St John the Baptist

The church sits at the centre of the parish of Claines, with the very well known and popular 'Mug House' public house in the church grounds.

About this church

This is one of only two pubs in a churchyard in England and is believed to be 700 years old!

The churchyard is immense and timed right, a visit will provide ample opportunity to walk through meadow flowers. Inside, the church does not fail to please either. The sunlight coming through the stained glass enhances the wonderful sense of calmness that is felt when you walk through the door. A lovely Jesse tree is just one of the gems waiting to greet you.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Philip & St James

In 2019 the church celebrated its 150th Anniversary continuing the worship started in Saxon times.

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