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.



The Reverend Petra Elsmore – Tel: : 07557 045703


Reverend David Meakin – Tel: 01296 641606




Alison Rosser 670504
Robert Kemp 670204

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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

2nd June to 5th June                                                 Flower Festival
6th June to 17th June                                               Jo Williams
18th June to 8th July                                                 Jenny Dean

We are a small team of volunteers who keep the church decorated with flowers throughout the year. It is not necessary to be a trained flower arranger as we have a selection of vases in the church. The flowers last for 3 weeks in the church and each person has either one or two terms per year plus a team effort at Easter, Harvest Festival and Christmas. Sadly two of our long standing flower arrangers have stepped down this year for health reasons. We are now very short of flower arrangers and would gladly welcome new members to our team. For further information or to offer your services please contact Davina on 01296 670596 or davina.thorogood@googlemail.com