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 for a while.

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.

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.

Cathedral of the Peak Appeal

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

Get in touch

The Churchwardens

c/o The Church Office,
Tideswell Institute

SK17 8LQ
0780 286 4178
What's on

St John's Christmas Fair

for 3 hours
St John the Baptist Tideswell: The Cathedral of the Peak
Commercial Road Tideswell Buxton, SK17 8LF, GB

The Christmas Fair to raise funds for the Church will be held in The Old Grammar School [just behind the Church] on Saturday 25th November from 11 am to 2pm. There will be games, a bottle stall, raffle, cakes, jams and preserves, preloved items, handmade cards and gifts plus many others. Refreshments will be on sale.

If anyone could donate a bottle for the bottle stall these can be left in church in one of the rear pews behind the font. Many thanks if you can do this.

Please come along and join us if you can.

Christmas Eve 9.30p.m-11p.m. - Church open for viewing of the lit candles.



Our parish of Tideswell: St John the Baptist is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Derby’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 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 PSO ( dedicated phone number 07523756601) or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (please call 01332 388678 or complete the Safeguarding Concern Form).
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Safeguarding Concern Form