The History of St John's
The "church" in the Bible is the body of Christian believers, not a special building or place. However, this section of the website is about St John's church building, the focal point at the centre of the village of Hartford.
It is a building where people have met to worship God and hear the Bible preached for over 130 years. It has seen many changes over the years, to meet the needs of changing times, the most recent major change being the addition of an extension on the West end of the building.
St John's Church - Description & History
The content of these pages was originally published as a booklet, produced a number of years ago by Graham Campbell, our church treasurer, a long-standing PCC member and member of Church of England General Synod.
There are three sections:
- a detailed history of the church
- the story of the building of the church extension
- a guided tour around the church interior
In 1975, a booklet was published to commemorate the centenary of the current St John's church building. You can download it here in PDF format.
We also have a list of all the vicars of Hartford since 1864 and a very small collection of old Parish Magazines.
For further information on St John's and about the village of Hartford in general, you may like to visit the website of Hartford Civic Society.
Family History Research
If you are researching family history, please refer to the guidance and charges detailed in the Family Research article.