St John the Baptist, Elkstones

Built in 1788, St John the Baptist at Elkstones contains the original box pews, the triple-decker pulpit, and what is (possibly!) the narrowest Altar in Christendom, all in a tiny but perfectly formed building.

It is worth seeking out in its position at the head of the valley, and a warm welcome awaits anyone who comes here to worship or to visit.

Planning your visit:

  • services usually take place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, but check the rota (see 'downloads')

  • services are normally from Common Worship

  • the church is generally open every day during daylight hours

  • there are no lavatory facilities - or, indeed, running water

  • there is no car park, but there is a limited amount of on-street parking

  • there is a short ramp down to the front door, then level access

  • the post code for Sat Nav is:  SK17 0LU