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The City Parish of St John the Baptist

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lovely old church in the middle of Cardiff

This is a lovely church in the centre of Cardiff. I have gone in there many times, just to sit and... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2019
Tony H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Beautiful medieval church

Very old medieval church that was constructed in 1460, but has its roots back to 1180. The church... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom
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The City Parish of St John the Baptist stands at the heart of Cardiff City Centre. The church which dates from the 12th Century is one of Cardiff's oldest remaining mediaeval buildings. We are next to the Covered Market and almost opposite Cardiff...more
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St. John Street, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

This church is located in the middle of the city center. There is a small graveyard on the outside within some gardens. We stopped inside to view the church which I believe has its history from the late 1100s. Visitors are welcome inside to view...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

This is a lovely church in the centre of Cardiff. I have gone in there many times, just to sit and look at the stained glass windows or pray when we need to, You can hear a little noise outside, but the walls do take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Very old medieval church that was constructed in 1460, but has its roots back to 1180. The church spire can be seen from many viewpoints in Cardiff. Beautiful church and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Cardiff has 2 structures dating to medieval times. Everyone knows about Cardiff Castle -- St, John the Baptist Church is the other. The current structure dates to the 1460s but the church's roots go back to 1180. It is a very beautiful building (especially the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wesley C
Reviewed April 12, 2019

We spotted this much renovated church whilst having pizza opposite and couldn't resist a sneaky peak. It's clearly a much loved venue and it's always wonderful to enter a church and feel the vibrancy of the community that gather there: it felt like there was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Right in the centre of the city and not far from Cardiff castle is this wonderful church. The doors were open so we came in to remember those no longer with us.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Ancient and peaceful church in the center of the city. Check the website for events like lunch and organ concerts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IDMom7
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Just pass the arcades area this Church stands beautifully. apparently there is a lot of details in the stained glass if you get someone who knows the details.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gureni L
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Much of the stained glass on the left side is done in tribute to soldiers lost in the WW1, and some in WW2 and later. Wide variety of styles, which was interesting. I happened into the space at 5:45pm on a Sunday, and was invited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank William K
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Went on one of the days when you can climb the bell tower. You get a demonstration of bell ringing, and get to ring a bell. In any case the church is interesting in itself.

Date of experience: July 2018
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We've had a hunt in our records, through the whole period 1822-1828, with no success. Our secretary checked on an ancestry website and found a Trehearn Watkins marrying a Catherine Bassett on 18th March 1822 in St. James... More