St Peter and St Paul's
Tring Church is a large and lively community with our main Sunday worship service at 10am. We are fortunate enough to meet in a magnificent medieval building with about 250 members and on a normal Sunday will have between 120 and 200 people coming along to the various services.
One of the most important things about St Peter and St Paul’s is that it is open every day. This open-ness is more than being a church which is physically open. It is our whole mindset – we are open to God and to questions about God. We take seriously that God is working in the lives of all people and none of us has all of the answers but together we paint a picture of God.
There is a parish hall next to the church.
Sundays 8 am
We have a regular congregation of about 25 people. The service is usually Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. This is the traditional language service of the Church of England. On the second Sunday of the month we use the modern service and there is a BCP service at 11.30 am. There is breakfast (croissants and fresh coffee) after the service.
Sundays 10 am
This is our main Sunday service. Children are welcome at all of our services. We worship together as a church family and in our own families so there is no Sunday Club. We are liberal church and aim to have good quality short sermons. There is coffee and biscuits after the service and we hope you will stay for a chat so we can get to know you.
On the first Sunday of the month we have a Worship for All Holy Communion which has a more informal style and attracts more young people, both in the congregation and in the serving team. There will always be a children's activity provided at this communion service The service also attracts all ages with babes-in-arms alongside the ninety-year-olds. We have a robed choir and organ but might use modern settings for the communion (eg a Clap Hands Gloria or a Peruvian Gloria)
On the second Sunday our Worship for All service is shorter without communion and is led by our music group. We are often joined by the students of Tring Park School.
On the third, fourth, and when we have one fifth, Sundays of the month we us the modern language Common Worship communion service. We have a robed choir and we use the Murray setting for the communion in Ordinary time, Lent and Advent and Rutter for festivals.
Once a month at 6 pm we have an alternative style Communion. This is more reflective. This is linked to our Book Group and occasionally the date changes so please check the calendar or pewsheets for details of the next one.
There is a 9.15 am Modern Language Communion on Tuesdays and a 10 am Traditional Language Communion on Thursdays. We have coffee after both of these.
Toddler Worship and Baby Song Time
Please see our groups page for details about these.
For details of other services across our Team Parish
(including Taize) please see the worship page
We are situated in the centre of Tring on the High Street. On Fridays the market is in front of the church. There are two large pay and display car parks close to the church. The church is kept open every day and on weekdays there will always be someone in the church to welcome you during the morning because we host a food bank.
Easy disabled access. There is a disabled parking space on the road down to the church tower but we do not own this so cannot reserve it.
Large Print hymn books
Toilets (including disabled and baby changing)
Tring Church is a magnificent medieval building
The Manor of Tring (Treunge) is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086. It lies on Akeman Street a Roman road, and is close to the Ridgeway, the oldest path in Britain. The first incumbent of Tring Parish Church is recorded in the year 1214. Although the Doomsday Book mentions a stone church in Tring, the current Anglican Church dates mainly from the 15th century and is built from local flint and Totternhoe stone. There are a number of features, including the important Gore Memorial.
The War Memorial, which is situated on Church Square (aka Zebra Square) in front of the church, is thought to be the first in the country to be erected to the memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War between 1914 and 1918. It was funded by public subscription and dedicated in November 1918. Later the names of those who died in the Second World War were added.
The church guide gives you some information about various features in the church. Further information about the history can be found on the FOTCH website.
For those researching their family history the records of graves in the church yard may be of some help. Please note that all of our historic baptism, wedding and funeral registers are at the County Archive Office.
FRIENDS OF TRING CHURCH HERITAGE
Are a local heritage charity with a broad membership dedicated to preserving the medieval parish church in the heart of Tring for future generations to enjoy and to promoting its effective use by the whole community.
In recent years FOTCH has contributed to major projects to support the church
A projection system
Wall works (repairing the Totternhoe Clunch)