The Church of St John the Baptist - Glastonbury, Somerset
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Visitors - Planning a Visit

If you are planning to visit us, please note that we aim to be open as follows:

Monday to Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm, throughout the year
Monday to Friday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, from Easter to September

We are also open on some afternoons outside these months but it is better to check with us first, if you are making a special trip to see us.

Glastonbury Tor Viewed From The Tower - click for enlargementIf you are planning to bring a group to St John's and would like a guided tour, a meal or a trip up the tower, please download the 'Application for a Group Visit' (see Publications), complete it and return it to the Parish Office.

Please allow plenty of time for visiting Glastonbury! If you are fit, you may climb the Tor and/or Wearyall Hill, where Joseph of Arimathea reputedly planted his staff and it took root. There is Glastonbury Abbey and its grounds and the Rural Life Museum. But please take time to visit St John's Church. A place of welcome; a place of peace, a place of refreshment; both physical and spiritual.

Glastonbury Abbey Viewed From The Tower - click for enlargementThere are hotels, B&Bs, caravan and camping sites, all within a gentle walk of St John's (visit the Tourist information web site on our links page). In the church you can obtain light refreshments and, as part of our outreach, the Bay Tree cafe operates from St John's Centre, adjacent to the church.

Finally, look at other sections of this site so that you can be aware of what may interest you specifically about St John's Church.

A printable map is available from our Publications section.

We hope you enjoy your visit.