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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Parish Church of St John the Baptist Cirencester

The 15th century Parish Church of St John the Baptist (the so-called "Cathedral of the Cotswolds") dominates the picturesque Market Place in the heart of Cirencester.

The mighty church tower is supported by magnificent flying buttresses which were added later when it was discovered the church had been built over a filled-in ditch.

The wine glass shaped pulpit is one of the few to have survived the Reformation.

The Anne Boleyn Cup, a silver goblet is on display inside the church. It was given by Queen Anne Boleyn to the physician Dr Richard Masters, in gratitude for his care of Anne Boleyn's daughter, the future Elizabeth I.

Parish Church of St John the Baptist
Market Place
Tel: 01285 654 552

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