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Church

History

The church of St. John the Baptist was originally dedicated to God and St. Alban and is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English style.
There is a chancel and nave and an embattled western tower, containing 5 bells.
The Church was formerly a possession of the Abbey of St. Albans and some portions appear to date from the time of Richard II, others from that of Edward III.
The church was restored in 1880, under the direction of the late Sir G. G. Scott R.A.

Today

VICAR:

The Reverend Petra Elsmore – Tel: 07365 605412

CLERGY CONTACT:

Reverend David Meakin – Tel: 01296 641606

WEBSITE:

www.schorneteam.co.uk/granborough

WARDENS:

Alison Rosser 670504
Jenny Morris 670217

Church Clock

Congregation

St John the Baptist is a small church with a big congregation.  There is God centered worship at 11.00am every Sunday at which all ages are always welcome.  Modern lively worship is accompanied by  traditional and modern music.

There are regular communion and evensong services from the book of common prayer, dates are available on the website (link above).

There is a vibrant youth group for all ages which meets on Thursdays.
For further details please contact:
Junior Crew – Years 1 to 5 – Debbie Thompson 01296 670239
The Crew – Year 6 and above –  Robert Kemp 01296 670204

Granborough Church Flower Rota

Saturday 22nd May to Friday 11th June                       Jo Williams
Saturday 12th June to 2nd July                                     Jenny Dean

I am pleased to say that the since the church is reopening for Sunday services the flower rota is up and running again. We have a dedicated team who take it in turns to decorate the church with flowers. Unfortunately our numbers have dwindled to just a few and we urgently need new volunteers to keep the roster going. Each person is responsible for a three week period (flowers usually last 3 weeks in the cool environment of the church). You do not have to be a practiced flower arranger as there are plenty of vases in the church. We would welcome new volunteers to our team. If you feel that you would like to join us then please contact me for further details.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenny Morris who has arranged flowers in church for many years but is now ‘retiring’ from her duties. Your contribution is much appreciated Jenny.