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The Cathedral of the Peak

Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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Lovely church in the centre of Tideswell

Lovely church with details about the Somme war well worth a visit They had a weave so you could... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
ohdearmeWestmidlands
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West midlands
An absolutely beautiful cathedral.

The carvings on the pews were amazing as were the crypts. Well worth a visit! Not huge inside, but... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Jesslay
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Earby, 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
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Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely church with details about the Somme war well worth a visit They had a weave so you could weave a message to a loved one very simple but affective

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The carvings on the pews were amazing as were the crypts. Well worth a visit! Not huge inside, but you could spend quite a bit of time there.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

So much of interest, the avenenue of yew commemorating the dead of 1916, the wood carvings in the choir, the beauty of its lines, and its almost cathrdal like design and aspiration,.

Thank Tony N
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lovely village conveniently placed for walking, biking and driving to places of interest. Plenty of places to stay and eat. The church is lovely and Tideswell deserves the name Cathedral Village of the Peak District.

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The village is well worth a visit for its lovely shops and cafes and inns. It was a surprise to find such a beautiful church building in the centre of the village. Beautiful

1  Thank mcinass
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Beautiful church can understand why the cathedral comes into it it's massive, old and beautiful kept inside and out, with gorgeous stained glass windows, loved the pews and the stone floor.

1  Thank misterwilson93
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral. It apparently is open all the time, which is nice for visitors. We were so impressed.

1  Thank elke0604
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

A beautiful place of worship. Worth a look if you are in the Peak District. Peaceful and serene. Full of beautiful architecture, carvings and art work.

1  Thank vicki r
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This was a great surprise to us to visit, as we just expected a regular church. However this is huge! And full of interesting things to look at. It's wonderful that it's such an active church, which seems to take a central role in the...More

1  Thank sunshine316
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

It was open which was good. Very pretty church in the centre of Tideswell village. It has a cavernous interior, nice and clean with plenty of things to read. Not usually my cup of tea as once you have seen one English church you have...More

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