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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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