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The Cathedral of the Peak

Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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Fairly austere inside but this reflects history of mill children at nearby Litton Mill who need to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol C
Small cathedral.

The cathedral of the peak is worth a visit, however it is smaller than a lot of normal churches. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard2369
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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"wood carvings"
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"stained glass"
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"large church"
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"the main road"
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"small village"
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"old church"
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"amazing church"
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"st john the baptist"
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"local history"
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"side chapels"
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"bit messy"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly austere inside but this reflects history of mill children at nearby Litton Mill who need to be remembered.

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral of the peak is worth a visit, however it is smaller than a lot of normal churches. A small village with a very nice bread/cake shop serving large excellent rolls, opposite the cathedral.

Thank Richard2369
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to visit on a day when we could climb the tower. The views were fantastic! The cathedral itself is amazing - lots of stained glass.

Thank Kathy K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the lesser known options is a guided tour to the TOP of the bell tower, the views from the roof are amazing. Tideswell model village is spread out below you On the way up, learn some of the history of the church, details...More

Thank philguk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit we were a bit disappointed with Tideswell itself on a recent visit there.However The Cathedral of the Peak is impressive and worth a visit. Recommend

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk around this very old church. The whole village is delightful and is one of the quintessential Oeak District villages. The church us certainly steeped in history and the parish people have made quite an effort to showcase it.

Thank Michele H
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Its like something out of Midsummer Murders! A very active community. Lots going on. Fetes,galas, fell runs, church opening, brass band concerts. Art classes.We fully expected to see Inspector Barnaby turning up. But not to solve a murder.

Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Linking hands round a church and ‘hugging’ it was a first for me. I have to do some more research Beautiful Church.....I loved every minute .....as a non religious person I am always drawn to the art and the artefacts Well happy after this visit...More

Thank Janethawson
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

There is much to look at & has a special place for prayer & reflection. The stained glass windows & wooden carvings are wonderful.

Thank 140meggie
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I’m more used to big churches that look like this being Victorian Gothic Revival buildings, so it was interesting to find that Tideswell’s is mostly 14th Century. The tower was added later. Speaking of which, there are days you can get a special tower tour,...More

Thank Nigel_Guisborough
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