Historic St John

St John's the Baptist is one of the UK's most important churches dating back to 1395 with worship taking place on the site since 11th Century. Discover this Grade 1 Listed building.

How to Help

You can help in so many ways by visiting the village, attending one of the FoSJ events, provide a one off donation or become a member of the charity.

New guide book to St John’s..

We are delighted to announce that a new and more comprehensive guide book to St John’s is available for purchase with thanks to Antony Pritchett and Bernard O’ Sullivan.

What is the aim of the charity?

The Friends of St Johns, Tideswell (the Cathedral of the Peak), is a group which has been established to support the maintenance of this historic, grade 1 listed building with in the village of Tideswell. The architecture of this fascinating building and the integration within the village has a significant importance.

Tideswell would not be Tideswell without this unique and historic church. Everyone who lives in Tideswell benefits from this building, whether they worship at the church; get married at the church, attend a local event at the church, get pleasure from passing the unique architecture every day or benefit from the tourists drawn to the village due to the church.

Together we can support the continuation of this fascinating building and this website will start to build up a digital archive of images, documents and interactive web pages to bring the church to you, whether you live in Tideswell or New Zealand.

Thank you to Pete Roberts for the images of the church using a drone and also to Bernard O'Sullivan photography of Inside Out Photography Inside Out Photography.

We have lots of exciting new developments to support the work of the charity, so please Like Facebook, Share Instagram, Follow Twitter or sign up here:

How to become a Friend of St John

1) To become a friend of St John's please donate £3 a month via our Just Giving

How to help - ad hoc donation

You can visit our Just Giving page to send us a one off donation.

How to help - spread the word

Please help spread the word of this new charity and group. Please Like Facebook, Share Instagram, Follow Twitter or sign up below to register your support.