St John the Baptist


John Betjeman described this as 'the best church in Wilts'.

About this church

The Grade I building itself is of many periods. Its major charm is the complete Gothick furnishing of 1815-6 reredos, matching pulpits, pews and panelling.

Key Features

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

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Upcoming special events at St John the Baptist

Other nearby churches


St Katharine

This large estate church in the woods with a tall spire was built for the Second Marchioness of Ailesbury by TH Wyatt in 1861.


Holy Cross

Ramsbury was the seat of the Bishops of Wiltshire from 909 to 1058 from which period fragments of crosses remain.

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