St John the Baptist
St John the Baptist Church is an active village
church, the congregation and the wider village community play a full
and vital part in our church life.
The church is open daily through out the
year as a place of prayer for all people
The informal Worship for All Service, on the 3rd Sunday each month, is particularly well attended and sung worship is led by the Junior Choir.
By way of contrast, a monthly meditative Communion provides a reflective form of service.
The congregation take a full part in services, including lesson reading and leading intercessions. The Worship Committee discusses the overall pattern of services, with special emphasis on planning services for Christmas, Easter and other festivals. The adult festival choir come together to lead sung worship at festivals and occasional concerts.
Weekly school assemblies, Messy Church after school group and Junior Choir make for lively engagement with our younger children. We encourage our older children to join the Tring Team Youth cafe and involve them in worship as servers and musicians, the older children also benefit from the work of the Tring School Chaplain and school services in Tring Parish church.
Volunteer groups quietly and devotedly maintain the church as a beautiful and prayerful space keeping the church clean and tidy and providing flowers to enhance the beauty of the building.
The churchyard is cared for by many local people and with the help of spring and summer working parties fuelled by ploughman's lunches or suppers.
The Church affairs are managed by the District
Church Council, which meets regularly and nominates members to the Team
Parochial Church Council.