The Parish Church of St John Baptist stands out on Danbury ridge as a landmark whose spire is visible from the A12 and from many local vantage-points. There has been a church here from at least 1233, and probably considerably before that. The present church is a Grade 1 Listed Building. There is much of interest to see inside the church, including the three famous wooden effigies of the "Knights of Danbury". The interior is largely Victorian, deriving from Gilbert Scott's re-ordering in 1866. The unusual carved wooden creatures gracing the ornate pew-ends copy the style of the three remaining fifteenth-century pews to be seen just inside the church.

Lunchtime Concerts

Building on St Johns’ fine reputation for good music, we will be starting a monthly series of lunchtime concerts.

This month John Campbell and David Sparrow present a varied programme of music spanning the centuries for voice, harpsichord and organ.

The concert starts at 12.15pm and a sandwich lunch will be available from 11.45am (or bring your own to enjoy during the concert). Entry will be free (retiring collection towards costs)

We are part of the Compass Group of Churches - Click here to learn more

Vestry Hour

Starting on August 18th 2018 there will be a "Vestry Hour" from 10am to 11am on  the first and third Saturday of every month in the church . Anyone wanting to get marrieNew Yeard or be baptised is free to pop along during this time and meet Jacqui and Nicky and can have a chat and get information.


We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims of domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding. Please click here for the Church of England's Safeguarding policies.

Our safeguarding officer is Alison Cooper, who can be emailed at 

The Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Team can be contacted at 01245 294444 or

Out of hours, please contact Social Services on 0345 606 1212 for adults 0345 603 7627 for children.

In a safeguarding emergency dial 999'