St John the Evangelist

Built on Norman foundations with typical 16th century Cosin woodwork.

About this church

From here on a clear day it is said you can see three counties.

Key Features

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

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

Whitworth Parish Church

First mentioned in 1183 in the Bolden Book, here are two 13th century stone effigies of a knight in armour and his lady.

St Andrew

A 13th century collegiate church with Saxon remains, of particular interest is a Saxon cross reconstructed using both original late 8th century and modern replacement sections of stonework.

St John

Shildon is a railway town and railway pioneer Timothy Hackworth is buried at St John's.

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