The Parish Church of Cirencester

The Parish Church of Cirencester is one of the largest parish churches in England and has been a place of Christian worship for well over a thousand years. The church is open every day of the year and welcomes thousands of visitors a year as well as its regular worshipping community who all see the church as a source of peace and prayer.

Although full of history, the Parish church of St John Baptist is a living building for people of all ages and all backgrounds, and everyone is valued here. The Parish Church of St John Baptist, often known as the Cathedral of the Cotswolds has recently undergone a period of restoration. The church is a popular venue for musical events throughout the year.

Two other Anglican churches make up the Parish of Cirencester:

Holy Trinity Church (left) is smaller than the Parish Church and is a very popular venue for baptism and weddings and where local schools often hold their festival services.




St Lawrence's Church  (right) is at the centre of the Chesterton community and acts as both a church (Sundays) and a hall (weekdays).


The Parish Office (which also covers Holy Trinity and St Lawrence’s church) is situated at the Parish Centre in Gosditch Street, Cirencester and is open Monday-Friday 9am to 1pm, T: 01285 659317