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St John the Baptist, Knaresborough
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St John the Baptist, Knaresborough
54°00′34″N 1°28′19″W / 54.00951°N 1.47185°W / 54.00951; -1.47185Coordinates: 54°00′34″N 1°28′19″W / 54.00951°N 1.47185°W / 54.00951; -1.47185
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church / Central
Website Knaresborough Anglican team website
History
Dedication St John
Administration
Parish Knaresborough
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven
Episcopal area Ripon Episcopal Area
Diocese Diocese of Leeds
Province Province of York
Clergy
Rector The Revd Garry Hinchcliffe

St John the Baptist Church is a parish church in the Church of England located in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. It is the largest church in the town.

History

Records of a church on this site date back to at least 1114 when records from Nostell Priory, Wakefield show that King Henry I granted the "Church at Cnaresburgh" to the canons at Nostell. The church was originally dedicated to St Mary but was changed to its current name in the 16th century following reform after the English reformation. The bells were hung in 1774 and the clock erected in 1884.

On 5 February 1952 the church was designated a grade I listed building.

Present day

The church is located off Church Lane close to the North bank of the River Nidd. The church was the seat of the suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough.

The parish of Knaresborough is part of the Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven in the Diocese of Leeds.

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