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St John the Baptist, Church Bank

St John the Baptist, Church Bank, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5AT View on map

Grade II listed parish church on site of earlier medieval churches. Designed by Staffordshire architect T Lewis at the expense of Ralph Sneyd and opened on 1st May 1870. Extensive churchyard with 18th and 19th century graves in wildlife conservation area.


Opening Arrangements

Sundays, 10am - 11am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm (except 23rd October and 25th December); Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11th May - 17th September, 2pm - 5pm; Wednesday 6th January, 9am - 3pm; Tuesday 11th October, 9am - 2pm; Fridays, 11:30am - 12:30pm.


Keele lies 2½ miles to the west of Newcastle-under-Lyme on A525 The church is signposted form the Keele bypass. Rail: Stoke-on-Trent (4½ miles), Crewe (10miles). Bus: Regular services (Stoke to Keele), First No 25, D & G No 85A and Scraggs No 52. Regular hourly service from Crewe station on D&G route 85A. Stoke via Newcastle. From Stoke-on-Trent station, First bus 25 or 25X or Bakerbus route 75 or X75 to the Yew Tree, Keele Village. St John's is 6 minutes walk from bus stop (steep incline in places). Frequent service

Parking Spaces


Adjacent to the Lychgate. Street parking for a few cars at church bank.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes