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St John the Baptist, North Baddesley a listed place of worship

St John the Baptist is an ancient chapel, with a very human scale and past links to the Knights Hospitallers. It stands to the North of the present village of North Baddesley

St John the Baptist, North Baddesley continues to host a living church community and is in regular use for worship and as a venue for events.

St John the Baptist's address is Flexford Rd, North Baddesley, Hampshire, SO52 9DF

Seating

  1. Fixed wooden pews elevated from the floor by aroudn 8-10 cm
  2. Capacity is: 50 - 85

Site access situation

  1. The site is in a historic churchyard which has grass paths and significant inclines
  2. There is a threshold into the church porch and then a drop of about 10cm from the porch to the nave floor
  3. There is a step up from the nave to the chancel at the rood screen. If you are unable to reach the altar, servers will ensure you are included as much as possible in the service.

Access arrangements for all

Nave is uneven brick and stone flooring in this ancient building. People using rolllators or wheelchairs will find suitable space near the font and will be warmly weclomed

At present there is no loop for hearing aid users

Construction details

  • Certainly in use before 1089 AD
  • Recent restoration has seen the wooden barrel vault of the east end repainted in its medieval splendour. Rededicated 1304 to St John the Baptist when the Knights Hospitallers had their headquarters next door. As is common building has been repeatedly altered. Parts of Chancel are C15, west tower and west wall from the 1670’s. Chancel rebuilt in 15th Century, a short engaged tower built in 1674. All restored by Gilbert Scott 1879
  • Building listing number: Grade II* listed - 1093668

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