OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 04, 2016.
Webpage updated: February 15, 2016

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

The Anglican Church of Saint John the Baptist was situated in Duke Street, Devonport.  It no longer exists.

Saint John's was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1797 and built in 1799 as a proprietary chapel, the cost of 7,700 being raised by subscriptions.

The stone building was very plain: so plain that it was said that if it was not for the cupola, it would be mistaken for a parish tithe barn.

Saint John's did not become a separate parish until 1887.

During the Second World War it was converted into Saint John's Community Centre.   In 1953 it was being used by the Dockland Settlement.  In 1953 the services were being held at Saint Aubyn's.

The organ was transferred to the Church of Saint Michael in Albert Road and the parish was merged with Saint Aubyn's in February 1958, following which the Church was demolished.