Enter this Church, not as a stranger but as a guest.
Discover its history found in every stone
Rest a while and enjoy the peace of this place of prayer and worship
Jesus said, ‘Come to me all who are weary and I will refresh you.’ Matthew 11:v28
St John the Baptist, Windsor Parish Church, stands in the shadow of Windsor Castle in Windsor High Street. We are one of four Team churches in New Windsor Team Ministry, the Church of England in Central Windsor; with our daughter church of All Saints, Frances Road, we are the Parish of New Windsor, one of the three parishes in our Team and in the Diocese of Oxford.
We welcome everyone of all ages to our services or to visit this ancient place of prayer.
There are regular services each Sunday at 11.15am using Common Worship; on the 1st 3rd and 5th Sundays a service of Morning Prayer with hymns and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, Choral Communion. Baptisms usually take place during the morning services. The Hunter Organ, one of the best of its kind, and a small dedicated choir enrich our worship. The choir is augmented for special services and concerts with other choir members from the Team churches. A grand piano is also available for use during services and concerts.
During the week, Midday Prayers are held at 12 noon on Mondays. All are welcome to join us for this short time of prayer for the needs of the world. Most weeks a priest is available after the service to speak with anyone who wishes.
The Church is open 7 days a week for prayer and quiet reflection. Many come into the church to light a candle to pray for someone special or to enjoy the peace and quiet of a building in a place where God has been worshipped for many hundreds of years. Around the church you will find prayer stations and a selection of leaflets on prayer and other aspects of the Christian faith, along with prayer cards and information about the church, our services and local groups and charities.
We are a popular venue for visitors to the town and offer a free guide that points out the interesting features in the church, many of which come from the previous mediaeval building that stood on this site.
With a beautiful 17th C painting of the Last Supper, Grinling Gibbons wood carvings and a link to Shakespeare, the church is a prime location in the centre of the town.
Besides our regular Sunday and weekday services, we are a popular venue for weddings; our 1000 seat capacity makes us an ideal location for concerts, school and community events. St John the Baptist, Windsor Parish Church is the civic church for Windsor.
The Church is supported by the Friends of the Parish Church who welcome new members; they are kept informed through regular newsletters. Friends events are held three times a year.
This Church is a worshipping community that seeks to serve God
through action, service and prayer.
All ages are welcome at the services
We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: www.churchofengland.org/ more/safeguarding.