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Together in Tring
Tring Church is a large and lively community fortunate enough to meet in a magnificent medieval building. We have around about 250 members and on a normal Sunday will have between 120 and 200 people coming along to the various services.
All Saints is a small village church with an open churchyard, a wonderful interior and an historic organ. It is an unusual church in that it can be common for the whole congregation to be under the age of 50 with a high proportion of children.
Puttenham is a tiny village with an ancient church. The worship is entirely from the BCP with an evensong once a month and an early morning communion once a month.
St John the Baptist Church is an active village church, the congregation and the wider village community play a full and vital part in our church life. We are a broad church in the liberal catholic tradition we use both Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer.
“The Small Church with a Big Heart”
St Cross is at the heart of the Wilstone village community. We are becoming more informal as a church and have just moved to having a modern style service every Sunday at 10 am and one traditional language service in the evening.
The Tring Team Parish consists of five churches on the edge of the Chilterns. Tring itself is a market town of 14,000 with the church of St Peter and St Paul, and there are four village churches: All Saints, Long Marston; St Cross, Wilstone; St Mary’s, Puttenham; and St John the Baptist, Aldbury, all of which have a modern liberal outlook, but worship in a wide range of styles.
We work together as a single parish but each church serves its local community. If you are familiar with the structures of the Church of England, there is a PCC to run the parish (for things like mission, education and so on) and each church has a district council to look after the worship and the fabric of the local church.