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St John the Baptist, Church Street

St John the Baptist, Church Street, Ruyton X1 Towns, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1LQ View on map

Grade I listed 12th century parish church built of local red sandstone with dark blue welsh slate roof. Consists of a four bay nave, a two stage west tower and a three way chancel. Interior contains late 13th century carved stone coffin lid found during the rebuilding of the porch in 1892. Several monuments including Francis Thorne d.1678 and his wife Beatrice d.1664, and a stone wall memorial commemorating George Augustus Selwyn d.1878, Bishop of Lichfield and first Bishop of New Zealand.


Opening Arrangements

Daily: 9am - 4pm.


From M6 junction 14, take the A34 to Stone/Stafford; take the first exit at the roundabout and then turn left onto B5405; turn left onto Newport Road; at the roundabout take third exit onto Newport Bypass and then left onto Chester Road, church is on the right. Train: Shifnal (10 miles)

Parking Spaces


Roadside parking.

Disabled Access

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