Spotlight On… St John the Baptist Church Update

St John the Baptist Church Update 

Royston Parish Church is a focal point for the whole community of Royston. We will be restoring the Church following the devastating fire and we will be taking the opportunity to update and refurbish it ready for the years ahead. Restoration is now underway. This is expected to take around 18 months and will consist of three phases.

Phase 1 – Emergency
The Church is enclosed in scaffolding to allow a temporary metal roof to be fitted and to enable specialists to check that the bells are still safely attached to the tower.

Phase 2 – Salvage
Church contents will be removed for disposal, replacement or restoration. This includes the church organ, which will be carefully dismantled and cleaned to remove debris and smoke deposits.

Phase 3 – Restoration
The Church building and internal structures are grade I listed, so restoration and other improvements will be guided by the Diocese of St. Albans and English Heritage to ensure our beautiful Church is restored appropriately.

Our Services

11am Eucharist and coffee at Royston Town Hall

9.30am Eucharist and coffee at Royston Town Hall

8am Eucharist (said). An opportunity to attend a quiet service of Holy Communion.
10am Family Eucharist. All ages are welcome to join in the service
Both held at Greneway Middle School, Garden Walk, SG8 7JF

All are welcome at our services.

We would like to thank the people of Royston and beyond for their kind messages of support and amazing generosity.
If you wish to support the Church financially, you can donate at
or in person at any of our services held at Greneway School (Sundays) or Royston Town Hall (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
All your generous donations will go towards making the vision a reality. Thank you for all you are doing to help the Church at this difficult time.