Bamford, St John the Baptist

Bamford, St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist was designed by the famous Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield and consecrated in 1860.  Many of Butterfield’s original internal fixtures, fittings and stained glass still remain in the church.  Butterfield was known for his use of highly coloured materials as opposed to coloured surface decoration.  He used local Derbyshire fossil grey marble, limestone and terracotta reflecting the subdued colour schemes that were a feature of his later work.  St John’s is simply finished with colour and decoration focussed on the chancel, ‘leading the eye and soul of the worshipper to the heart of the church.’

A church guide is available, which will allow you the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the church, focussing on the most interesting features of the church both inside and out.

Please note that portable ramps are available for wheelchair access, but prior arrangements will need to be made for someone to move them into place.


Church always open
Access issues
Refreshments nearby
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Historical Significance
Famous Person

Main Road
Hope Valley
S33 0AY

Rev'd Jude Davis
01433 208905 /

Open times:

Open 10.00am- 4.00pm