The Cathedral of the Peak
The Cathedral of the Peak
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An historic, grade 1 listed building with in the village of Tideswell. The site has a recorded history approaching a thousand years, the current building approximately six hundred and thirty. The Church is Grade 1 listed (since 1967) as “one of the most important of the county's medieval parish churches. The "Friends of St John, Tideswell" (FoSJ) is established for the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and adornment of the Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Tideswell (The Cathedral of the Peak) in the Diocese of Derby and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments and chattels which belong to the church, in the church and churchyard, for the public benefit." Our broader purposes are to afford the general public, and generations to come the opportunity to experience the majesty of St John’s and to allow continued Christian witness there.
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Michael B
London, UK8 contributions
A visit to the parish church, fondly named 'the Cathedral of the Peak' is a 'must visit' when you're in Tideswell. My parents were married here and as a child I visit very often when staying with my Gran who lived in Tideswell. The Chanel with its carved pew end, central tomb and brass memorial of Bishop Pursglove in pre-reformation regalia are personal highlights
Written 11 September 2022
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Teacake_Taster
Chesterfield, UK951 contributions
Couples
Been intending to visit this church for a while so we parked up in the village and had a wander around. The church has an interesting history with several metal plaques and an impressive creed on one of the walls. There is a lot of well crafted woodwork. The small organ is fascinating. The church is trying to raise money, apparently to get it better used, which is good because it felt a little bit abandoned. I’ve been round a few churches recently and a lot of them focus very much on the history of the church, which is important but why are they there, how do they function, who spends so much time in these places, caring for them and why,,,
Written 7 September 2022
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codfish53
Stanford-Le-Hope, UK116 contributions
Couples
Visited with friends after a weekend wedding. Beautiful old church with great interior. Loved the reference to the martyrs.
Written 19 August 2022
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JosephineWard17
Chelmsford, UK107 contributions
Couples
It was a beautiful church. Lovely place to go and reflect. We walked around the grounds as well as inside. It was very calming.
Written 12 August 2022
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keenalan
Crowle, UK9 contributions
We spent a couple of days staying in Tideswell. During a walk the around the village we spent a little time looking at the displays within the church
Written 20 March 2022
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Squizzys adventures
Roade, UK109 contributions
Family
Really pretty and so imposing in this part of the village.
Great Architecture and lovely to walk around. If you Visit with little ones take stroll up the street past the George pub and find a great park on the left!
Written 26 July 2021
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,404 contributions
The size and decor of this church is quite surprising considering it is in a fairly small village. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area
Written 14 September 2020
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Daphne L
Norwich, UK50 contributions
Couples
This imposing building is well worth a visit. Outstanding stained glass windows and embroidery. Beautiful carvings on pew ends.
Written 12 September 2020
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Eileen
44 contributions
Couples
We literally did not expect such a wonderful Parish church of amazing sizes in this pretty historical village .. we knew about the “well dressing” in Tideswell but had no idea how big the “Cathedral in the Peak District” was ... A truly beautiful Anglican Church .. it retained its “Parish” feel inside by the parishioners using the sink area for their flower arranging and presumably coffee mornings Etc once they can resume .. a lovely display of cards and books with an honesty box to make your purchases ... thank you to everyone for keeping such a place open and available for all to visit
Written 27 August 2020
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Michaela K
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Friends
When visiting Tideswell I always visited the cathedral. it's lovely and small and worth going into it
Written 25 July 2020
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