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Virtual Tour

  • Viewed from the Sutton Car Park, St John's is seated at the heart of the Parish community.
  • The splendid fléche (small spire) brilliantly lit in the winter morning sun.
  • The church viewed from the nearby Sutton car park.
  • The Main Entrance to St John's on Sutton Road.
  • St John's seen from Duke Street.
  • The Dedication Plaque can be found just inside the main entrance of the church.
  • The Baptistery is where adults and children are baptised.
  • Looking down the Nave to the Rood Screen, through into the Chancel and High Altar.
  • The nave's magnificent barrel vaulted ceiling.
  • Station of the Cross: Jesus falls under the weight of the cross
  • Station of the Cross: St Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  • St George, Patron Saint of England, slays the Dragon.
  • The Lady Chapel (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary) is a special place of prayer and devotion.
  • The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle on the altar of the Lady Chapel.
  • The Lady Chapel windows showing (left to right) St John, Jesus and St Mary Magdalene
  • The Shrine of Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is as a model of obedience and faithfulness.
  • The majestic image of the Blessed Virgin Mary has stood in St John's for over 80 years.
  • The imposing Rood Screen was designed by Sir John Ninian Comper (1864-1960).
  • The 1911 J.W.Walker & Sons organ situated behind the choir stalls in the chancel.
  • The High Altar provides a visual climax to the inside of St John's.
  • The six great candle sticks and crucifix stand as a reminder of the Seven Sacraments.
  • The stone vaulting in the chancel provides a strong contrast to the nave's wooden barrel vaulting.

Christmas Newsletter

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Christmas Services at St John's

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A list of our Christmas services can be found on our Christmas page. These include our Carol Service for Watford Businesses, Carols by Candlelight, and family Christingle service.

Watch our Christmas Video

Video iconWe hope you enjoy our short video, Christmas Countdown, from the Diocese of St Albans. Where will your preparations take you this Christmas?