Church of St John the Evangelist, Lancaster, Lancashire
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A boom-time church for a rich city parish
St John's is a product of industry and prosperity, built in 1754-55 when the congregation of the nearby Priory church became too large. The Georgian tower was added in 1784. Lancaster's port on the River Lune was thriving, the population was growing and the church reflects this in its stylish, urbane interior.
Everything about it is smart. There are galleries over the aisles and numbered box pews below.
The church is full of gleaming polished wood and rich colours. Two Victorian stained-glass windows are both sumptuous and subtle.
Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.
Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here
Text LAN to 70970 to give £5
Text LAN to 70191 to give £10
Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A beautiful interior painted roof
A light-filled gem with a Shakespearean connection.
Disabled access information
Low step into church. Steps onto chancel. Stairs to gallery
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Junction of North Road and Chapel Street.
Nearest railway station: Lancaster (0.5 mile).
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Lancaster St. John the Evangelist - Your Church Tour Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, & Merseyside County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Lancashire churches are in our North region.
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