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The City Parish of St John the Baptist

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Right in the centre of the city and not far from Cardiff castle is this wonderful church. The doors... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ancient and peaceful church in the center of the city. Check the website for events like lunch and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Denver, Colorado
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St. John Street, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Wales
+44 29 2039 5231
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Right in the centre of the city and not far from Cardiff castle is this wonderful church. The doors were open so we came in to remember those no longer with us.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Ancient and peaceful church in the center of the city. Check the website for events like lunch and organ concerts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IDMom7
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Just pass the arcades area this Church stands beautifully. apparently there is a lot of details in the stained glass if you get someone who knows the details.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gureni L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Much of the stained glass on the left side is done in tribute to soldiers lost in the WW1, and some in WW2 and later. Wide variety of styles, which was interesting. I happened into the space at 5:45pm on a Sunday, and was invited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank William K
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Went on one of the days when you can climb the bell tower. You get a demonstration of bell ringing, and get to ring a bell. In any case the church is interesting in itself.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Magnificent church. A lot of detail to see in the stained glass. It’s not a large building but excellent viewing. A must when in Cardiff

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tonygP3105ZN
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Church has pieces dating from Norman era through Victorian. Fabulous stained glass windows. Look at the outside carefully to fullyunderstand the different eras as shown by the different stone. It is right in the heart of Cardiff and worth a 15 detour from where ever...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This church is absolutely worth a visit. I love beautiful churches and also therefore this was one of the highlights of Cardiff for me. Also a very irregular organ inside.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

An historic place to escape the bustle for 10 minutes. Worthy of a stop to look around and admire. My great grand parents were married here in 1873. Cafe was closed today though.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ErnieH472
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Right between Cardiff market and the shiny new mall, walk into this church for a bit of quiet contemplation. Great stained glass. What I liked is that it's apparent this church has been an important place to the people of Cardiff for many years, and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jnewmm
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We've had a hunt in our records, through the whole period 1822-1828, with no success. Our secretary checked on an ancestry website and found a Trehearn Watkins marrying a Catherine Bassett on 18th March 1822 in St. James... More