St John the Baptist

The present building dates back to the 13th century, but there is reason to believe that a church existed before this date and certainly by 1190.

About this church

The structure we see today is in the Early English style. Inside the east window is by Kempe and dates from 1900. There have been many alterations over the years, including  the latest major renovation which took place in 2015-16. The yew tree in the churchyard is said to be 1000 years old.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

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 Peter

More information about this church coming soon.

St Swithun

The first recorded reference in history to a church in East Retford comes from 1258 but most of the church was rebuilt in the 1650s, following the collapse of the tower in 1651.

St Helen

More information about this church coming soon.

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