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's Parish Church continues to serve the local community. 

The church is worshipping this Sunday at Meridian School, Garden Walk

Wednesday Eucahrist at 11 am followed by coffee at the Town Hall - Room 11

Saturday Eucharist at 9.30 am followed by coffee at the Town Hall - Heritage Hall

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

Fund Raising

Total Raised So Far - £12,845  

Thank you

This total includes donations via My Donate and other fundraising (including gift aid).  This is demonstrates the amazing generousity from the people of Royston and beyond.

Royston Parish Church is a focal point for the whole community of Royston. We will be restoring the church following the devastating fire and we will be taking the opportunity to update and refurbish it ready for the years ahead. Although the insurance will cover much of the work it will not be sufficient to cover all of the improvements that the church really needs in order to serve the community in the 21st century and beyond. We all want a beautiful building where everyone can be made very welcome and which can be used in a variety of ways for the benefit of the community. All your generous donations will go towards making this vision a reality. Thank you for all you are doing to help the church at this difficult time.

Things to Know




Services and events this week

Wednesday 16th January - 11am Eucharist followed by coffee at the Town Hall Room 11

Saturday 19th January - 9.30am Eucaharist followed by 10 am coffee at the Town Hall - Heritage Hall

Sunday 20th January - 8am and 10am Services at Meridian School 

(Change of venue for this week only)


Epiphany House Blessing

Epiphany Blessing

Using chalk, mark near your front door on a wall, the lintel or porch step as follows:

20 † C † M † B † 19

  • The numbers refer to the calendar year
  • The crosses for Jesus Christ
  • The letters have a two-fold significance: C, M and B are the initials for the traditional names of the Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar), but they are also an abbreviation of the Latin blessing, ‘Christus Mansionem Benedicat’, which means, May Christ bless this house

You might like to say this prayer:

Visit this place, O Lord we pray, and drive from it the snares of the enemy. May your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace, and may your blessing be always upon us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.















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