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St John the Baptist's Church

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Address: Chester, England

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Lovely church supported by wonderful volunteers

This church really is beautiful, so peaceful inside definitely worth coming down from the wall for a wonder. They sell tea/coffee and little snacks and a few religious items which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This church really is beautiful, so peaceful inside definitely worth coming down from the wall for a wonder. They sell tea/coffee and little snacks and a few religious items which are fab and reasonably priced, but what really makes this place worth visiting are the volunteers who are incredibly welcoming and very knowledgable about the church. Very impressive.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit just for the architecture. an amazing building dated back to 1057. you can wander quietly taking it all in , or ask one of the guides to explain the history to you.it has a tea room and a gift shop too.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've walked past this building a few time over the years but never been inside. And visited here this weekend and there was a living history fair on so i attended this event and the surroundings and the church itself was stunning the age of the building and the stain glass windows was great to see in person everyone was... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the former Chester Cathedral and what a lovely church it is. Plenty of interesting stained glass windows to admire and outside you have the ruins of the east end of the original church.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful, traditional church with wonderful stain glass windows. Awash with amazing tranquillity. Supported by enthusiastic and knowledgeable helpers. Chester is a wonderful, historic city and, while there, a visit to St John the Baptist's Church is highly recommended.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Came in out of the cold to the warmest welcome possible. The church is a beautiful building steeped in history. The volunteer guide was excellent and her love of her church shone through. We only expected to stay for a few minutes but ended up staying well over an hour. There is a little shop and café area near the... More 

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cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

walked round the church and had a coffee at the back. little shop and lovely music playing. nice to sit down after our walk round the walls

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We wandered in not expecting much, and we're in for a treat. A guide showed us some of the wealth of history contained within the church. A must visit if you are interested in church history.

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Chester's original cathedral, Super friendly, knowledgeable guide came out to meet us and gave us a short history of the church and welcomed us inside. The gardens are wonderful with remains of an older church in the grounds. The grounds lead to the lovely Grosvenor Park and also lead down to the River Dee. Well worth a visit if you... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really nice church and runnis. Little shop and cafe in the chuch. very peaceful. Worth a visit if in the area

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