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The Cathedral of the Peak

Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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A lovely nice place to visit

We went there and we really had great time to visit and feel very peaceful and pray in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Preeya I
Bangkok, Thailand
A must visit

I met the Vicar Simon White and such a warm welcome here, so if you are in the area do visit and... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
andrew e
Ely, United Kingdom
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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
Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there and we really had great time to visit and feel very peaceful and pray in the Cathedral. It was very nice going to UK and visiting church and Cathedral an experience that is very special and memorable for us

Thank Preeya I
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I met the Vicar Simon White and such a warm welcome here, so if you are in the area do visit and take your time to look around this fine building.

Thank andrew e
Reviewed 15 October 2017

lovely place, worth a good photo shot, a wedding was being conducted when i went there, lovely archway of trees to the church door, lovely

Thank Saldj62
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I've always wanted to visit finally went. I found it lovely inside, it was very peaceful. There is some beautiful wood carvings to admire.

Thank blondefox2017
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited this historic and once beautiful church many times in the past it was most disappointing to see how the interior has deteriorated. Floral displays were not looked after, petals on the floor and withered foliage. Cob webs were abundant. Lots of dust in...More

Thank baileypam45
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Can rightfully be called the cathedral of the Peak. Wonderful interior which really does give you the impression of being a mini cathedral. Plenty to see and is an interest to all ages. Stained glass windows are especially worth the visit as is the alter...More

Thank Crowley99
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

For such a small town. Came here with my father who was retracing his roots, having been evacuated from Guernsey during the Second World War. This was his first visit for over 70 years and he was delighted with the plaque in the grounds commemorating...More

Thank theflyingdoctor
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A stunning church, well worth a visit, which earns the name "Cathedral of The Peaks". The wooden pew carvings with fine details were wonderful, and very unusual in a village church. The stained glass is striking too and it seems to be a lively community.

Thank Tallis
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Beautiful Church in a lovely village. Had a short walk round then just sat outside taking in the peace and quiet of this gorgeous village

Thank cwistaston
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stop after a lovely walk around the village. Warm welcome feeling I the church with information on the history of Tideswell.

Thank Paula A
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