We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St John the Baptist's Church

Chester, England
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
4 visitor photos
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    52
    22
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
halesowen
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I found this treasure by accident exploring the amphitheatre nearby. The ladies inside run a small cafe/shop inside to raise funds. The church is small but beautiful. The glass windows are superb and I hope that my photos turn out half as good. There are ruins at the back of the church and are well worth a visit. You can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

St John the Baptist's Church is beautiful, both outside & in, located in well kept grounds overlooking the Groves and river. Steeped in history, there are plenty of information boards to give you the complete story. Second only to St. Mary's without The Walls, in Handbridge.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I loved the way that the ruins are incorporated into the current structure and it is so impressive located as it is at the edge of Grosvenor Park. The volunteer guide was absolutely bursting with pride and energy; I couldn't help but smile and feel enthusiastic about this building which is full of historical artifacts and older in origin than... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

walked past on a wet day after looking at the ampietheatre ruins. Went in and a wonderful old man gave me a tour of the church and a potted history lesson of the site. Easily missable and in someways overshadowed by the main cathedral this is a nice refuge from the hustle and bustle. Take a walk around the grounds... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent volunteer guide, good and cheap coffee after being shown around. Even books and dvds etc for sale. Great history and easy to get around.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My undergraduates loved this church and preferred it to the cathedral. The welcome was certainly warmer. We were fortunate enough to secure the Rector, Fr David Chesters, as our guide. He is an unending font of knowledge about the church and Chester in general. Be sure to look at the viking crosses, the rather dimmed frescoes and the mighty organ.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
galicia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

nice church but it is a good idea to try to catch the guide in order to learn about the things in the church... frescoes, unusual tombs, history etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really good steeped in History, went on a Sunday and a lovely man gave us a full history of the church. Learnt a lot about the church.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Take your time and feel the history in this ,one of the oldest places of worship in Chester, still being used for its original purpose. Very atmospheric .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a very charming church to see. We loved seeing it inside and outside the ruins are amazing. It is beautiful and worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed St John the Baptist's Church also viewed

 
Chester, Cheshire
 

Been to St John the Baptist's Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage St John the Baptist's Church, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing