St. John the Baptist Church, St. Johns Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HF
Have you visited Winchester's 'gem' on the ancient Pilgrims' Way? Heritage Open Days is a wonderful time to visit as we will have guides available on Saturday to answer questions and to help you discover the beauty of this 12th century church.
Winchester's oldest parish church, St John's, built in the 12th century, is situated on the ancient Pilgrim's Way between Winchester and Canterbury. Described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘a gem', the restoration has revealed its medieval simplicity and beauty. There are also some of the stunning later features including its spectacular south window, wall paintings and screen.
● Thursday 13 September: 1000-1700
● Friday 14 September: 1000-1700
● Saturday 15 September: 1000-1700
● Sunday 16 September: 1100-1900
No booking required.
Sloped entrance through North Churchyard. Nave accessible to wheelchairs. Please note that the floor of this medieval church is uneven in places.
On Saturday members of the congregation will be available to answer questions, the on-site accessible toilets will be open, and there will also be refreshments. On Sunday the parish eucharist takes place from 9.30am until 10.30am - all are welcome to join us.
St John's Church is located in St John's Street, about half way up on the left hand side (when approaching from the City). Please note there is no parking available at the church (narrow one way residential street) but is only a short walk from the City centre.