• We are now a Church that is online and using our building.

    • Our building is open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week for private prayer**.
    • Each Sunday, we have a Parish Eucharist with Communion in Church - at 5pm for 40 minutes (with appropriate social distancing arrangements etc); more information in our calendar.
    • Find our online services - and other activity each week on our YouTube Channel or in our calendar.
    • Evening Prayer is now taking place in Church at 5pm Monday to Friday (with appropriate social distancing arrangements etc); more information in our calendar (Morning Prayer coninues online)
    • From 8 November, our service pattern will change: Our 5pm Sunday service will revert to it's traditional time of 9:30am and be live streamed (note: not 'guaranteed' for 8 November, may follow shortly afterwards).  Our 5pm service will make occasional reappearances as a non-communion service.  Our calendar will be updated shortly.
    • Our Harvest 2020 Parish Magazine has been published.
    • Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest service information, direct links and other updates.
    • If you would like to start receiving our newsletters, please complete our form.

    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.  We've prepared a short video to set out what you can expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhVtKTRaLDI.


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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.


  • Our Services

    See our Calendar for details; highlights include:

    • In Church services Sunday 5pm (main service) & Mon/Fri 5pm. 
    • Online services Mon/Fri at 8:30am & Sunday 9:30am (followed by 'Zoom' Coffee).

    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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