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St John

St John's is a grade II listed church built in 1866. It has a beautiful calm interior with a hammer beam wooden intricately carved ceiling and fascinating modern stained glass windows, including one of John Wesley preaching in the market place.

Llandudno, Gwynedd

Opening times

Thursdays 2.15pm to 4pm.
Fridays 10am to 12noon (refreshments available).


Mostyn Street
LL30 2NN

St John’s Methodist Church was part of the expansion of Llandudno in Victorian times.

The architectural Gothic Revival of the 19th century had an effect on Methodist churches. Thus St John’s has a corner tower with lancet windows (tall narrow windows with a pointed arch at the top), a tall spire and a dominant gable with a large multi-light arched window. The magnificent hammer-beam roof was added in 1877, covering over the original barrel ceiling. It seems that this alteration was made so soon after the building was completed because of problems with the acoustics; 'a talkative demon' that 'whispered in the rafters' and 'haunted the preacher'.

The church was carefully restored and renovated in the 1980s, including three new windows. The 'Resurrection window' in the chancel depicts an empty cross symbolising the resurrection of Jesus, red to symbolise the presence of the Spirit, and with shafts of gold radiating from the cross to represent the kingship of God and Christ. The two birds are an eagle, the symbol of St John the Evangelist, and a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Two new windows in the transepts were also created. The 'Wesley window' commemorates the founder of the Methodist Church, and another depicts Jesus commissioning the disciple Peter.

St John’s continues to be at the heart of the community of Llandudno, serving both residents and the many holiday-makers who flock to the town. It is a place of calm, tranquility and prayer on the high street.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Car park at church

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Wifi

  • Friday coffee mornings 10am to 12noon.

  • Healing service Thursday 2.15pm.

  • Toddlers singing Monday 10am to 11am.

  • Toddlers Wednesday 9.30am to 11am.

  • Methodist Church

Contact information

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