Services at St. John the Baptist

We invite you to join us at one or more of our regular church services.

Sunday Services

Our usual pattern of services on a Sunday is as follows.

1st Sunday 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Family Eucharist
2nd Sunday 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Sung Eucharist
3rd Sunday 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Family Eucharist
4th Sunday 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Joint Eucharist
​at one of our three churches,
​see Church Calendar for details
5th Sunday 8am - Holy Communion 10am - Sung Eucharist

For details of our seasonal and special services, please see our Church Calendar.​

A number of times in the year, our choir leads us in a BCP Choral Evensong.  If you grew up with the Book of Common Prayer or you like to sit and let the music and the beauty of evensong speak to you, do look out for these services.  They will be publicised on our main Church Calendar.

​Be still, and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10 (NRSV)

Weekday Communion

On the first Thursday of the month at 9.30am, there is a said Holy Communion service which includes a short homily.

Home Communion

If you or a family member cannot manage the walk or drive to church, please contact us.  We can either arrange a lift or bring communion to you at home.  For more details or to arrange a visit, please contact Revd Canon Jane Butler, our team rector, on 01604 717133.


Takes place in the sanctuary at St. John the Baptist, which is transformed into an informal and creative space in which to worship God.  We open our time together with a block of three easy to pick up and sing worship songs, usually starting with ​Come, now is the time to worship​.

After an opening prayer and psalm of praise, we listen to and discuss one or more Bible readings on the evening's theme.  Some of the topics that we have explored recently have been:

Recognising Jesus in our daily lives... how is he making himself known to us?
Love God, love others... how is this commandment speaking to us today?
Christ the King... ​what does his kingship mean to us and our world?

Exalt! offers the time and space to think about these topics more deeply than is possible on a Sunday morning, and in a relaxed and informal way.  The discussions are designed to aid our daily Christian living.  Our conversations flow into a time of silence for private prayer.

Refreshed and ready to go back out into our everyday lives, we close with a final worship song and by blessing each other in the words of the Grace.

Interested?  Intrigued?  Inspired?  Watch out for Exalt! service dates and times on our church calendar.

For more details, please call Revd Canon Jane on 01604 717133.

Exalt the Lord our God
and worship him upon his holy hill,

for the Lord our God is holy.
​Psalm 99:9 (Common Worship)