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“Well worth a visit”

The Cathedral of the Peak
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Tideswell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 are and the various side chapels.

Thank Crowley99
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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 those days. This is a lively church with much of interest in it. What us hard to understand today is how such a small town supported such a large and ornate church.

Thank theflyingdoctor
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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
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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
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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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