Sunday….. So Off to Church


The Church of John the Baptist, Cirencester

Often called the capital of the Cotswolds (though there are other Cotswold towns that would challenge the statement), is the Roman town of Cirencester.

At its centre is the Parish Church named after John the Baptist.

Built in the 1100’s. it dominates the main street and surroundings. The Tower was added as the Church and Cirencester grew in local importune during the 15th century.


An arcade of arches flank the nave, emphasising its dramatic height.  Like all 12th century churches there has been may modifications to the original building….. many to emphasise the wealth of the Wool Community, there was much inter town commercial rivalry within the Wool Trade.

Externally is a rather unique feature.  Dating to arround 1480 is the Perpendicular Porch a fine example of Gothic Architecture. Originally the porch stood as a separate frontage and was not joined to the Church until later in the 18th century. Now porch and church are one rather grand entity.


Enjoy your Sunday, relax if you can whilst preparing for the new week ahead…. and as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other


(C) David Oakes 2023

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