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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Get in touch

Reverend Canon Dr Rob Marshall

The Rectory,
354 Knightsfield,
Welwyn Garden City,

Revd Canon Dr Rob Marshall
07775 882011
What's on

Sunday 3 December- Advent 1

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

Audio Service for the 1st Sunday of Advent

Keep Awake is the theme.
The service is led by Fr Rob.
Readings are offered by Lee Pocha and Mandy Clements
Ally Munro offers the reflection.
Dr Lesley Haire leads the intercessions.
The hymns are
Lo He Comes with Clouds
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Fairest Lord Jesus
Hills of the North Rejoice

Services in Church
Sunday 3 December- ADVENT SUNDAY
9:30am Advent Sunday Eucharist at St John's
4pm Advent Carol Service at Christ the King Hub followed by cheese and wine.
18:30pm Compline for Advent is available on our Soundcloud page

The Official launch of Fr Robs new book for Lent 2024
Friday 15 December
4:30pm -5:30pm
St John's Monks Rise
Transfiguration- 50 Pilgrim Steps.
All are very welcome to attend for drinks and nibbles

Pre-order your copy today
Book shop price is £12.99 - parish price is £11.00.
Ordering details HERE
How many copies of the book would you like?
[Please state]

Would you like the copy or copies to be signed?
Please advise exactly what you would like to be written in the book (s) or just state "general greeting"

Would you like to collect them at [please state which]
a the book launch on Friday 15 December
b at St John's or Christ the King Hub soon after that date - they will be left at the back of the church for you to collect
c have them posted [add £2 postage]

Digswell Parish

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