St John's in the ancient parish Church of Digswell established in the 12th Century. Today it is a flourishing welcoming community focussing on working closely with our many schools, the elderly and advocating an exciting teaching programme.

We are a Church at the heart of the Community and offer a place of welcome and hospitality for All. 

Churches Open

St John's, Monks Rise is open Sundays 8:00am-11:00am, with a Sunday Morning Parish Eucharist at 9.30am is followed by refreshments.

Christ the King Hub, Haldens  is open on Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 for the midweek Parish Eucharist at 10am followed by coffee, cookies and a chance for a chat.


Coffee Pot Every Friday morning at St John's from 9am-12 Noon with daily specials, tea, coffee and snacks. Come and meet friends and enjoy some conversation!

The Hub Cafe is open 9am til 12 Noon. Tea, coffee, toasted teacakes, a weekly special, juices and snacks and chance for a chat. and we have a lovely selection of paperbacks to buy or swap.

Free Wi-Fi at both cafes, plenty of room for buggies and snacks for our four legged friends.

If you would like links to services emailed to you, or the Zoom meeting links, please email [email protected]

You can always go directly to the Digswell Parish Sound Cloud here:

All of our available services are stored there for up to 6 weeks.


"The parish of Digswell is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."


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Reverend Dr. Rob Marshall

The Rectory,
354 Knightsfield,
Welwyn Garden City,

What's on

Sunday 28 May- Pentecost

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St John the Evangelist
Monks Rise Welwyn Garden City St. Albans, AL8 7NX, GB

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost.
And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire, which settled upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign tongues, even as the Holy Spirit prompted them to speak (Acts 2.1-4).

Sunday 28 May
This Week's Audio Service
Click below to Listen

The Feast of Pentecost 2023
Is celebrated from St John’s Parish Church in Digswell.
The homily is offered by the Rector, The Revd Canon Dr Rob Marshall.
Readings are offered by Mary Barron and Margaret Washington
The Rev Sue Stilwell leads the service
The hymns are
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Holy Spirit
Come Down O Love Divine
Here I am Lord
O Perfect Love
Thanks to the St Martin in the Fields singers and the Huddersfield Choral Society for the joyous hymns they have provided for us

Sunday 28 May Pentecost in Church
9:30am Parish Eucharist at St John's Church. Preacher: The Rector
8:30pm Compline for Early Summer available on our Soundcloud page

Monday 29 May BANK HOLIDAY
10:00am Morning Prayer via Zoom
8:30pm Compline for Early Summer available on our Soundcloud page

Sunday 14 May
A special service for children and their adults

St John the Evangelist Charity No. 632122