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St John the Baptist

A long flight of steps leading up to it from the town square gives great presence to this distinguished looking limestone building whose walls are topped with a parapet of intricately pierced stonework.

Axbridge, Somerset

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It is always a delight to show visitors around our beautiful church.


The Suqare
BS26 2AP

The light interior, with its high ceilings, and large windows with clear glass, owes much to a more than usually sensitive late Victorian restoration of a mainly 15th century building.

The remarkable blue and white ceiling of the nave was painstakingly created in decorative plasterwork by a local craftsman in 1636, for the sum of ten guineas.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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