In this paper, block parallel Gibbs sampling (BPGS) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) detection is proposed. In a conventional Gibbs sampling scheme, MIMO detection is carried out sequentially symbol-by-symbol. The proposed scheme divides a symbol vector to blocks and updates candidate transmit symbols in parallel in a block so that the total number of iterations in a unit period increases. Furthermore, maximum ratio combining (MRC) is adopted to BPGS to improve accuracy in this paper. Numerical results obtained through computer simulations show that bit error rate performance under high bit-energy-to-noise-spectrum-density conditions improves with the proposed scheme. It is also shown that the block size of three achieves the best performance when number of antennas is 16×16 and the number of iterations is 50.