St John the Baptist
We are a community that cares. We care about our faith, we care about our community, we care about each other, we care about our church building and our church yard.
The church is open daily, (at present 9.30am - 4pm), throughout the year as a place of prayer for all people.
There are close links with Aldbury School which is a Church School. There is a small hall attached to the church.
We at Aldbury are committed to responding to the climate emergency. We are aware that we have a lot to do - it is challenging to make a medieval church energy efficient.
We have upgraded our lights to LED and we are developing a plan to improve. As a first step we have been awarded a bronze award in the eco churches scheme.
Sundays 8 am
On the first Sunday of the month we have a said traditional language communion.
Sundays 10 am
This is our main Sunday service.
Children are welcome at all of our services. We worship together as a church family as well as the Sunday Club which takes place in the Chapter House on the second Sunday of every month during the first part of the morning service. Children’s craft activities related to the theme of the service are available in the side chapel during the service on third, fourth and fifth Sundays.
We are liberal church and aim to have good quality short sermons.
On the first Sunday of the month we have a Worship for All Service which has a more informal style and attracts more young people.
On the second third fourth and when we have one fifth Sundays of the month we us the modern language Common Worship communion service.
Please see our groups page for details about these.
For booking your place and details of other services across our Team Parish please see the calendar on the services and events booking page.
We are situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Aldbury. Parking is available in the village.
Our address is:
St John The Baptist Church,
Aldbury, Herts. HP23 5RS
Large Print hymn books
Toilets (including disabled and baby changing)
Wheelchair access ramp (there is a step down into the church)
Aldbury Church is a magnificent medieval building
The Church of Aldbury was granted to Missenden Abbey by William de Bocland in about 1200. By the end of the 13th Century it had probably assumed most of the features seen today. Later additions include some of the fine Totternhoe stone work, and brass memorials.
In the 1990s a modern Chapter house was built onto the side of the church to provide a meeting room for the church. This has won awards for the design of modern extension complementing a medieval building.
The church and churchyard are open throughout the year, and visitors are always welcome. It is kept open so that people are able to use the church as a place of private prayer. You will find in the church a votive candle stand and a board on which you may leave your intercessions. We hope that as you visit the church you will feel the presence of God and spend some time in prayer. On leaving the church you will see the Lych-Gate erected in memory of of Canon H. T. Wood and his wife Lucy.
Friends of Aldbury Church is a registered charity formed in 1978 to help preserve the church of St John the Baptist in Aldbury for future generations. The charity uses its funds to help maintain the church building and the churchyard. Donations are very welcome. Visit tthe website for a link to the JustGiving page.