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 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.
In normal times St John's welcomes a thousand visitors each week and hosts many different celebrations for city institutions, charities and individuals. We open for a few hours each day although due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, we do not have set opening times. On most days you should find us open around lunchtime. We are working to standardise our opening times.
However, we are very much active as a community. We meet at St John's every Sunday at 10am for a Eucharist Service.
We also broadcast a Livestream which is streamed to Facebook and YouTube at 4pm each Sunday. There is an intro video from 3.55pm. The audio of the Livestream is available on the phone each Sunday at 5pm.
We also have a Eucharist at 12 noon on Fridays.
We also and post online on Facebook and Twitter regularly. Please visit the Worship section of our website for details.
If you would like to attend in the weeks ahead or if you wish to explore becoming part of the St John's Community please do just come along although you can let us know if advance that you are coming should you wish to. We will be delighted to hear from you.
We regularly post information on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please click here or see our Facebook and Twitter pages for details. Thank you for bearing with us during these difficult times.
The Rev'd Canon Sarah Jones