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Address: St. John's Square, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2039 5231

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Our concert venue dated from the 13th century.

One of the oldest curches in Wales was a wonderful host location for a joint concert by our American male voice choir and a Welsh Choir.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

One of the oldest curches in Wales was a wonderful host location for a joint concert by our American male voice choir and a Welsh Choir.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Often visit the church for the cafe which is run by volunteers. Most if not all cakes are homemade. Today we had access to the bell tower which is 130ft high and dates from 14th century....great views from top. No fixed admission just a donation. Also got to have a go pulling a bell!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

History oozes from the very mortar of this building. The cafe upstairs is splendid, a hidden gem, and the organ recitals are a joy to behold.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

An interesting church with some beautiful stained glass windows. I have listened to a couple of concerts there given by Cardiff Arms Park Choir in their 50th Anniversary year and of course the acoustics are super. In my youth I rang the bells there occasionally. It's nice to visit the tea rooms and have a quiet cuppa and a piece... More 

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Wangaratta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We called into this church after being misdirected and were so glad we did. Lovely old church full of history and well worth a visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

We were shopping in Cardiff and were looking for somewhere we could just have a coffee and a sit down when we stumbled upon this cafe within the church. What a delight! No nonsense coffees cakes etc and a really lovely setting.

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015

We called ionto the church to have a cup of coffee and a snack were very impressed by both the value and the service. Obviously an active church in the community.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

St John the Baptist Church is a Grade I listed parish church in Cardiff, Wales, the only church dating to pre-Medieval times in Cardiff city centre. Originally constructed of blue Lias, a Jurassic stone with layers of fossilised shells, it was sourced from Aberthaw. The walls were then originally dressed with an Oolitic freestone sourced from Dundry.In 1952 St John's... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

The St. John the Baptist Church is one of the most important churches in Cardiff, being located just a few hundred meters from the Cardiff Castle; its tower is easily visible from all the area and the interior is quite nicely decorated (you can even find a rugby ball carved in the wood if you know where to search).

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

The charm of this old building really centres on the way it is currently used, a place where the spiritual, and social needs of central Cardiff are focused. That is not to say that visitors are not welcome or are neglected, indeed far from it. This is a charming church with a history going back to the C15th, and before.... More 

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