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St John on the Wall

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Very small and worth the visit

It is run by volunteers who were willing to help. I like to take my time and observe the details of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
City walls.

Situated on the ancient city walls this delightful church and crypt are included on the Sacred... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Peter B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Step through the city gate and into medieval Bristol with a visit to St John on the Wall. Explore the hidden church built into Bristol's old city wall. Discover the simple elegance of the airy upper church and then descend into the atmospheric crypt...more
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35 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EZ, England
+44 117 929 1766
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

It is run by volunteers who were willing to help. I like to take my time and observe the details of such a lovely old building. I am sure many miss this little treasure.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Situated on the ancient city walls this delightful church and crypt are included on the Sacred Bristol walking tour published by the Tourist information office.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I was lucky to find this fantastic Church open as it is looked after by volunteers who give their time freely - when they are able. Many thanks to Bear for showing me around and particularly into the Crypt, which is also available to hire...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at St John on the Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

I went for the first time last night and was amazed at what I saw. I've lived here most of my life and never visited before - shame on me! It's a very interesting and historical building. Please pay a visit

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It's a mediaeval church, forming part of the ancient city walls of Bristol. The pavement outside would once have been the dockside - the river now flows underground to make it easier for the cars and buses. It isn't usually open, but one day I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at St John on the Wall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello! Thanks for your comment. If if is of interest to you, we have a webpage for this church, which has more information about the church and also lists events (see the "what's on" tab): https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/st-john-on-the-wall-bristol.html We are glad you have enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Situated between Broadmead and the Centre, and just a short walk from both, this old church is no longer used for regular services but is lovingly cared for by some very friendly and informative volunteers. The pulpit entrance part-way up a wall is particularly unusual,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We discovered this amazing place while on a hunt for Banksy tags. The guide who welcomed us in was so incredibly welcoming we just had to visit. I really wish I had got the guides name but I visited with my 16-year-old daughter on the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Bristol's third oldest church. Quite small but still worth the visit. Each time we visit we find the staff to be very welcoming. This time we were escorted up to the organ loft and the belfry. We were even given the opportunity to ring the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TheMoj
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Who knew this tiny church existed? It's a gem hidden away in the old city walls staffed by friendly, knowledgeable guides who take great pains to explain the history of this beautiful little church. Pop in and visit as a balm to soothe your soul...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I visited this very unusual church and the chapel beneath it . Well worth a visit the chapel at street level is very beautiful .The volunteer guides were most helpful and knowledgeable but the church cries out for a good guidebook

Date of experience: July 2017
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