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Church, free entry

St John's Hospital and Chapel

St John's Hospital and Chapel


St John's Chapel

01543 251884


St. John Street,
WS13 6PB


The Chapel is the oldest part of St John’s. Except for a time in the 17th century when it was in a ruinous state, it has been used as a place of worship since 1135. It was originally a simple rectangular stone building. The original lancet windows did not permit much light and were developed during the ages.

In 1829, an aisle was built on the north side, the former wall being replaced by a three-bay arcade.

There was another major restoration in 1870. The walls of the nave were raised and a new high pitch roof built, buttresses were added to the outside of the south wall.

In 1984, magnificent stained glass by John Piper, representing Christ in Majesty was placed in the east window.

Conducted tours available on request. Please call 01543 251884.

Disabled access

Guided tours by prior arrangement Guide dogs accepted

Opening details

Monday - Saturday: 9:45 - 17:00, Sunday: 11:30 - 17:00


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 117091  Lat: 52.67989 Long: -1.82721


  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Guided tours by prior arrangement Guide dogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
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