St John the Baptist

A 170 year-old 'Victorian gem' set in its own churchyard in the heart of the pretty village of Kidmore End, South Oxfordshire, four miles north west of Reading.

Kidmore End, Oxfordshire

Opening times

In normal times, services are Sundays starting at 11am Eucharist.
The church is open at other times of the week until dusk, but at the moment best request an update from the churchwarden if you are planning a visit.


Tokers Green Lane
Kidmore End

The landmark St John's church complete with bellcote to the west end was built from knapped flint with stone dressings in 1852 and retains many of the original features of the Early English style.

The lychgate is framed with decades old Yew trees, and the gravel path leads to a gabled porch. A stone octagonal font is to the right of the main door; the pulpit has Salviati mosaic panels and the organ has ornate decorated pipes.

The Victorian Society have stated that the building is a 'Victorian Gem'. There are three Commonwealth Graves in the churchyard, which is lovingly cared for by a dedicated band of parishioners.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • On street parking at church

  • We have an enthusiastic music connection with a splendid Director of Music, concerts are arranged twice to three times a year.

  • The Patronal Festival of St John the Baptist is in June.

  • The church is linked to Christ the King, Sonning Common, within the same Parish, and events often join with this community, for example, an annual Wine & Song event held in the School Hall.

  • In normal times, services are Sundays starting at 11am Eucharist.

  • Church of England

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