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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: : 07557 045703

CLERGY CONTACT:

Reverend David Meakin – Tel: 01296 641606

WEBSITE:

www.schorneteam.co.uk/granborough

WARDENS:

Alison Rosser 670504
Robert Kemp 670204

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

8th January to 4th February                                   Davina Thorogood
5th February to 1st March                                      Sarah Sutton

 

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. Our sincere thanks to Kath Duckworth and Freda Graham for their many years of service to our church. 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