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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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This Norman church is a must see for visitors to Chester. The history of this parish church is much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey L
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Great starting point.

St John The Baptist's Church is a great starting point to enjoy some of the amazing tourists sites... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil K
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Trident House Vicar's LANE/LITTLE ST. Little St. John Street, Chester CH1 1SN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is the original historic church of Chester, (pre cathedral) and has a great history. Very goodNorman cololmns - and great free interpretation sheets

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We only found this church after our coach had dropped us in a nearby layby and we are so glad that we made time to have a look round. The church has the most beautiful stained glass windows and we were allowed to wander around...More

Thank James Q
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Worth a visit when in Chester. Fantastic history. Talk to the helpful staff and find out even more. They need your support.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church, father David made us feel very welcome, he involved the little guests as well in the baptism of my little boy Ethan. Thank you very much for the work welcome and amazing experience. Thank you for showing my little boy the right way...More

Thank Mariela1989
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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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