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: 07365 605412


Reverend David Meakin – Tel: 01296 641606




Peter Evans 670570
Jenny Dean 670647
Jenny Morris 670217

Church Clock


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