Parish Church of St john the Baptist

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Welcome to the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Royston, Hertfordshire

Despite the devastating fire in the building in December 2018 St John Parish Church continues to serve the local community.  The church is worshipping on Sundays at Meridian School, Garden Walk

This weeks services on 16th December will be at 8am and 10am. 

There will also be a Carol Service with the church choir at 5pm

Everyone is invited to join us. You will have a warm welcome.


Things to Know






christmas video


We want to thank our whole community for the outpouring of concern and offers of practical help following the dreadful fire that started in our Royston Parish Church early in the morning of Sunday 9th December, as well as our wonderful Fire and Police services who spared no effort to lessen our loss. The building is obviously very significant for those of us who worship there, but the amazing response has been a reminder of the very special place that the Church has at the heart of Royston in every way - geographical, spiritual and communal.

We really appreciate the kindness expressed through the various fund-raising efforts that are being set up to help at this difficult time to restore the church. However we are launching an official giving page and we would ask that anyone wishing to help would do so through this page.

Meanwhile, we would like to invite you to join us in prayer:
• In thanks that no-one was injured; for the community response including the emergency services, and that it appears that the building will at least be repairable
• For strength and comfort for our clergy and for all those grieving the devastation of a place that has played such an important role in their lives
• For guidance on arrangements for the immediate future, particularly for the Christmas season
• For the grace to acknowledge that God is sovereign, even when things happen that we cannot understand, and which sadden, anger and frustrate us
• For reassurance that God loves us and grieves with us - the message of the Christmas season and Jesus' life and death on earth
• For discernment of God's will for us as we move forward, and
• For courage to seize the opportunities that he presents

May God bless us all this Christmas


There are a number of poeple who have expressed a wish to support the church finacially.  We are in the process of setting up a BT My Donation page.  This will hopefully be ready by the end of the week.  As a charity it is neccessary to go through a registration process so that it is possible to claim tax relief.  We will put the link on the website and Facebook as soon as possible.  

this week's services

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Prayer Day Poster


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Christmas video from the diocese

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