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St John the Baptist Church - Heritage Open Days 2019

13 September 2019 - 22 September 2019 Every day
  • Location: St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry, CV1 3AY
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: FREE

This striking Grade 1 collegiate church was described by Sir Gilbert Scott, the eminent Victorian architect as possibly the most beautiful church in the Country.

Hod 25 2019

Its history is unique with many points of interest including a Royal foundation dating from 1342.
Renowned for being the origin of the phrase 'Sent to Coventry' it also boasts the relic of St Valentine, a rare memento when 15th century monks promoted the idea that St George was born in Coventry. Also possesses a remarkable World War I memorial. Visitors can also delight in its stained glass, carvings, altar pieces, green men, grotesque's and the spectacular east window that fill this jewel in Coventry's medieval crown.

Guided tours inside and outside the venue are available and family trails with prizes. Meet Queen Isabella and walk on one of the few raised graveyards in Coventry. Children's 'Find the Green Man' competition, bell ringing and Ride and Stride in operation.

Opening times

Friday 13 September: 1000-1600
Saturday 14 September: 1000-1630
Sunday 15 September: 1115-1630
Monday 16 September: 1000-1500
Tuesday 17 September: 1000-1500
Wednesday 18 September: 1000-1500
Thursday 19 September: 1000 - 1600
Friday 20 September: 1000 - 1600
Saturday 21 September: 1000 - 1630
Sunday 22 September: 1115 - 1630

Booking details

Pre-booking: Preferred
Call: 07757942420
Go to:


On street parking outside church (cost applies).

Additional information

Max 20 people per tour/session. inside - at the church shop, outside- By the Green Man door As with the nature of the building there are areas where access is awkward but there is sufficient wheelchair friendly access areas to compensate. The raised graveyards can prove problematic in areas. If you would like to book a specific time for a tour to fit in with other tours you can contact 07757942420 to book or email, otherwise you can just turn up.


Coventry City Centre venue situated on the corner of Spon Street and Corporation Street.

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