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Music at St John's

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Music plays an important role in worship at St John's. The weekly Solemn Eucharist includes congregational settings (The Addington Service by Richard Shephard, and The New People's Mass by Dom Gregory Murray) and a selection of hymns - typically from the 2013 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. This traditional feel is balanced by more contemporary worship songs where appropriate, resulting in a rich tapestry of sound which enhances worship week in week out.

The pipe organ was built in 1911 by the renowned firm of J.W.Walker and Sons, Ltd, and essentially unchanged since then, it remains a glorious testimony of yesteryear, supporting congregational singing in a warm, profound way. Full details and specification can be found here.

We welcome requests from bona fide organists and associations wishing to view and play the organ. We would also be delighted to welcome visiting organists or pianists to support our music making on Sunday mornings.

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Join Our Services This Week

There are no services at St John's Church this week, whilst we enjoy our Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

The next service at St John's is the Collation, Induction and Installation of Fr Corniel on Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm.

A New Vicar

The Collation, Induction and Installation of Fr Corniel as our new incumbent will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 20th June, followed by refreshments. All welcome to this important service which marks a major milestone in the continued ministry of St John's Church to the people of Watford and beyond.

Please remember Corniel and his family in your prayers as he prepares for his new ministry.

Cancelled Services in June

Please note that there will no services at St John's Church on Friday 14th June and Sunday 16th June (due to the Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham), and Friday 21st June (following the Collation, Induction and Installation of Fr Corniel as our new Vicar).

Weekday Services at St John's

From Wednesday 26th June, our weekday parish mass will be held on Wednesdays at 10.00am, rather than on Fridays. Our last Friday morning service is on 7th June. The next weekday service after this will be on Wednesday 26th June.