MAP - 2016-2020



Welcome the web site of St John the Baptist Church in Holland Road. We look forward to welcoming you to this exotically beautiful church.

St John's has been, from March 2006, part of the United Benefice of Holland Park with St George's Church, Campden Hill.

St John the Baptist is open before during and after regular worship times on Sundays.  In addition the church is also open on Thursday morning.  If however you would like to visit the church outside these times please call Jenny Davenport our churchwarden on 07866 684207  who will be pleased to arrange access if she can.  For enquires please email or ring the United Benefice Parish Office on 020 36029873.

St John's has been a place of worship in Kensington since the middle of the 19th century, built on the traditional teaching of the Church and our style of worship and teaching is firmly rooted within the best traditions of the Church of England. For us, as for most Christians, worship is the core around which all of our life revolves.

At the heart of our life is the Eucharist together with the Word of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God in the words of men and women witnessing to Jesus Christ, the true Word of God. This combined understanding of the Eucharist as the eternal Word under the appearance of bread and wine, and of the Bible under the appearance of human words, is at the core of our corporate worship.

The bells ring daily at noon and 6pm for a minute.

To view the Mission Action Plan for the United Benefice 2016 to 2020 please click here : Mission Action Plan

We had a lovely Pet Blessing Service on 7 October, celebrated by Miss Darcey in her blog.  Click here for more details.


Sunday 14 October, St Luke the Evangelist with St John's Singers


St John the Baptist, Holland Road
6.30pm - Sung Mass with Sacrament of healing
Isaiah 35.3-6; 2 Timothy 4.5-13

Luke 10.1-9
Celebrant and Preacher: Bishop Michael Colclough
Deacon : Fr James Heard

Please help us raise money for SJB by registering with
How does it work? They work with over 2000 retailers (including Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Argos and 2000 companies) who have all agreed to pass a donation to our cause when we shop with them. To raise money, first register at easyfunding. Where it says “Select a charity” enter “St John the Baptist Holland Road.” Complete registration with your email and chosen password. In future, instead of going directly to the retailer website, log into easyfundraising first (you can opt for a bookmark on your browser to make this easier) and then click on the retailer you want to shop with. You’ll then be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as you would normally. But because you visited easyfundraising first, your cause gets a donation. There is an App for smartphones. So far we have 5 subscribers whose shopping has raised £25!

J. Holland's Kitchen is open from 8am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.  Linking with our vision to open our beautiful church to as many people as possible we are so excited about this latest venture.  Please pop in if you can and enjoy a tea and coffee with cake, the church is lovely and cool, a perfect place to take a step back, have a quiet meditation and enjoy our Grade 1 listed building. We have leaflets at the back of the church which offer you 15% off, the menu promises specialty artisan coffee, traditional recipes and great wines. 

Our weekly Anglican service is a Sung Mass at 6.30pm on a Sunday. This follows the order set out in Common Worship with a congregational setting for the Eucharist, vestments are worn and incense used. Refreshments are served after the service, and we do hope you will join us. 

A Priest is available to hear your confession by appointment.

St John's Singers

Our choir, St John's Singers, join us for the 6.30pm Sung Mass, once a month (normally, on the 3rd Sunday of the month).  Rehearsals take place at 5pm on the Sunday afternoon of the service.

Voices for St John’s Singers are always welcome for those who have sung in university choirs, or are studying at music college.  Please contact the United Benefice Parish Office if you are interested.


Because St John’s is part of a United Benefice, all information regarding baptisms, weddings, funerals and genealogical enquiries can be found by clicking here to view the Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals' Page on the website of our sister church, St George's Campden Hill.

Fundraising Campaign

A major fundraising campaign is now under way to secure the future of St John’s as a place of worship and a centre for the local community. The first step of our campaign to replace the Church’s large and leaking roof is now complete.  The next stage is to complete the Baptistry roof and develop community space.

We welcome financial contributions - click below to donate via Paypal or contact the office.


The parish office   020 36029873