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Parish Church of St John Baptist

Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NX, England
+44 1285 654552
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Grandeur Steeped in History but very obviously a place for worship

covered in ornate sculptures, gargoyles and so on the tower dominates the centre of the town. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dartford, United Kingdom
Gorgeous whatever the weather, really stunning warm and beautifully lit

Fab, friendly and lots to do and see, fantastic restored stone work in beautiful glinting yellow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Becky P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NX, England
+44 1285 654552
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Reviewed 6 days ago

covered in ornate sculptures, gargoyles and so on the tower dominates the centre of the town. The open grand doors just invited us in to a cool, tranquil interior with impressive soaring columns and more carvings. Like any ancient church,its place in the history of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab, friendly and lots to do and see, fantastic restored stone work in beautiful glinting yellow (makes a dull day seem sunny). Brilliant surrounding with a park and shops very close by

Thank Becky P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church contains so much history including The Boleyn cup made for Anne Boleyn by her daughter Queen Elizabeth I. There is a second cup owned by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle! Parts of the church were first built in the 12th century and...More

Thank costaricatravel09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such is the impression that the church has that you could be forgiven for mistaking it for a Cathedral church.It is a good example of a church ultimately produced by wealth made from sheep

Thank pauln690
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite a big church - like a mini cathedral - and very impressive. The graveyard is very well kept and beautiful.

Thank africaguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing from the outside, but the inside will take your breath away. Breath-taking stained glass windows with such beautiful ornate carvings. The decorative ceilings are just astonishing. Remember to look out for Tom and Jerry hiding in the roof. There is an area set aside...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to view this treasure which is hidden behind glass in the wall, so do ask where it is. Made in 1535 and so called as it was given by Queen Anne to her physician in thanks for looking after her daughter,...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Fabulous history with this church, obviously a well maintained and glorious building,in the centre of Cirencester,well worth a visit.

Thank stalbansfife
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Built up in various styles from the 12th century till the 16th century, this well preserved Church is certainly worth a visit. The old Abbey Grounds at the rear make a nice spot for a nice walk and picnic. On Sundays and Bank holidays from...More

Thank Jairaj H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Not strictly a review about the church (to which we intend to return to take a proper look as it looks well worth it) but about the final event of the Cirencester International Organ Festival - a silent film with improvised organ accompaniment by Dr.Anthony...More

Thank Sue F
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Gail S
Are dogs allowed in the church
18 December 2016|
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Response from Kirsten H | Reviewed this property |
since they didn't allow people in the church when I was there, I doubt it.