St John’s Cafe & Shop

Experience history and flavour at our café and shop nestled within the iconic St. John’s Church, Chester. Indulge in culinary delights and discover unique treasures in a serene setting.

Nestled within the historic walls of St. John’s Church in Chester, our café offers a truly unique experience, where history, culture, and culinary delights converge. With its serene ambiance and rich heritage, St. John’s Church provides the perfect backdrop for our café, creating an atmosphere that is both welcoming and enchanting.

The café’s interior seamlessly blends modern comfort with timeless elegance, featuring spectacular seating in view of the church’s architectural splendor.

In addition to our beverages and snacks, our café also serves as a hub for community engagement and cultural enrichment. We host regular events such as live music performances,  providing a platform for local artists and creatives to showcase their talents.

But perhaps the most enchanting aspect of our café is its sense of warmth and hospitality. Our dedicated staff are passionate about providing exceptional service, ensuring that every guest feels like a cherished member of the St. John’s Church community. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick coffee or for spiritual rejuvenation, you’ll be greeted with a smile and treated with the utmost care and attention.

In essence, our café at St. John’s Church Chester is more than just a place to have a coffee, it’s a destination where history, culture, and culinary excellence converge to create an unforgettable experience for all who enter its doors. Come join us and discover the magic for yourself.

A Bit About St. John’s Project

The St. John’s Project was created in 2008, and its foremost mission is to revivify the church of St. John to its former glory, keeping it alive for future generations.

The project is fast-growing and 100% voluntary, recruiting members from all corners of society: students, retirees, employed, unemployed, religious and secular. Seeking to become a hub for individuals and organisations around Chester, the SJP needs people who are active in understanding and conserving the local history.

The project also works to promote the urgent conservation and enhancement of Chester’s oldest church, engaging all elements of the community to establish links to other key heritage sites within the city.

We want the public to truly appreciate the intricate, fascinating history that St. John’s has to offer. Through the mediums of video, guided tours and historical re-enactments, the project has strived to enkindle the past, imbuing our visitors with a love for Chester’s history. The SJP endeavours to put St. Johns high on the list of Chester’s must-see tourist attractions.

One of the greatest things about this project is that anyone can get involved, whatever your speciality, as we operate from the community for the community. Actors, writers, marketers, product designers, etc. – there will be a way you can help.