St John's is a Christian community for older people who can live independently, which is set in two wonderful locations in the historic city of Lichfield. St John's is an almshouse founded in 1495 that provides modern unfurnished accommodation for single men, women and married couples in well equipped apartments. Our original site goes back to 1135 at St John's without the Barrs which is a peaceful setting situated by the Chapel. New apartments were also built in the Cathedral Close and are known as St John's within The Close, which has comfortable accommodation and looks out over Minster Pool. 18 new apartments are under construction at St John's without the Barrs, which are due for completion by the end of 2016. Further information is available on the 'Vacancies' page. The town centre is a short level walk from both sites and health centres and a new modern hospital are also conveniently located. Lichfield is situated on the main West Coast railway line with fast trains to London and also on the local line to Birmingham. We are also near the National Memorial Arboretum.