• Find our online services each week on our YouTube Channel here.

    St John's is following the stance of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.  They said that it was now necessary to put public services on hold until further notice - and said that far from having to “shut up shop”, the Church of England must face the challenge by becoming a radically different kind of church rooted in prayer and serving others.

    We will not offer detailed nationally relevant updates or advice here (as they could so easily be out of date), but instead refer you to the Diocese's website and, in particular, commend Bishop Alan's Golden Rules.

    If you are part of the Southdown community and need help, please contact us at our support email address; if you would like to start receiving our newsletters, please complete our form. You may also wish to follow our Facebook and/or Twitter feeds.


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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.


  • Sunday service times

    8.00am Holy Communion
    9.30am Parish Communion (first Sunday of month: all-age Communion)
    11.30am Baptism (last Sunday of month)
    6.30pm Evensong

    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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