Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church, Barnet

                                                         …a church at the heart of the community, serving the people of Chipping Barnet,
                                                                            worshipping Jesus who is at the centre of our shared life together…

Churches Together for Chipping Barnet

Churches Together for Chipping Barnet:  "No longer strangers but pilgrims"

Churches Together for Chipping Barnet unites in pilgrimage those churches in Chipping Barnet which, acknowledging God's revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and, in obedience to God's will and in the power for the Holy Spirit, commit themselves:

  • to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ with one another in the Church, which is his body
  • to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world

St John the Baptist together with the other three churches in the Chipping Barnet Team Parish are members of Churches Together for Chipping Barnet, along with the other Anglican churches in Chipping and High Barnet, the Roman Catholic church, the Methodists, the Underhill Baptists and the United Reformed Churches. Clergy and lay representatives meet in Council to plan services and activities that will bear witness to our common aims of obedience to God's will and concern for the community.  

Regular activities include Prayer Breakfasts at the URC Wood Street, Coffee Stop at the Wesley Hall, the Good Friday Walk of Witness from St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley along the High Street to the churchyard at St John the Baptist's, united evening services during August and a combined service of worship during One World Week.  

Hope Corner Community Centre is a multi-purpose venue situated at 185 Mays Lane, Barnet in the ground floor section of a small affordable housing apartment block.  Its location is designed to play a key part in bringing the Dollis Valley and Underhill together as one community. In another part of the ground floor is a self-contained community nursery, replacing a similar operation that has been on the estate for many years.  As the redevelopment of Dollis Valley may last for more than eight years, there will be significant challenges during that time and the trustees (Barnet Churches Action – BCA) see Hope Corner playing a vital role in continuing to support residents staying on the Dollis Valley estate, particularly the vulnerable and less able.  The new centre will also provide important services to residents coming into the area and the extended community of Underhill.  The trustees and staff are focused on delivering a development programme of increased and enhanced support for residents and specific groups where there is clear need or a gap in existing local services.

We support the Chipping Barnet Foodbank and the Winter Shelter for the Homeless, along with other local churches and synagogues, and will take a supportive interest in the proposed Emmaus project to provide workshops and accommodation for the homeless in Barnet. 

The Churches Together for Chipping Barnet Justice and Peace Forum produces a Newsletter that includes news of these projects. Copies are available on request from its editor, jennyremfry@btinternet.com

For more information, see www.ctfcb.org.uk. We are affiliated to Churches Together in Hertfordshire, www.ctherts.org.uk and Churches Together in England www.cte.org.uk. 

St John the Baptist, Barnet Church : Junction of High Street and Wood Street , Chipping Barnet , Hertfordshire , EN5 4BW

Tel: 020 8447 0350   Email: parishoffice@barnetparishchurch.org.uk   See where we are on the map >

We are a Registered Charity (RCN:1130743)

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