The City Parish of St John the Baptist stands at the heart of Cardiff City Centre.

The church dates from the 12th Century and is one of Cardiff's oldest remaining mediaeval buildings. We are next to the Covered Market and in the centre of Cardiff's main shopping area.

Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Sophia Gardens (the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club) and Cardiff Arms Park (the home of Cardiff Blues) and St David's Hall are all within our parish boundaries as is the main campus of Cardiff University, its Chaplaincy and offices for the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council.

St John's welcomes a thousand visitors each week and hosts many different celebrations for city institutions, charities, and individuals.


St John's is a Diverse, Liberal and Inclusive Church with a heart for social justice. The community that gathers here believes itself called to share in God's mission by welcoming people of all ages, cultures and traditions to worship, witnessing to Christian faith, knowing God and making God known by serving Christ in both our visitors and our neighbours.

Come and visit us. We are open most days between 10am and 3pm and all day on Sundays.

Come to a service and consider the greater questions of life.

You will be most welcome.

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