St. John the Baptist Church Elmore
Address: St. John the Baptist Church, Gloucestershire GL2 3SP

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 bears two crying figures commemorating the departed. To the west of the Church is the Guise family mausoleum, now a ruin and located near 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.   

Disabled Parking - If you require disabled parking please contact and we will reserve you a space opposite the church gate. Please consult a parking steward on arrival and they will show you to your reserved space.

Refreshments - Refreshments will be available from our bar located in the marquee. The bar will be open from 6:30 - 9:30 pm for all evening concerts and from 1:30 - 3:30 pm for afternoon events. Cash and card will be accepted at the bar. 

WC - The church has a WC which is wheelchair accessible.