John Vigar is a popular and charismatic tour guide with over 40 years experience showing people around historic churches.





John leads many private tours for The Arts Society (NADFAS), U3A, WI, National Trust and Historical Society groups throughout the year. His most popular are church tours where he arranges a day itinerary and personally guides your group around four churches in an area of your choice. John choose the churches, arranges for them to be open, suggests coffee,   lunch and tea stops and introduces each one to your group. As John has visited and recorded nearly 13,000 churches in England and Wales the tours can take place anywhere!



John is increasingly asked by visitors from abroad if he can drive them around England and Wales. He is pleased to arrange itineraries to suit your calendar and interests. These are particularly popular for those wishing to visit the burial places of their ancestors, or wishing to discover more about a particular area of the country. Accommodation is arranged in the type of establishment you request – from B&Bs to 5 star hotels. John delights in driving guests through the countryside, telling them the history of the places he drives through and the buildings visited. He is fully insured. Please contact John for an initial discussion.

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2019 Tours now booking (provisional itineraries)


Hazleton, Gloucestershire, St Andrew, romanesque capital

Thursday 14th March 2019

SUSSEX , Brede, Udimore, Icklesham, Westfield

Pick up Rochester, Maidstone, Tonbridge £35




ChelshamFriday 28th June 2019

SURREY, Godstone, Woldingham, Farleigh, Chelsham

Pick up Rochester, Maidstone, Tonbridge £35



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      Tuesday 9th July 2019

      ROMNEY MARSHDymchurch, Brookland, Newchurch, Snargate

Pick up Tonbridge, Maidstone, Rochester £35




Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, All Saints, exterior from south eastMonday 15th July 2019

NORFOLK, Four Fenland Churches 3 x Wiggenhalls and Tilney All Saints

Pick up Norwich Station 1t 0900 and Downham Market Station at 1000

book via Centre for Parish Church Studies



     Combe Martin, Devon, St Peter ad Vincula, rood screen, sad manThe best churches of North Devon 

Wednesday 15th May 2019 for 3 nights

Starts and ends at Barnstaple Station at 1400

                                   £595 per person £95 deposit


     Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalene, Norfolk, St Mary Magdalene, exterior from SE

Little known churches of North East Lincolnshire 

Monday 7th October 2019 for 3 nights

Starts and ends at Grimsby Town Station at 1400

                                   £595 per person £95 deposit