St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean

Encounter God through warm hospitality and inspired worship

Study and Insight



We run study courses for a wide range of people, from those starting off on their journey of faith to those who want a deeper insight into the Christian faith and personal development of knowledge and understanding. Regular features are our Lent courses and Autumn bible study course.

Details of all these are publicised in Pew News and the Parish Magazine.

We also run courses for those seeking baptism and confirmation.

We also organise pilgrimages to both local and more distant destinations. Trips have been organised to Rome & Assisi, Wales, West Country, Walsingham, the passion play at Oberammegau held every 10 years, and just recently to the Holy Land. See Photo Gallery here.

We are planning a Pilgrimage to Northumbria in 2019 - click here for details.

We are planning a trip to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 - click here for details.


Lent Course 2018

Are you 'Mystified'? Then our Lent Course 'The Mystery of Everything' can only help!

It takes the multi-award-winning film about Stephen Hawking, 'The Theory of Everything' as its starting point. The course explores ways in which the mysteries of the universe and of everyday life – and the acceptance that we have more questions than answers – can invigorate our faith and spiritual journey.

The film will be shown twice in the Benefice, at Holy Trinity's Parish Centre on Thurs 8th Feb 7.30pm and in the Jubilee Vestry, at St. John the Baptist on Tues 6th Feb 7.30pm. There will be five weekly meetings during Lent in house groups at various times, according to demand. There's a book available for the course, called 'The Mystery of Everything', which will be ordered for you.

Volunteers are needed to host a house group as are people to lead the meetings (it could be the host) – no special knowledge or skills required.

Please pick up a leaflet and fill in the form which is available at the back of both churches, giving your name, contact details and the time of day – morning, afternoon, evening – and which days from Monday to Friday are convenient and we'll try to fit you in. Please be as flexible as possible in offering available times.

House group meetings will be held from Thurs 15th Feb until Fri 23rd March. Please return the form to the Parish Office, or give to one of the clergy.