St John The Baptist

The most historic church in the City of Chester: The Parish Church – St John the Baptist.

Open Daily to all People

St John’s is open daily to visitors

Chester's Original Cathedral

St Johns Church Chester was the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of this City of Chester from 1075 until the Reformation in 1541

Services

Aug
4
Wed
Holy Eucharist – Wednesday @ St. Johns Church
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
8
Sun
8am – Holy Communion @ St. Johns Church
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:40 am
Holy Eucharist – Sunday @ St. Johns Church
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Evensong @ St. Johns Church
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
11
Wed
Holy Eucharist – Wednesday @ St. Johns Church
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
15
Sun
8am – Holy Communion @ St. Johns Church
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:40 am
Holy Eucharist – Sunday @ St. Johns Church
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

St Johns Church Chester

I welcome you to the website of St Johns Church Chester, set right in the heart of the Parish of Chester . Notably, we are one of the most historic churches in the City of Chester: The Parish Church – St John the Baptist.

St. Johns has much to offer by way of, first and foremost, witness of the Christian faith in this very secular age. This means that apart from our Services (and you can find details of these in the worship section), we are involved very much at the sharp end of Christian Witness. This includes our involvement with the Church of the Night, Chester Aid to the Homeless which the Parish actively supports and also with Cocaine Anonymous. This means that In St John’s we welcome people of all faiths and none, to share the peace that they offer in this busy rushing world.

Wednesday at One, Lunchtime Concert

4th August 2021

Kell Wind Trio

Alastair Roberts - Flute,        Geoffrey Smith - Clarinet,       Ian Harvey - Bassoon

 

The Kell wind trio has gained a reputation for giving lively and informative concerts which include music of many styles and genres - from music of the Baroque to accessible music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

 The Kell Wind Trio is named after the pioneering English instrumentalist Reginald Kell, who was the first clarinettist to use vibrato in orchestral concerts.

Their programme contains music from Haydn,  Tomasi, Mozart and Shostakovich. 

 

St Johns Church Chester

Welcome to St. John’s Church

Everybody is welcome to our Services as in Jesus Christ there are no barriers of age, race, colour, class, creed, intellect, sexual orientation or anything else; we are the same, precious children of God. We also don’t care how you dress either; be it suit and smart clothes or jeans and trainers. Nor will we pounce on you as soon as you come through the door and try and rope you in to as many activities as we can – we will welcome you, help you and let you find your feet.

As far as Archaeology, Architecture and History are concerned St John’s particularly is unsurpassed and within this site you will find considerable detail ranging from solid facts to some rather ‘wacky’ legends. I hope you enjoy your visit and will come back again.

St John’s is open daily to all people between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

God Bless

The Revd David Chesters, OBE
Rector of St. John the Baptist, Chester

Prayer Wall

Jesus Christ gave us a perfect example of prayer, in the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ and although his life was a hectic one he still found time to pray; and that one to one with God is something that we should value for ourselves.

Our Latest News

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The Minstrel’s Court

The Minstrels’ Court will be back in St. John's on Saturday 26th June. The court was first convened in the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St John the Baptist in 1204 by command of Earl Ranuf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester and Cheshire...

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Its affect on the World and the Church Let us take stock of the last year all that has been achieved been achieved but also our losses. This was a scenario the public health community throughout the world and the World Health Organisation itself had feared for...

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The Institution of the Last   Supper  Maundy Thursday

The Institution of the Last Supper Maundy Thursday

When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’ Then he took a cup,...

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