Parish Church of St John Baptist

Parish Church of St John Baptist

Parish Church of St John Baptist
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  • Rickybear
    Bristol, United Kingdom6,491 contributions
    Worth a visit
    A large parish church, often referred to as The Cathedral of the Cotswolds. There is a Lego model of the Abbey that used to exist next door. Look out for the gold chalice. Check before visiting as there are concerts in the church.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • BelgianBon
    Barnsley, United Kingdom124 contributions
    Really worth a visit
    We visited this church as a spur of the moment thing and we are glad that we did. It is a spectacular church, steeped in history. We were fortunate that we got a guided tour of the church by a very pleasant and knowledgeable lady, who really added to the experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom12,673 contributions
    Extremely welcoming church with a lot of history
    An extremely welcoming church with a lot of history. Inside it is light and airy. There are friendly volunteers who will help you but there are also information boards you can read as you walk round. Particular items to look out for are the Monox Tomb and the Boleyn Cup. Outside, there are some interesting carvings on the porch and on the tower there are some fairly new sculptures of St John the Baptist and the Virgin and Child.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • ShaunH290
    London, United Kingdom2,329 contributions
    Parish Church going on Cathedral!
    This parish church is huge! It certainly has the size, if not quite the history, of many cathedrals in England. Well worth buying the guide book to look around. They also sell a guide to the heraldry, which really only makes sense when you are in the building. I tried to read it at home afterwards but found that it would be far better with more pictures of the coats of arms than with just descriptions and locations. The south porch is particularly huge - apparently the Town Hall was once upstairs. There are two notable memorial tombs (Humfry Bridges d. 1598 and Thomas Master d. 1680), with statues, in completely different styles, as well as various memorials on the walls and floors.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Bertie1224
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom523 contributions
    Superb church
    Bigger and more fascinating than some cathedrals I would imagine. Amazingly ornate architecture inside and out. The buttresses are wonderful to look at before you even venture inside. You have to look everywhere including up. The history of the structure is awe inspiring. How did they build it, who carved the many intricacies? Lots of poignent inscriptions to read. It is an active church. There was a reading whilst we visited which echoed around the walls and did make you stop and ponder. Historic buildings of this age are so fascinating. How they were designed and how that vision was then made in to an actual building is amazing. Go and visit and have a quiet period of contemplation.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
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Bertie1224
Northamptonshire, UK523 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Bigger and more fascinating than some cathedrals I would imagine. Amazingly ornate architecture inside and out. The buttresses are wonderful to look at before you even venture inside. You have to look everywhere including up. The history of the structure is awe inspiring. How did they build it, who carved the many intricacies? Lots of poignent inscriptions to read. It is an active church. There was a reading whilst we visited which echoed around the walls and did make you stop and ponder. Historic buildings of this age are so fascinating. How they were designed and how that vision was then made in to an actual building is amazing. Go and visit and have a quiet period of contemplation.
Written 7 January 2024
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ShaunH290
London, UK2,329 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This parish church is huge! It certainly has the size, if not quite the history, of many cathedrals in England. Well worth buying the guide book to look around. They also sell a guide to the heraldry, which really only makes sense when you are in the building. I tried to read it at home afterwards but found that it would be far better with more pictures of the coats of arms than with just descriptions and locations.
The south porch is particularly huge - apparently the Town Hall was once upstairs. There are two notable memorial tombs (Humfry Bridges d. 1598 and Thomas Master d. 1680), with statues, in completely different styles, as well as various memorials on the walls and floors.
Written 8 November 2023
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Mike Hughes
Mynydd Isa, UK179 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well worth the visit. It was free to enter, but I was happy to make a donation. Nice to visit in peace and quiet.
Written 11 September 2023
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Michael StJ
Cirencester, UK6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
wonderful building and great atmosphere - both spiritual and historical
Very knowledgeable and helpful stewards. Guided tours available on certain days.
Written 3 August 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,673 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
An extremely welcoming church with a lot of history. Inside it is light and airy. There are friendly volunteers who will help you but there are also information boards you can read as you walk round. Particular items to look out for are the Monox Tomb and the Boleyn Cup. Outside, there are some interesting carvings on the porch and on the tower there are some fairly new sculptures of St John the Baptist and the Virgin and Child.
Written 2 August 2023
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William M
Glasgow, UK25 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Visited here during a trip to cirencester and was amazed at the architecture and attention to detail outside and within this church.

As with most historic churches there is a great sense of awe and wonder with a peaceful atmosphere.

The church grounds are great for a nice peaceful walk with some history included in the grounds.
Written 22 July 2023
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Sarah B
Teignmouth, UK267 contributions
Jul 2023
Beautiful church. Makes and impressive statement from the outside and a calm space away from the bustle of the town once you get inside. Impressive architecture from all angles. Well worth a visit.
Written 10 July 2023
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AbsoluteNomad
West Midlands, UK6 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Prominent landmark that rises high above the town, a gothic showcase of the wealth from the wool trade in Medieval Britain.
Written 29 June 2023
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Pilar d
Montevideo, Uruguay134 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Nice visit, when in Cirencester go inside the Church. It is very nice with multiple altars and a huge organ.
It is a church with service on Sundays
Written 25 June 2023
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK961 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This is a most excellent parish church with great scale and presence.
The nave roof was raised some time in the past which has resulted in a lovely stained glass window facing east above the screen. A very imp[ressive feature.
All the stained gall is wonderful as is the amazing stone work.
It's almost too good to be true
Written 4 June 2023
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