Services at St. John the Baptist

We invite you to join us at one or more of our regular church services.

Sunday Services

Our usual pattern of services on a Sunday is as follows.

1st Sunday 8.30am - Holy Communion 10am - Family Eucharist
2nd Sunday 8.30am - Holy Communion 10am - Sung Eucharist
3rd Sunday 8.30am - Holy Communion 10am - Sung Eucharist
4th Sunday 8.30am - Holy Communion 10am - Joint Eucharist
​at one of our three churches,
​see Church Calendar for details
5th Sunday 8.30am - Holy Communion 10am - Sung Eucharist

For details of our seasonal and special services, please see our Church Calendar.​

A number of times in the year, our choir leads us in a BCP Choral Evensong.  If you grew up with the Book of Common Prayer or you like to sit and let the music and the beauty of evensong speak to you, do look out for these services.  They will be publicised on our main Church Calendar.

​Be still, and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10 (NRSV)

Weekday Communion

On the first Thursday of the month at 9.30am, there is a said Holy Communion service which includes a short homily.

Home Communion

If you or a family member cannot manage the walk or drive to church, please contact us.  We can either arrange a lift or bring communion to you at home.  For more details or to arrange a visit, please contact Revd Canon Jane Butler, our team rector, on 01604 717133.

Cafe Church

Cafe Church is an alternative church service held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 - 8.30 pm in the Chapter House.  It is set up like a cafe where we will be serving complementary sweet and savoury light refreshments.  Each month is focused around a theme.  There is a short video followed by opportunity for discussion and quiet reflection.  It is very relaxed and informal, and a place where you can ask all the daft questions!  For further information please contact:  Revd Denise Maud at or 01604 845455


7 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month - Compline is the last office of the day.  It is a short quiet service, usually with a homily linked to a reading for the day.  It lasts approximately 30 minutes.  If you have never been come and try it.