St John the Baptist Tideswell: The Cathedral of the Peak

Welcome to the home page of St John the Baptist Church, “The Cathedral of the Peak” in the Derbyshire Parish of Tideswell.

St John's Tideswell is open for private prayer from 10am - 4pm daily unless there is a funeral or wedding. All are welcome in this ancient space where people have prayed for centuries, take a slow walk round the church or simply sit-down in the seats indicated for as long as you find helpful. 

The Churches of Tideswell Parish welcome all, irrespective of age or ability, race or faith commitment, gender or sexuality. For contact details or information about services and events, news and notices, please go to the relevant pages in the Menu bar.
Coronavirus Guidance: Sunday services (Covid-safe format) are being held in a number of our churches at this time.

DailyHope, a free national telephone line, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone. The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

Safeguarding The Parish of Tideswell: St John the Baptist is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops' guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) (phone 07523756601). The Diocese of Derby’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Cathedral of the Peak Appeal

Please help to raise >£273k for Restoration and Modernisation.

Get in touch

Rev. Simon White

The Vicarage, 6 Pursglove Drive

SK17 8PA

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Holy Communion

Every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. for 30m
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Commercial Road

A 'said' service of Common Worship Communion (no hymns, short address) in the Lady Chapel, to which all are welcome.

Common Worship

Our churches at Tideswell, Litton, Cressbrook and Wormhill are open during the day. Please check church notice boards for exact timings. Books of condolence available to sign.
Commemorative Service at 5pm on Sunday 18th, Tideswell.