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We are proud that our numbers of children are growing. During services the children learn and play quietly at the front of church. Our Children’s Missioner leads with creative and play-based activities relating to the theme of the service.

We encourage children to do readings, help with the offertory and collection, and serve at the altar when they feel ready. It makes us happy to have babies and toddlers in church too. We try to make parents feel relaxed by subscribing to the belief of a former vicar, Fr Richard Salter, who said “the only time children’s noise in church is a problem is when there isn’t any”. Most of our children receive Holy Communion, First Communion and Confirmation classes are held periodically.

The safety of our young church members is our primary concern, and we have a variety of policy and consent documents available for parents to read. For peace of mind, all of our Young Church adult leaders are DBS checked.


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.