Our mission 

St John’s is part of the Diocese of St Albans, which, in 2011, invited the people, parishes and deaneries, school and chaplaincies in the diocese to explore what it means to live God’s love today. This initiative has three strands:

  • Going deeper into God

  • Transforming communities

  • Making new disciples.

Each parish was encouraged to develop a Mission Action Plan as part of this initiative. The plan for St John’s includes:
Our mission statement: To welcome everyone warmly and enable all to grow spiritually - nourished and transformed by reverent and relaxed worship and inspired to live and share God's love.
Our vision statement: To sustain and develop our vibrant all-age worshipping community, living out our faith in Jesus Christ in all we do, so that more and more people in our parish are touched by his love.


The Parish Office is your first port of call for more information about St John's.  This includes information about baptisms, marriages and booking the church hall.  

It is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and can be contacted by email and phone - 01582 712776 (outside these hours there is an answerphone).

Finding us

We are located in the south of Harpenden at St John's Road, Harpenden, AL5 1DJ:


To find out if you live in the Parish, please use the Church of England's A Church Near You website.

We are within walking distance of Harpenden Railway station; the 321 bus stops nearby.


We ask the able bodied to park on nearby roads in order to keep the space in front of the church free for the less mobile.  If you can't park in St John's Road, we recommend Walkers Road and Queens Road.  There is also a large car park behind the Co-op supermarket.


We publish a parish magazine four times a year - in time for Lent, for early summer, for Harvest (end of September) and Christmas.  It is distributed to all houses in the parish and the latest four editions are available here:


Useful documents and forms

  • PCC Members 2017/18.

  • Annual Church Meeting papers: 2017 | 2016.

  • Electoral Roll application: PDF | Word.  After completion, leave in an envelope in the church porch addressed to the Electoral Roll Officer or scan it and email it to the Electoral Roll Officer.

  • Parish Giving: Pledge and Gift Aid form: PDF | Word.  After completion, send it to the Stewardship Recorder c/o the Parish Office (address above) or scan it and email it to the Stewardship Recorder.  More information on Parish giving is available.

External links

Diocese of St Albans | Living God's Love | Church of England