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The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

Village of St John, Peel
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Amazing

Really loved our visit to the Royal Chruch - Anglican on an island where Methodists are numerous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney059
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Historic

The main significance of St Johns is the association with adjacent Tynwald Hill and all the history... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
CrumpySeaford
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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This unique Victorian church has a dual role as Parish Church and National Church, and is notable for its use on Tynwald day as a Court for the Legislature.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really loved our visit to the Royal Chruch - Anglican on an island where Methodists are numerous. The church and adjacent Tynwalad make a must see for any visitor with a love of history and scenery. I would return to spend more time in the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The main significance of St Johns is the association with adjacent Tynwald Hill and all the history that is associated with it.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I visited on Manx National Day, Wednesday 5th. July. A short service took place for dignitaries and invited guests only, which was relayed onto a big screen. Afterwards the church was open to everyone and is well worth a visit for the beautiful interior.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I visited the church in June 2017. The organ was completely covered in plastic sheeting, and I could find no information available about this - which would have been of interest to me.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Was amazed how much history was in this small area. It was very well maintained, clean and tidy. History was oozing from every building and monument. well worth reading up on before arrival so it means more. Loved the standing stones opposite the church.

1  Thank helgre2016
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Church is worth a visit if you are passing. Once a year (in July) the Manx Parliament (Tynwald) sits in the Church and the MP's have their own, named seats. It is a day of great ceremony and pageantry. Outside the Church is Tynwald...More

Thank Cliff J
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

A small place compared with other towns on the island but if your interested in history or architecture then your in the right place as the church seems to draw some considerable interest. This being the original meeting place for the islands parliament..

1  Thank Davejb2014
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Inside the church are war memorials and seats for members of Tynwald. A real cathedral-but not! A small chapel, with a fancy organ.

1  Thank Melissaaye
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is only a small Church but is beautiful in it's simplicity and steeped in history a must to see if visiting the Island, alongside Tynwald Hill where the oldest parliament in the world resides every year for the 5th July.

1  Thank 333Dianne
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

Church is beautiful, the setting is magical, the mound of the tynwald is something to behold and just in front of the church are some stones from pre-historic times. Also, in the nearby park you will find the remnants of a stone age burial. The...More

1  Thank ElenaNicolScorpio
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