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Tideswell, St John the Baptist

A welcoming Christian presence to all in the heart of Tideswell based at the magnificent 14th century building known as the Cathedral of the Peak.


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Friends of The Cathedral of the Peak

There is an extensive article on the history of Tideswell church on Wikipedia!

Your Invitation!

St John the Baptist Church is at the heart of the Derbyshire village of Tideswell in the Peak District National Park. Since the 14th Century, our historic building has been home to a lively and creative Christian Community and is to this day!

Look out for cafe church, a great opportunity to meet us and enjoy fantastic coffee and muffins! Search for “Taste and See” for more details or check out the calendar.

The Church building is open each day from 9am to 6pm, call in and explore if you are visiting the area or calling at a local event. Our church is in the Diocese of Derby and part of the Church of England, working closely with other churches in the area.





There is a service of worship at St John the Baptist Church in Tideswell every Sunday morning plus services in at least two of the village churches each sunday. Visitors to the area will be warmly welcomed. 

Our usual sunday pattern is……. 

8am Holy Communion, St John the Baptist, Tideswell (First sunday of each month). A quiet service without hymns, lasting about 30minutes.

9.30am Holy Communion, St John the Baptist, Tideswell (replaced by Taste and See, cafe style worship for all ages in the Church Institute on the 1st sunday of each month)

11am Holy Communion at Litton (1st and 3rd Sunday) or Cressbrook (4th Sunday)

3pm Tea and Hymns at Cressbrook (2nd Sunday) an informal service with prayer and readings plus popular hymns.

3pm Roots and Shoots at Wormhill on the 3rd Sunday of each month (this replaces evening service on 3rd sunday)

6.30pm Evening Service at Wormhill (usually Holy Communion on 2nd and 4th Sunday, Evening Prayer on 1st sunday but this may vary).

There is also a service of Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel at John the Baptist, Tideswell at 9.15am each Tuesday morning.

Please ring 01298 871317 if you need directions or want to check details.

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