St. John the Baptist Church

The parish church of St. John the Baptist stands in the centre of our village. The oldest parts were built in the thirteenth century.

Over the centuries, all the important events of village life were celebrated and marked in the church. For example, in 1257, King Henry III gave permission for the church to hold an annual feast on the weekend closest to the birth date of St. John the Baptist – June 24th. The church continues to mark Feast Weekend each year and often the school is involved in our celebrations.

Staff bring classes of children to the church for many reasons. I’ve lost count of the number of dolls which has been baptised in church to show Key Stage 1 children the meaning of baptism! Children have been dressed in the clergy robes and acted the part of the vicar. Visits have been made to explain the layout of the church and what the church stands for in history and in today’s world.

The Church of St. John the Baptist celebrates the work of our Church School and all the links we have had with it in the past and look forward to a future of working together for the good of our children.

Please feel free to contact the Vicar, Curate or Trainee Reader for any more information. You can see more photos of the Church in the Gallery.

Rev Canon Janet M. Beadle has now retired, and the school wishes her well in her retirement and thanks her for her contribution to school life over many years. 

We are waiting to hear who our new vicar will be in the meantime please ask at the school or contact the Curate: Michael Howard  on  01778 349576 for any further information.