Christ Church & St John's, Radlett
We are committed to serving the community of Radlett, pastorally and as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Whether bringing folk together in worship or ministering to people in need at the key points of their lives - in joy or in sorrow - we seek to be an all-inclusive, welcoming family, sharing the love of God through worship, prayer and reaching out to the wider community.
Our church provides a fairly comprehensive range of activities for adults, young people and children of all ages, most of which are run by volunteers from among the congregation.
We welcome inquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals or other pastoral occasions, and will do our best to help and look after you at these and other key times in people's lives.
We have two spacious and well equipped church halls which are available for hire for private functions or community use.
Our Mission Action Plan sets out what we wish to achieve over the next few years; this is regularly monitored to ensure we are on target.
At its heart, the church is not in fact a building but a body of people who share in the faith and service of God, and strive to be a loving community, inspired by the Holy Spirit, founded in worship and prayer, proclaiming Jesus Christ in word and deed. We rejoice in having buildings to meet and worship in, which are both beautiful and practically suited to our needs. We do invite you to join us in worship and/or service, and ask that you pray for us and for the work we seek to do in the community.
We work in collaboration with our sister churches in the Anglican team of Aldenham, Radlett and Shenley, and also with those of other denominations locally, Radlett United Free Church and St Anthony's RC Church, in Churches Together in Radlett and Aldenham. We also meet regularly with the Jewish congregations in Radlett under the auspices of the CCJ (Council of Christians and Jews).
And we have very close links with our church school - St John's Voluntary Controlled Infant & Nursery School in Gills Hill Lane - where three of the governors are appointed by the church. The school is now part of the Poppy Academy Trust.
WHERE DOES OUR INCOME COME FROM?
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As and when needed we prepare adults for confirmation by the Bishop and young people's confirmation course. We also run Alpha courses, in conjunction with Aldenham and Shenley, for anyone interested in exploring the Christian faith more deeply.