New locations announced for Royston church services after fire

Emergency services on the scene at Royston St John the Baptist Church, Melbourn Street after a fire

Emergency services on the scene at Royston St John the Baptist Church, Melbourn Street after a fire inside. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

New locations for services and Christmas-themed activities have been announced for Royston’s parish church after the devastating fire at the weekend.

Evidence of the fire damage at Royston St John the Baptist Church, Melbourn Street after a fire insi

Evidence of the fire damage at Royston St John the Baptist Church, Melbourn Street after a fire inside. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The blaze broke out at St John the Baptist Church in Melbourn Street at about 3.45am on Sunday. It damaged the church’s bell tower, roof and windows and now police and the fire service are conducting investigations.

Rev Heidi Huntley and the church have announced Banyers House and Meridian School as locations for their services and Christmas activities in the lead up to December 25.

They are as follows:

Today at 11am – Prayer and coffee at Banyers House

Meridian School, Royston. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Meridian School, Royston. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN


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Thursday from 9.30am to 11am – Snowflake Tea fundraiser for Home-Start at Meridian Sports Pavillion

Saturday at 11am – Prayer and coffee at Banyers House

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Sunday at 8am and 10am – Services at Meridian School Hall

Sunday at 5pm – Nine Lessons & Carol Service at Meridian School Hall

Thursday, December 20, 9am to 11.30am – Christmas ‘Tots in Church’ at Meridian Sports Pavillion

Monday, December 24, 2.30pm and 4pm – Crib Services, and then Midnight Mass at 11.30pm at Meridian School Hall.

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