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St John the Baptist, Church Bank

St John the Baptist, Church Bank, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5AT View on map

Grade II* listed parish church on site of earlier medieval churches. Designed by Staffordshire architect T Lewis at the expense of Ralph Sneyd and opened on 1st May 1870. Extensive churchyard with grade II listed 18th and 19th century graves in wildlife conservation area.


Opening Arrangements

Sundays 10:15am-11:15am and 12:30pm-1:30pm (except 22nd October 2017). Fridays 11am-12pm (except Good Friday). Every Wednesday and Saturday, 2pm-5pm. Access by appointment at any time, preferably 24 hours notice required. Access may be possible within 15 minutes of telephoning.


Keele lies 2½ miles to the west of Newcastle-under-Lyme on A525 The church is signposted form the Keele bypass. Rail: Stoke-on-Trent (4½ miles), Crewe (10miles). Bus: Regular services (Stoke to Keele), First No 25, D & G No 85A. The spire of the church can be clearly seen from the bus stop (6 mins walk) mainly uphill, steep in places. Wheelchair users need to contact keyholder for further advice.

Parking Spaces


25 Adjacent to the Lychgate. Street parking for a few cars at church.

Disabled Access

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