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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.


4 miles west of A5 Shrewsbury to Oswestry road, on the north side of A4397 in the centre of the village. Rail: Shrewsbury and Gobowen (10 miles). Bus: Arriva service no 576.

Parking Spaces


Roadside parking.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes