How St John's fits into the Church of England

Church of EnglandSt John's (technically St John the Baptist) is a Church of England church.

Our Parish is the south of Harpenden - but you will be welcome whether or not you live in the Parish - you should choose your Church because you like it (34% of people on the Church Roll live outside the Parish). To see a map of the Parish, please use a Church Near You's map.

We fit into the overall Church of England structure as follows:


St John the Baptist

  Reverend Nicholas Anderson

Wheathampstead Deanery

  Reverend Richard Banham

St Albans Archdeaconry

  The Venerable Jonathan Smith

St Albans Diocese


The Right Reverend
Dr Alan Smith,
Bishop of St Albans


Canterbury Province


The Most Reverend
Justin Welby,
Archbishop of Canterbury


Church of England


Churches together in Harpenden (Click to visit John's is a member of Churches Together in Harpenden, an affiliation of Christian churches and communities. We gather with other churches to mark special occasions - eg the Good Friday Procession of Witness, to organise events of interest to all Christians and for charities such as Christian Aid.

Away from St John's
(useful external links)

Church of England

Canterbury Province (inc the Archbishop of Canterbury)

St Albans' Diocese

a Church Near You

The Anglican Communion

Churches Together in Harpenden

Southdown Methodist

Other churches in the Deanery:

St Nicholas, Harpenden (including St Mary's Kinsbourne Green and All Saints, Batford)

St Helen's and St Peter's Wheathampstead

St Mary's, Redbourn

St Leonard's Sandridge

A Church Near You - Deanery Churches


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