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St. John the Baptist Church Elmore Gloucestershire

About the venue

Elmore is a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Dudstone, county Gloucester, 5 miles S.W. of Gloucester. It is situated on the eastern bank of the River Severn. The church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, is an ancient stone structure with an embattled tower at the west end and an extensive churchyard.


The north aisle was the original chancel and the lower of the three sections of the tower is from the 13th century. The Church was restored in 1879-80 by F.S. Waller when the chancel was re-roofed and the nave and aisle roofs repaired. The font, pulpit and vestry screen are also of this date.


To the south side of the Church stand a remarkable array of tabletop tombs dating from the 15th century onwards. One tomb chest dates to 1472 having an incised line portrait of a knight in armour and inscriptions commemorating "Johannes Gyse and Alicia his wife". Another bear two crying figures commemorating the departed. To the west of the Church is the grade II listed Guise family mausoleum, now in the process of restoration by Historic England and located adjacent to the more recent Guise family burial ground.


Elmore Court, the ancient seat of the Guise family, is a handsome Elizabethan mansion situated nearby. It is the ancient centre of the village and the surrounding estate is managed by tenant farmers. 


Festival Information

Car parking

Parking will be easily accessible and is located in the field adjacent to the church. There will be parking stewards on hand to guide you to a parking space. If you require disabled parking please consult a parking steward on arrival and they will show you to a suitable space

Festival bar

Refreshments will be available from our bar located in the marquee next to the church. The bar will be open from 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm for all evening concerts and from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm for afternoon events.

We are proud to offer a selection of fine ales from the Wye Valley Brewery alongside wines, spirits and soft drinks. 


Cash and cards payments are accepted at the bar


Toilet Facilities

The venue is easily accessible by wheelchair and also has a restroom which is wheelchair accessible. If you require a wheelchair space for the performance please contact us in advance of the concert by Clicking Here and we will ensure there is a space made available for you

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Need further information?

If you require any further information regarding our upcoming Festival please do get in touch with us by Clicking Here and we will be very happy to help with any questions you may have


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