• We are now a mainly online Church again.
    • When Hertfordshire moved to Tier 4, we concluded that it was right to revert to live streamed only services ("Just because you can do something, that doesn't mean you should do something"...). Thus, Our Sunday 9:30am Parish Eucharist switched from an in-church congregation and live stream to live stream only, our Morning Prayer continued online via Zoom (Monday to Friday at 8:30am) and our in church Evening Prayer has been halted temporarily.
      • You can watch our live streamed Parish Eucharist via our YouTube Channel each Sunday from 9:25am (the specific link is in our Calendar entry for the day).
      • You can join our Morning Prayer on Zoom Monday to Friday at 8:30am, using the link in our newsletter; either subscribe or email us to ask for it.
    • Update 13 January: We have concluded that our Church will be closed Monday to Saturday (with immediate effect) to protect people and eliminate unnecessary journeys.  It will remain open on Sundays from 10:30am to 4pm. You may find our prayer leaflet useful (printed copies are available at the back of Church)**.
    • Our calendar has details of all our planned services and activities; All our previous online services and other videos can be found in our YouTube Channel
    • The latest edition of our Parish Magazine is Christmas 2020 and is available online.
    • If you would like to start receiving our newsletters, please complete our form.
    • Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest service information, direct links and other updates.
    • The answers to our Christmas 2020 written quiz are now available.

    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:

    • Live Streamed services Sunday 9:30am (main service), followed by 'Zoom' Coffee
    • Online prayer Mon/Fri at 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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