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Kirk of St. John the Baptist

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Address: 31 St. John Place, Perth, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738/622-241

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attending a mass

Me and my husband went to see this church after considering the reviews. As we arrived there a mass in Polish was about to start. None of us two understands Polish, but we loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Johanna138
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Me and my husband went to see this church after considering the reviews. As we arrived there a mass in Polish was about to start. None of us two understands Polish, but we loved the atmosphere, how we felt during that mass. It does not happen often, especially if the priest is talking in another language you do not understand.... More 

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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

History, architecture, with contemporary church services. A combination of celebrating the history with remaining relevant today.

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Warkworth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the kirk was holding a coffee morning so we went in and had a look round the windows are all stained glass and the place is very well maintained. we were welcomed by members of the congregation and had coffee and warm mince pies

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Perth
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209 reviews 209 reviews
90 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We felt very welcome on our visit, greeted by a lovely volunteer who explained a little about the history of the church then gave us an information sheet with more information. The church has a lovely peaceful feeling and some beautiful windows including the one dedicated to the Black Watch Regiment. They also have a beautiful iron and carved candle... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a beautiful kirk, with very detailed leaded glass windows and ancient wood carvings. Don't expect it to be cold and draughty, because it has the very best that modern life can offer us. The history to the kirk is fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beautiful building, very tranquil and calming after busy shopping. Nice to read the history, and just reflect on God's presence in this place through the years and ponder on what His plans are for the future.

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Scotland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely old church dating back to 1100. Much of interest and some helpful guides in attendance. Worth a visit in centre of town.

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Alicante, Spain
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Congregation members warmly greeted us as we entered the Kirk. We were offered a guided tour, self-guided walkthrough, and/or the opportunity to worship. We spent the better part of an hour with their tour handout with explanations for over a dozen highlights inside the church. I was most impressed with the architecture - high vaulted ceilings and gothic style columns.... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

St. John's Kirk is the oldest church in Perth and worth a visit. Free admission with a guide book of information about the Kirk. The church has no original stained glass windows but nevertheless the modern windows are fine. The old pews have beautiful carvings on them and there are some 15century candelabras . Overall a lovely church .

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Aberlour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I was enchanted by the beautiful chiming bells on a Friday afternoon as I was walking through Perth City centre. It was freezing outside but I just had to stay in the vicnity to hear the melodies as I was well and truly hooked. Absolutely enchanting and uplifting. So much so, that I phoned my mother and daughter to let... More 

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