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The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

Village of St John, Peel
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The main significance of St Johns is the association with adjacent Tynwald Hill and all the history... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Seaford, United Kingdom
5 Day holiday Visit

I visited on Manx National Day, Wednesday 5th. July. A short service took place for dignitaries and... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
Brian B
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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This unique Victorian church has a dual role as Parish Church and National Church, and is notable for its use on Tynwald day as a Court for the Legislature.
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

The main significance of St Johns is the association with adjacent Tynwald Hill and all the history that is associated with it.

Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I visited on Manx National Day, Wednesday 5th. July. A short service took place for dignitaries and invited guests only, which was relayed onto a big screen. Afterwards the church was open to everyone and is well worth a visit for the beautiful interior.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I visited the church in June 2017. The organ was completely covered in plastic sheeting, and I could find no information available about this - which would have been of interest to me.

Thank Subwebman
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Was amazed how much history was in this small area. It was very well maintained, clean and tidy. History was oozing from every building and monument. well worth reading up on before arrival so it means more. Loved the standing stones opposite the church.

Thank helgre2016
Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Church is worth a visit if you are passing. Once a year (in July) the Manx Parliament (Tynwald) sits in the Church and the MP's have their own, named seats. It is a day of great ceremony and pageantry. Outside the Church is Tynwald...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed March 20, 2016

A small place compared with other towns on the island but if your interested in history or architecture then your in the right place as the church seems to draw some considerable interest. This being the original meeting place for the islands parliament..

Thank Davejb2014
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Inside the church are war memorials and seats for members of Tynwald. A real cathedral-but not! A small chapel, with a fancy organ.

Thank Melissaaye
Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is only a small Church but is beautiful in it's simplicity and steeped in history a must to see if visiting the Island, alongside Tynwald Hill where the oldest parliament in the world resides every year for the 5th July.

Thank 333Dianne
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Church is beautiful, the setting is magical, the mound of the tynwald is something to behold and just in front of the church are some stones from pre-historic times. Also, in the nearby park you will find the remnants of a stone age burial. The...More

Thank LadyMalfoy
Reviewed May 17, 2015

This church is placed in the center of the Isle of Man but also plays an important part of the annual ancient open air ceremony and fair: Tynwald.It takes place around Old Midsummer's Day 5th July. Tynwald in Norse means parliament field, it is a...More

Thank benvonnag
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