Irnham is still set out as our medieval ancestors would have understood. St. Andrew’s church dominates the top of a small tree-lined hill; to its south side is the medieval Irnham Hall (restored following a fire in Victorian times) and, beyond, two of the original three fishponds that would once have been reserved for the squire, the priest and villagers. Clustered around the base of the church’s hill are cottages and a few larger homes.
A service is held at St Andrew’s every Sunday morning, starting at 11 am. Our worship may be summarised as traditional, middle-ground and dignified. Our praise veers toward the muscular, being neither Evangelical nor Anglo-Catholic. We use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer for Matins and Common Worship for Holy Communion.
St John’s prides itself on being an inclusive church in which people from across the whole spectrum of Anglican churchmanship (and beyond) can feel welcome and comfortable.
Services are normally held in St John’s every Sunday, except when there is a fifth Sunday in the month when a Group Holy Communion is celebrated elsewhere in the Benefice. All Sunday services start at 11 am.
A midweek service of Holy Communion is held each Wednesday at 10 am.
Services of Morning Prayer (9 am) and Evening Prayer (5 pm) are offered every day except Monday.
Church and Churchyard are open daily for visitors and private prayer.