St John the Baptist

St John's church is located on the north side of High Street, on the western margins of the former village.

Nelson, Gwent

Opening times

Church open for services , at other times contact the Parish Priest for access.


High Street
CF46 6HA

It was built in 1887-9 to designs of architect EH Lingen Barker of Hereford. It has a six bay nave and short, lower chancel with short north and south transepts, in the Early English style with plate tracery and bar tracery. The roof is arch braced on stone corbels carved with naturalistic flowers.

The church was extended in 1904 with the addition of a western tower. A gabled south porch may also have been added at this time.

St John's is a community church, very well used and a much loved community space in the busy rural village of Nelson.

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Community Food Cooperative, Thursdays 10.30am to 1.30pm.

  • Community Food Larder, daily from 8.30am.

  • Church in Wales

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