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 200 members (although our usual Sunday congregation is much smaller).
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.
Everyone of all ages and stages is welcome. St Peter and St Paul's is the focus of our children's and teenage work for the whole parish. We prioritise this and this will be led by members of our clergy team.
We in Tring Church 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 in Tring Church and the Parish Hall and we are developing a plan to improve. As a first step we have been awarded bronze awards in the eco churches scheme.
We also live stream services from St Peter and St Paul's on behalf of the whole team parish.
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.
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 there is a children's activity in the Lady Chapel. We are liberal church and aim to have good quality short sermons. We have a magnificent organ and excellent organist and once a month a worship group leads the worship.
Holy Communion with children's activities
On the first, third, fourth and when we have one fifth, Sundays of the month we use the modern language Common Worship communion service with an activity for children within the service. This is usually in the lady Chapel and will usually be guided by a member of the congregation. We have a small robed choir and we use the Murray setting for the communion in Ordinary time, Lent and Advent and Rutter for festivals. On the fourth Sunday of the month we use a version of the service which uses slightly less churchy language. We call this a "simple communion" but it is in no ways dumbed down, by using more simple language we are challenged to express what we really believe.
Worship for All
On the second Sunday our Worship for All service is without communion and is led by our music group. This service is a bit shorter. There will often be a craft activity in the service. During term time we are joined by students from Tring Park School.
There is a 9.15 am Modern Language Communion on Tuesdays and a 10 am Holy Communion in traditional language on Thursdays.
A drop in group for secondary age school children. From end of school - 5 pm Mondays in term time.
For details of other services across our Team Parish please see the calendar on the Service and events bookings page
Drop in and join us for a tea of coffee.
We sit and chat after our midweek services and anyone is welcome to join us. Also on Friday and Saturday mornings the church is open for anyone to come and have cup of coffee and chat, refreshments served 10am-12noon.
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, 10am - mid afternoon and there will always be someone in the church to welcome you during the morning because we host a food bank.
Our address is:
St Peter and St Paul Church,
Tring, Herts. HP23 5AE
Easy disabled access, most of the church inside is on one level. 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)