St John the Baptist, Hinton Charterhouse
St John’s is in a Conservation Area a short distance from the centre of the village and is Grade II* listed. There is a sizeable walled churchyard and parts of the church date from the 13th and 14th centuries. A quinquennial inspection was undertaken in July 2019 and most works required have been completed. The report noted that the church is in a good state of repair. St John’s can seat about 170 people and is open during daylight hours. It has kitchen facilities and a trench arch toilet. St John’s is the venue for a monthly fresh expression congregation which we called Family Focus and was designed originally for very young children and parents. It has changed format and time on some occasions as we sought the best time to offer this service. We always have a theme, craft, game, songs (usually action songs) and a short talk, puppet show or play. The numbers vary from 4-5 families. The service takes place on the third Sunday of the month at 4.00pm, ending with a light tea. Our Christmas Pop up Nativity attracted near to 200 people. The community is very good at offering time to the upkeep of the church, including a recent work party to look at guttering and the roof. A local builder helps and advises us on remedial work that needing doing. The churchyard is kept by an able group of local volunteers.
Karen Grattage is our church warden for St John's and you can contact her on email@example.com.
Our Current Monthly Service Pattern in St John's Church
- 1st Sunday in each month: 10.30am Family service at St John's, Hinton Charterhouse – using Common worship this is a communion service but with some informality
- 4th Sunday in Each Month: 10.30am Family service at St John's, Hinton Charterhouse
- 5th Sunday in Each Month: Café Church in the Old Bakery 10.30am.