Welcome to the Parish of Cirencester
If you are visiting Cirencester then time to see the magnificent, refurbished, Parish Church in the Market Place is essential. Whether you are visiting for a service, attending a concert, are admiring the architecture, are here to learn something of the history of the Parish, or simply to spend time in quiet, we pray that you will feel nearer to God and enjoy His peace.
Tower Opening Times 2017
MAY 27th, JUNE 24th, JULY 24th, AUGUST 19th
SEPTEMBER 9th (HERITAGE OPEN DAY) and SEPTEMBER 30th
Opening times: 10am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm
Everyone who makes the journey up and down the tower on these open days will receive a certificate to say they have been there!
The cost is £3 per adult and £1.50 for children over 8 and full time students. Unfortunately children under aged 8 are not permitted to climb the tower.
Tours of the Parish Church
Tours of the magnificent Parish Church of St John Baptist, adjacent to the Market Place in Cirencester, can be arranged to suit your itinerary, subject to service times.
Contact should be made through the Parish Office, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, Glos GL7 2AG Tel: 01285 659317
Tours cost £4 per person.
Groups (above 5 people) must contact the Parish Office and actually book a tour and check that the church is available at the time and then a steward can be allocated.
Can you help?
More volunteers are required for the church shop.
Could you spare an hour and a half to sell cards and gifts at the shop inside the Parish Church once or twice a week? You may work on your own or in pairs and will meet visitors from all over the world. Training given. Please contact Tina Gardiner or Caroline Mockett at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 659317. We can also be found in the Parish Church at coffee time on Sundays.
Gallery of Parish photographs
Fundraising for the Parish
Find out more... about fundraising for our existing mission and ministry and our new appeal to enable us to have children's workers and a youth worker in the parish.
Visiting and touring the church
Tours are available throughout the year and on special days the Tower is open to visitors who are prepared to climb the narrow steps to the top in order to enjoy a panoramic view over the town.
Concerts, exhibitions and festival
A comprehensive list of concerts, exhibitions and festivals offers visitors a range of activities.
Cirencester is one of the largest branches in the Diocese of Gloucester.
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