• We are now mainly an on-line Church, but are pleased to say our building is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week for private prayer**.


    If you are part of the Southdown community we are working with Harpenden Cares to provide practical support - we can also be contacted directly at our St John's Support email address.

    For food for thought we commend Bishop Alan's Golden Rules.

    ** As you enter you will see posters explaining the safe usage of the space. We have done what we can to minimise risks, please help us to do that by following the simple instructions. Use the provided hand sanitiser, keep social distancing rules, and if you sit in a pew then please turn over the sheet in that place to indicate where our cleaners should focus their efforts.


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  • Welcome to St John’s; we are a welcoming Christian community, nourished and transformed by reverent and relaxed worship. Our mission is to live and share God’s love.


  • Online activity

    See our Calendar for details of our online activity; highlights include Sunday service from 9:30am ♦ Online Sunday coffee morning at 10am ♦ Junior church service from Saturday 7am ♦ Online Morning Prayer - Mon/Thu 8:30am

    St John’s Church, Harpenden is a friendly, Anglican church set on the edge of the Common in the Southdown area of Harpenden. We have a fairly traditional but relaxed style of worship, and our all-age worshipping community aims to live out and share God’s love with those around us. We offer a warm welcome to all, and our website sets out the services and activities that take place at St John’s.  

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