St John the Baptist Church

Our vision is to be "Open to God"
  • Open in worship and learning
  • Open to each other in communication and fellowship
  • Open in sharing the Good News by word and service
  • Open to the world in mission
The Church of St John the Baptist Dronfield has stood at the centre of this community since the 12th Century. As the Town of Dronfield grew during the 1960s and 70s so churches were planted first in Holmesdale in the East and later in Gosforth Valley in the West. These three churches together with St Swithin Holmesfield and St Mary Unstone now make up the Team Parish of Dronfield with Holmesfield.


Please click here to see a list of our regular services and other events.

Prayer and Care

This scheme seeks to ensure that members receive the care that is at the heart of a Christian Community. There are Network Partners who look out for and pray for a particular group of members. Some of these Partners have a specific responsibility to care for newcomers. By this means we hope to care for one another and welcome those come into our church.


Learning about the Christian Faith is not just for children, we all need continually to be learning more about our Faith. Our Chattabox Club for 3-11s runs from 6-7 pm during School Term. Housegroups run at different homes around the district. During Lent we often join with members of other churches for a Lent Course together. For those who are enquiring about the Christian Faith we run Emmaus Course from time to time. Once a year, a Confirmation Class takes place which is also an opportunity to look at the basics of Christianity. If you would like to know more about any of these opportunities please contact us.

Overseas Mission

We have a particular interest through personal contact with the Mvumi Hospital in Tanzania. The Friends of Mvumi and our Mission Group keep us up to date in our prayers and giving to God's work in this area of the world in particular. They meet in Church for Mission Prayers once a month.

Our Hall

There are many activities which take place in our Hall. These include the Mothers' Union and the Over 21 Group. Other groups hire our Hall for various purposes and advertise their particular groups in various ways. The Hall is available for hire for many different activities. Details can be had from the Parish Office.

Other Activities

There are other activities from time to time. There are regular organ recitals, bible lectures and rambles as well as other opportunities for worship and fellowship. You would be welcome to join us.