The City Parish of St John the Baptist is among the oldest in Cardiff. The church is next to city centre’s covered market, and is the oldest remaining mediaeval buildings in the city after Cardiff Castle, dating from the 12th century.
In late Victorian times there were six daughter churches serving the densely populated central Parish of the City.
There are twenty one Parish churches in Cardiff Deanery of the Church in Wales diocese of Llandaff, serving the areas around the city centre and its surrounding residential areas.
Cardiff University Chaplaincy and its main campus are within the City Parish.
St John’s welcomes a thousand visitors a week and hosts many different celebrations for city institutions, charities, and individuals.
Cardiff’s mediaeval castle, the Welsh National stadium, the city’s main shopping centre, national and civic institutions are all based within the parish.
The community that gathers at St John’s Church believes itself called to share in God’s mission by welcoming people of all ages cultures and traditions to worship, witnessing to Christian faith, knowing God and making God known by serving Christ in both our visitors and our neighbours.