St John's is situated in the heart of the village of Hartford and we aim to serve our local community in a number of ways.

We run cafes, a busy tots group, practical money management courses, a marriage course and provide a debt counselling service in partnership with Christians Against Poverty. Every year we open up the church buildings during Hartford's Victorian Christmas Fayre.

totsandtinies logoThis runs weekly during term time from 10am to 11.15am every Wednesday in the Church Centre. As well as plenty of time to play, there is singing, crafts and Bible stories on offer.

No need to book, just turn up. For more information, including contact details, please visit the From Birth to 4 Years section of our Young People pages.

thursdaycafeOn Thursdays, we provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages. Our friendly staff serve coffee between 10.30 and 11.45am, and lunch is served at 12pm.

We offer an excellent variety of food at reasonable prices, providing a two-course menu plus coffee for £5. Children always eat free. There is always a choice of main courses and desserts. Click to view a sample menu.

stjohnscafeFor further information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also visit the St John's Community Cafes Facebook page - please like us of news and updates. You can also follow us on Twitter.

capmoneyCAP Money is a three or four session, DVD based, money management course, facilitated by our trained CAP Money coaches. During the course participants learn how to build and live on a budget and a simple, cash based system that really works.

This course will help anyone to get more control over their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt.

The course is completely free. For more information, or to find the date of our next course, visit the CAP website, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or watch the video trailer.

capFree debt advice and a free debt counselling service are provided by Christians Against Poverty.

To book an initial appointment please call FREE on 0800 328 0006 or enter your postcode on the CAP website.

Some quotes from recent CAP clients are below:

  • I have had amazing support in dealing with my debts and made some very special friends along the way
  • CAP have been so supportive and kind; I couldn’t have got through it without their continued help
  • Nothing was too much effort. They opened my eyes to loving kindness and God’s love
  • They helped every step of the way to make the process simple
  • They eased the burden
  • CAP has helped me stay strong and aided me to cope with my situation
  • Fantastic service! Can’t believe it’s free!

brownies5th Hartford Brownies St John's are our affiliated Brownie pack. Please visit the Youth & Children section for more information and contact details.

themarriagecourseA strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even a good marriage better. We therefore run a seven session Marriage Course. It's for all couples, whether you've been married for 1 year, 20 years or even 60 years.

It is held in a romantic atmosphere with practical talks that are informative and fun. There is no group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.

For more details please contact Rosemary and David Charlton by email using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, dates of upcoming courses will be published on our home page, or you can of course contact the office.

You can also watch a promotional video below:


Contacting us

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01606 872255

School Lane, Hartford, CW8 1NP


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