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“Interesting church”

St John the Baptist's Church
Ranked #11 of 99 things to do in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Very interesting and usually staffed by enthusiastic people. They have used books for sale and a little cafe for snacks.

Thank Viv B
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Founded in 689 on the site of a much earlier Christian Church and likely a pagan temple before that. It has wonderful stained glass windows depicting the history of Chester and a famous organ played at the coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey. The ruins include some splendid Norman archways.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

If you like history and old building/ruins, this is worth a visit. Went here as part of an organised tour and found it very interesting, especially the story behind the oak coffin in the wall!

This is exactly what it looks like,ruins but they had a really nice interesting feel. If like me,old buildings, ruins and history fascinates you, then it's well worth stopping in on your way past. If you don't like that type of thing, don't bother

2  Thank nic-nack83
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I thought this church was really excellent, I visited Durham and reviewed and while St. Johns is not on that scale it has similarities that make you look twice at the architecture and its history. The staff were helpful, full of information and made the visit very worthwhile. It is right next to the Amphitheatre so kill two birds with one stone.

Thank captainfrankb
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

An offhand comment made me pop in here and I am very glad I did. It would really only be of much interest to those who like old churches but for those who do, it should be high on the list of places in Chester to visit.

It is historically and architecturally interesting. There is a guide sheet available to point out the main features. It is written in a rather idiosyncratic style but it covers the main points and there was a very helpful assistant/guide called Stanley who filled me in on what to look out for and obviously knew the history of the place.

Have a cup of tea/coffee there if you wish or even purchase a second hand book. Outside there are also some older ruins which are not extensive but worth a look at.

Thank Richard H
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