The Cathedral of the Peak
The Cathedral of the Peak
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An historic, grade 1 listed building with in the village of Tideswell. The site has a recorded history approaching a thousand years, the current building approximately six hundred and thirty. The Church is Grade 1 listed (since 1967) as “one of the most important of the county's medieval parish churches. The "Friends of St John, Tideswell" (FoSJ) is established for the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and adornment of the Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Tideswell (The Cathedral of the Peak) in the Diocese of Derby and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments and chattels which belong to the church, in the church and churchyard, for the public benefit." Our broader purposes are to afford the general public, and generations to come the opportunity to experience the majesty of St John’s and to allow continued Christian witness there.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Joanne W
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had our sons wedding here and the service was perfect.
Gorgeous flowers,the bells ringing made it all extra special.Such lovely friendly welcoming people.
Thank you to everyone involved for making the day so special..
Written 5 September 2023
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Peter E
Wickham Market787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Worth a visit, interesting monuments, some lovely prayer cards. The starting point too for a puzzle geocache, which is worth solving, gives a climb up the hill with a great view
Written 3 June 2023
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ashblonde
Longridge, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Visited and toured both the interior and exterior such a lovely building great stained windows met a man called Paul who entertaind us ith the history of the Church a must go to see
Written 2 January 2023
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Kathryn B
Wales, UK252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were staying in the village and thought it would be interesting to see the large and often complimented "Cathedral of the Peak" as it has been dubbed. As with many churches, the fine woodwork of the pews and the expertly crafted stained-glass windows are impressive features. Also of interest were the tombs, one of which contains Sir Samson Meverill of Siege of Orleans fame, and the large organ. It is a peaceful building, architecturally and historically intriguing. It is worth looking in here if you are in the village.
Written 12 November 2022
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Crawford49
Doncaster, UK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It is understandable that this is called the Cathedral of the Peak as it is massive in this small village. Worth spending an hour or more there.
Written 10 November 2022
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Simon M
Newark, United Kingdom41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This was a welcome peace and time to rest and pray in such a beautiful house of God. So great to see the doors open. The gifts were a welcome surprise and good for fundraising.
Written 23 October 2022
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Michael B
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A visit to the parish church, fondly named 'the Cathedral of the Peak' is a 'must visit' when you're in Tideswell. My parents were married here and as a child I visit very often when staying with my Gran who lived in Tideswell. The Chanel with its carved pew end, central tomb and brass memorial of Bishop Pursglove in pre-reformation regalia are personal highlights
Written 11 September 2022
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Teacake_Taster
Chesterfield, UK1,068 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Been intending to visit this church for a while so we parked up in the village and had a wander around. The church has an interesting history with several metal plaques and an impressive creed on one of the walls. There is a lot of well crafted woodwork. The small organ is fascinating. The church is trying to raise money, apparently to get it better used, which is good because it felt a little bit abandoned. I’ve been round a few churches recently and a lot of them focus very much on the history of the church, which is important but why are they there, how do they function, who spends so much time in these places, caring for them and why,,,
Written 7 September 2022
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codfish53
Stanford-Le-Hope, UK134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Visited with friends after a weekend wedding. Beautiful old church with great interior. Loved the reference to the martyrs.
Written 19 August 2022
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JosephineWard17
Chelmsford, UK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
It was a beautiful church. Lovely place to go and reflect. We walked around the grounds as well as inside. It was very calming.
Written 12 August 2022
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