About Us


Our goal is to live God’s love through Christian presence and engagement in the community.  We are a Christ-centred church seeking to serve others by proclaiming the gospel, being accessible and offering a welcome to all in Christ’s name.  We work creatively together as people of God to realise our ambition.

Safeguarding is our highest priority. The parish has given full regard to the House of Bishops’ requirements for safeguarding, as shown by our safeguarding policy.

We believe that Black Lives Matter and have issued a statement to this effect.

We are part of the Aldenham, Radlett and Shenley Team Ministry, part of St Albans Deanery and Archdeaconry, and are situated at the southern reaches of the Diocese of St Albans.  We hope that you will join us in person for worship and other activities.

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.

We have two spacious and well equipped church halls which are available for hire for private functions or community use. Please see our Hall Lettings page for information on hiring.

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 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. 

Working Together

We collaborate with our sister churches in the Anglican team of Aldenham, Radlett and Shenley, and with those of other denominations locally, Radlett United Free Church and St Anthony’s RC Church through 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).

We work closely with our Church of England school – St John’s Voluntary Controlled Infant & Nursery School in Gills Hill Lane.

Where does our income come from?

Like most parish churches today, Christ Church and St John’s Parish is maintained by the voluntary support of its members. Further support is always welcome and will enable us to do more locally and further afield. Please see our donation page for details on how to donate.

Our Services

Diverse styles of worship are offered at different times on Sundays and Wednesdays at Christ Church and St John’s.  We hope you find one of our services suit your preferred tradition and style. See our What’s On page for details. 

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The latest pew leaflet and quarterly brochure can be found on our services page. All our policies, including Safeguarding arrangements and a statement on domestic abuse, can be found on our Policies page.

Our Volunteers

Like all churches, although we have some other paid staff, we rely very much on the voluntary commitment of many lay members of our congregations. Churchwardens, sidespersons, musicians, choir, bellringers, children’s and youth leaders, pastoral visitors, church council members and many more, to be able to provide people with the services they need and expect of a caring parish church. We are always happy to hear of new volunteers, so please let us know if you would like to help.

Our History

Learn more about the history of our two churches here: