St. John's Northgate is an ancient Church with an active worshipping membership, reflecting a continuous worshipping community here for over a thousand years. The first building was a friary, one of a necklaces of Churches built around the Abbey. Then followed the 14th Century building (of which there is still evidence) removed in the 18th Century to make room for the Georgian Church. Its interior was subsequently altered by the Victorians and most recently refurbished to satisfy the demands of today’s worshippers – a Methodist society. Within the building there are a number of objects of interest. The Church also has a hall for functions in nearby St. John's Lane.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction - Listed historical Church- Grade II
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Church facilities all on one level except Chancel (100m step).
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Limited facilities by arrangement.
- Ramp/Level Access - Level access to Church and Hall, ramp internally between minor changes in level.
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Available in Church and Hall.
- Open all year
Map & Directions
From the North: Leave Junction 11 of the M5 and follow signs to Gloucester (A40). At the Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A38 and at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A430. Continue on the A430 (Kingsholm Road) until you get to a set of traffic lights. At the lights turn right onto Gouda Way. Take the next left on to Park Street and then turn left into Hare Lane. This is the closest car park to St. John’s Church. Come out of the car park and head left towards town (Sainsbury’s on your left). At the end of that road turn right onto Northgate Street, the Church is approximately 50 metres on your right.
From the South: Leave Junction 12 of the M5 and immediately follow the signs to Gloucester. At the Cross Keys roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At Waterwell’s roundabout take the first exit. At the major traffic lights turn right onto Cole Avenue (A38). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Finlay Road (A38). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Eastern Avenue and at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit (Eastern Avenue). At the traffic lights turn left onto Metz Way. At the traffic lights turn left on to Bruton Way. Continue forward onto Black Dog Way and continue forward at the next set of traffic lights. Take the next left on to Park Street and then turn left into Hare Lane. This is the closest car park to St. John’s Church. Come out of the car park and head left towards town (Sainsbury’s on your left). At the end of that road turn right onto Northgate Street, the Church is approximately 50 metres on your right.
Public Transport Directions
If you arrive by Train come out of the Train Station and cross Bruton Way and walk into the Bus Station. Walk to the far end of the Bus Station and out on to Market Parade. Cross the road and walk up Market Parade towards the city centre. Turn right into St. Aldates Street and continue (past the Co-Operative bank on your right and Debenhams on your left) until you reach Northgate Street. Turn left onto Northgate Street and cross the road. St. John’s Church is just on your right.
|Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Sunday services are usually at 10.30 with and evening serivce at 18.30pm. Visitors are asked to enquire before hand about general opening times.