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The City Parish Church of Cardiff St John the Baptist is probably the most popular church among the visitors as it is located at the city center in the middle of the pedestrian street next to Cardiff Market. It dates from the 12th century and that makes it the oldest remaining medieval building after Cardiff Castle

St John the Baptist was the man sent by God to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus. He called people to turn from their sinful ways and remake their relationship with God and as a sign of their desire to do this he led them into the river Jordan and poured water over each person?s head. Near the main door you can see the Baptismal Font (pic 2) that symbolizes this. Next to the font is a second font concealed to the floor, it?s big enough to take water for the baptism of an adult by immersion.

Sometimes ancient churches that were dedicated to St John were built with the interior slightly lower than outside so we had to step down into it as if into the river Jordan! (pic 3)

The interior is simple (pic 4) but there are some nice vitro windows. Window at Pic 5 made by Rust?s Glass and shows Christ blessing the little children.

It is open for prayer Monday to Saturday 10.00-15.00

Sunday services include Sung Eucharist & Sunday School(10.00), Evening Prayer with Hymns(18.00)
Some times they organise organ concerts but we didn?t attend any. There?s also a tea room but we didn?t visit it.

Address: St Johns Lane
Directions: Next to city centre?s covered market
Phone: 02920395231
Website: http://www.cardiffstjohncityparish.org.uk

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  • Written May 22, 2011
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