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Parish Church of St John Baptist

Market Place | Parish Office, 1 Coxwell Street, Cirencester GL7 2NX, England
+44 1285 654552
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What a beautiful mini cathedral!

This beautiful church was a unexpected surprise. Originating in the 12th century, there have been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Willowtring
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Herts
Beauty and the Church

St John Baptist is a beautiful church built, rebuilt, and remodeled starting from the 12th... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna H
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Mukilteo, Washington
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Market Place | Parish Office, 1 Coxwell Street, Cirencester GL7 2NX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful church was a unexpected surprise. Originating in the 12th century, there have been rebuilds, additions and extension during the following centuries. The church houses the "Boleyn Cup" made in 1535 for Anne Boleyn and passed on to Queen Elizabeth I.

Thank Willowtring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St John Baptist is a beautiful church built, rebuilt, and remodeled starting from the 12th century. It's Gothic design creates the illusion of vertical lines reaching all the way to God. Huge line reaching to the ceiling culminating in an arch appear to be rolling...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is well worth admiring this fabulous church which nestles in central Cirencester. The exterior is beautiful and is match by the fabulous interior with magnificent stained glass window and a good number of early artefacts including a triple locking, oak parish coffer. The Rood...More

Thank James Bischoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church suprised me. There are many interesting things, high side aisles, wall decorations, abbey foundations nearby and charming back churchyard. Views to church are much different from street and back. Two charming ladies at the desk made our day, so knowing and helpful -...More

Thank Malverns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous architecture and reminder of Cirencester's high status as a mediaeval wool town. Beautiful fan vault ceiling relocated from earlier, larger abbey nearby.

1  Thank Lagom59
Reviewed 11 December 2017

My husband and I attended three services at Saint John Baptist in September, one of them a special historic celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Abbey. The cathedral is lovely and well-loved by its vestry and its docents, and its parishioners are always welcoming...More

1  Thank kathi901
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This is a beautiful building, made even more so by the many Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organisations. Even the model of the church has been decorated appropriately for Christmas and with humour.. Although it is full of history, including a silver cup...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This is a peaceful place amid the bustle of the town centre. The church staff are very friendly and helpful regarding the history of the building. There are quiet spaces to pray and reflect.

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Fab!!! It hasn't changed for centuries, and is so beautiful. Its really atmospheric and staff are friendly with plenty of lovely places to eat nearby

Thank spabbygirl l
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The church is currently dressed for Christmas with 42 little Christmas trees giving a wonderful festive feel in this beautiful space. The staff greeted us with a warm welcome and an explanatory leaflet to guide us round the church. There is a little shop with...More

1  Thank VanessaRoad
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Gail S
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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.
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