St John the Baptist, Church Bank

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

Grade II* listed parish church (1870). Originally Knights Templar foundation. Window glass (1293) brough to Keele by the last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, recently identified. Has complete set of Clayton and Bell windows. Extensive churchyard with listed 18th and 19th century memorials and wildlife conservation area.

Opening Arrangements

Fridays, except Good Friday from 11am-12pm; Sundays 10am-11am and 12.30pm-1.30pm except for Sunday 20th October; from 15th May- 7th September 2pm-5pm; 16th April and 1st October 10am-3pm.


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 and G No 85A. The spire of the church can be clearly seen from the bus stop (6 mins walk) mainly uphill, steep in places. Wheelchair users need to contact key holder for further advice.

Parking Spaces


Adjacent to Lychgate. Street parking for a few cars in Church Bank.