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St John the Baptist's Church

Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Baptist

My son Ethan and my best friends son Zachary got baptised there. It’s such a lovely church and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mariela1989
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Wonderful

Tucked away at the back of the amphitheater this little church is a true gem, and a must for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacqueline E
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Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son Ethan and my best friends son Zachary got baptised there. It’s such a lovely church and Father David is so cool. He has such a modern approach that’s it just makes you go. The services are always to enjoy. Love Mariela

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away at the back of the amphitheater this little church is a true gem, and a must for history buffs. Do take advantage of the free, whistle stop guided tour, to discover the hidden secrets of this place. My husband is not a history...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A building made with man’s hands, great architecture, ancient history, large stained glass windows, good toilets too.

Thank JohnTripAdviser
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The main reason I visited was because I was exploring Grosvenor Park next door when it started to rain, but I'm really glad I did. One of the volunteers - unfortunately I didn't get his name - was really helpful without ever being intrusive &...More

Thank Nightwatchwoman
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This Norman church is a must see for visitors to Chester. The history of this parish church is much different than most other churches. It actually was the city's first Cathedral. The volunteer gave us an excellent summary of its history. We are very glad...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

St John The Baptist's Church is a great starting point to enjoy some of the amazing tourists sites this beautiful city of Chester has to offer. It sits on the site of the original cathedral and looks awesome with its faded elegance,beautiful evocative columns that...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were advised to visit this church before the cathedral, since it was the city's original cathedral. It has an attractive exterior and entrance, and once inside, there are many treasures to see. The stained glass is wonderful. We met the vicar/rector who was friendly...More

Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Church of St John the Baptist was also built by Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of Chester, in 1075 and thus predates Chester Cathedral by almost 20 years. It is Norman up to the 1st clerestorey which is in the 12th Century Transitional style while...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Steeped in history this was the site of the original cathedral. We were shown around by a volunteer who obviously loved this building and her knowledge was extensive. She brought the history to life and showed us things we would have easily missed if we...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I always bring my American undergraduates to St John's as well as the cathedral. They enjoy it though a few commented this year about it being a little down at heels. Nonetheless, the old rood crosses, the fine organ and remnants of medieval frescoes are...More

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andrea r
21 June 2017|
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Response from bulgarianbuzz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea, we actually caught the park and ride from Chester zoo. As you will possibly know, living in Eastham, Chester can be a nightmare for parking and expensive too. Alternatively you can catch the train into Chester... More
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