St John's

photo of St John the Baptist church, LattonOur mission is to maintain the church presence in Latton and to provide a focus of active Christian worship in the village.

We are a small congregation noted for the open, friendly and welcoming approach to all who attend services at Latton and the whole community; we are informal, happy to try new ideas and always end our worship with coffee and of course chocolate digestive biscuits!  The parish has operated for the last 12 months without church wardens and has functioned successfully by sharing responsibilities between the enthusiastic team made up of the members of the PCC which is virtually the whole congregation.

Discipleship Group

The Latton Christian Fellowship Group has been in existence for over 25 years; it is non-denominational and brings together people from several churches, some from the Upper Thames group and others from further afield.  The friendly, sociable group meets weekly to study the bible, exchange Christian experiences and explore faith issues.

Community Links

There are close links with the Latton Parish Council and there are some shared activities. Popular events which take place in the parish and are well attended by a good cross-section of the village community include:
Harvest Festival and Harvest lunch – the bring and share lunch is a popular social occasion
Parish barbeque – an annual event for the last 26 years is an opportunity to meet with friends and neighbours
Quiz night – great fun and a good fundraiser, the ‘Men’s Pudding Competition’ is not to be missed
Christmas tree lighting and Christmas Fair – a relatively new but very popular event with good attendance; a good fundraiser for the village

Style of Worship

The style of worship follows a similar pattern to the other churches in the Upper Thames Group with Holy Communion, Morning Prayer and informal ‘lay-led’ Family Worship. All major festivals and Mothering Sunday are celebrated with Holy Communion, which are attended by an additional non-regular congregation. Harvest Festival is usually combined with a lunch in the village hall. The parish also holds a Crib service and a Carol service at Christmas.

Visit the Calendar for a complete list of all services and events -- you can filter on St John's to just see what's on in Latton.

For a more detailed look at the Latton Parish, download the Latton parish profile (PDF 653KB).