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

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To hear a concert by The Arms Park Choir

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sullybythesea59
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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UK
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We did not plan on seeing this but so glad we did! The church is BEAUTIFUL and we loved the history of it. SO happy we found it while walking!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have spent most of my life living in Cardiff but I believe that yesterday is the first time I have ever been in this church. It is situated by the Central market in the city centre and it is extremely old. The stained glass windows are stunning and there are tombs in the chapel inside of the Herbert brothers.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an ancient and historical church located in the city centre. Simple, but quite beautifull. In the windows there are severous simbols of the old families of Cardiff.

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