I welcome you to the website of the Parish of Chester (St Peter with St John the Baptist). The Parish contains two of the most historic churches in the City of Chester: The Parish Church – St John the Baptist and its Chapel of Ease, St Peter’s at the Cross, which is the Guild Church of the City.
We have much to offer by way of, first and foremost, witness of the Christian faith in this very secular age. Apart from our Services and you can find details of these in the worship section, we are involved very much at the sharp end of Christian Witness with our involvement with Church of the Night, Chester Aid to the Homeless which the Parish actively supports as it does with Cocaine Anonymous. In both St John’s and St Peter’s we welcome people of all faiths and none to share the peace that they offer in this busy rushing world.
Everybody is welcome to our Services as in Jesus Christ there are no barriers of age, race, colour, class,creed, intellect, sexual orientation or anything else; we are the same, precious children of God. We also don’t care how you dress either; be it suit and smart clothes or jeans and trainers. Nor will we pounce on you as soon as you come through the door and try and rope you in to as many activities as we can – we will welcome you, help you and let you find your feet.
As far as Archaeology, Architecture and History are concerned St John’s particularly is unsurpassed and within this site you will find considerable detail ranging from solid facts to some rather ‘wacky’ legends. I hope you enjoy your visit and will come back again.
The Revd David Chesters, OBE
Rector of Chester (St. Peter with St. John the Baptist)