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160 Churches to explore in England


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford CathedralNew St, Chelmsford CM1 1TY, UK

Chelmsford Cathedral is one of the youngest cathedrals in England and stands at the heart of the newest city. It became a cathedral when the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford was created in 1914 and is the seat of the Bishop of Chelmsford. One of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Chester Cathedral
Chester CathedralSt Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY, UK

Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the north, which are also listed Grade I. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building.

Chesterfield Parish Church
Chesterfield Parish ChurchChurch Way, Chesterfield S40 1XJ, UK

It is the largest church in Derbyshire, a built-in local stone in a Decorated Gothic style. Altogether it’s a church much like any other in England, unremarkable except for its strangely crooked tower. It lies within the Diocese of Derby, in which it forms part of the Archdeaconry of Chesterfield. One of the iconic attractions in this area as well as a famous pilgrimage site too.

Chichester Cathedral
Chichester CathedralChichester PO19 1PX, UK

Chichester Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Chichester. It is located in Chichester, in West Sussex, United Kingdom. It was founded as a cathedral in 1075 when the seat of the bishop was moved from Selsey. It has fine architecture in both the Norman and the Gothic styles, and has been described by the architectural critic Ian Nairn as "the most typical English Cathedral".

Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church CathedralSt Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK

Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the Anglican diocese of Oxford, which consists of the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. It is also the chapel of Christ Church at the University of Oxford. This dual role as cathedral and college chapel is unique in the Church of England. The cathedral is visited by thousands of people each year, who pray, worship or simply enjoy the stillness and profound sense of history it inspires.

Christ Church Meadow
Christ Church MeadowOxford OX1 4JF, UK

Christ Church meadow is a rare open space at the heart of Oxford, open to the public all year round. Though seemingly tranquil, the meadow is highly variable, with seasonal flooding and a variety of wildlife that comes and goes. During the Civil War it proved invaluable as a defence against the Parliamentarian forces, but visitors are nowadays more likely to encounter a rare English Longhorn cow than a soldier besieging the city. b

Church of All Saints, Pocklington
Church of All Saints, PocklingtonPocklington, York YO42 2AX, UK

All Saints, known locally as the "Cathedral of the Wolds", is a beautiful Grade 1 listed medieval building set in the center of the bustling market town of Pocklington, at the foot of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. It was built between 1190 and 1460 but there has been Christian worship on the site since the 7th century. The Church is open daily, offering a quiet place for prayer and reflection.

Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge
Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, CambridgeChurch of Our Lady and the, English Martyrs, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1JR, UK

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs, also known as the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs (OLEM), is an English Roman Catholic parish church located at the junction of Hills Road and Lensfield Road in southeast Cambridge. It is a large Gothic Revival church built between 1885 and 1890.

Church of St Mary
Church of St MaryChurch St, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9QA, UK

This majestic church was an ancient Parish and Civic Church of Nottingham. The present building, over 500 years old, is believed to be at least the third church on the site. It is an iconic example of Nottingham’s prosperity during the 15th century. Its magnificent architecture - massive tower, slender columns, huge windows and alabaster monuments. is an iconic example of Nottingham’s prosperity during the 15th century. Its magnificent architecture - massive tower, slender columns, huge windows

Church of St Mary
Church of St MaryAbbey Plain, Whitby YO22 4JR, UK

St Mary’s Church Leake is a beautiful grade 1 listed church in the shelter of the North Yorkshire Moors. It is a place of calm next to the busy A19 as it connects York to Teesside. The church is open daily as a place of stillness and prayer. The chapel stands close to the site of the battle of Towton of 1461, which was part of the Wars of the Roses. In the 1930s it was saved from neglect by a local group of ramblers, and is known locally as the Ramblers' Church

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Church of St Mary the VirginSt Mary's Pl, Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1DX, UK

The church of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. The church is now the only complete medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times and has beautiful additions from the twelfth-century onwards. It was now one of the iconic attraction in this area as well as a pilgrimage site.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wellingborough
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wellingborough177 Knox Rd, Wellingborough NN8 1PX, UK

This church is the masterpiece of Sir Ninian Comper built between 1908 and 1930. It is a free essay in the gothic style fearlessly mixed with classical appropriations. The design and interior of the church were influenced by the Oxford Movement and the Victorian revival of ritualism. It was one of the main attractions in this area and is visited by many tourists along.

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Garton on the Wolds
Church of St Michael and All Angels, Garton on the WoldsGarton-on-the-Wolds, Driffield YO25 3ES, UK

The Church of St Michael and all Angels, Garton on the Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a church of medieval origins that was built c.1132 for the prior of Kirkham Abbey. Long connected to the Sykes family of Sledmere, Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th Baronet engaged John Loughborough Pearson to undertake a major reconstruction of the building in 1856–1857.

Clifton Cathedral
Clifton CathedralClifton Park, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3BX, UK

The Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the city of Bristol. Located in the Clifton area of the city, it is the seat and mother church of the Diocese of Clifton and is known as Clifton Cathedral. One of the iconic attractions in this area and also a major pilgrimage site.

Coventry Cathedral
Coventry CathedralPriory St, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK

The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael, commonly known as Coventry Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry within the Church of England. The cathedral is located in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The current bishop is Christopher Cocksworth and the current dean is John Witcombe.

Crowland Abbey
Crowland Abbey46 East St, Crowland, Peterborough PE6 0EN, UK

Crowland Abbey, is a place of prayer and worship in the town of Crowland, Lincolnshire. It was founded in memory of St. Guthlac early in the eighth century by Ethelbald, King of Mercia, but was entirely destroyed and the community slaughtered by the Danes in 866. Crowland is well known to historians as the probable home of the Croyland Chronicle of Pseudo-Ingulf, begun by one of its monks and continued by several other hands.

Dorchester Abbey
Dorchester AbbeyHigh St, Dorchester, Wallingford OX10 7HH, UK

Dorchester Abbey is not only one of the finest monastic buildings in Oxfordshire, with a history going back to AD 635, but is also the parish church of the village of Dorchester. It is a popular tourist destination, educational resource and, as the largest public building in south Oxfordshire, a much-sought after venue for concerts and other major events.

Durham Cathedral
Durham CathedralDurham DH1 3EH, UK

Durham Cathedral is a Christian Church of the Anglican Communion and the seat of the Bishop of Durham. It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour. . It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England.

Edvin Loach Old Church
Edvin Loach Old ChurchBromyard HR7 4PW, UK

The ruins of a church built within the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle. This church remained in use until the 1860s, when it was replaced by the adjacent new church. The church is built of sandstone rubble dressed with tufa, and is of a very simple plan, with a single aisless nave, chancel, and west tower.

Ely Cathedral
Ely CathedralChapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL, UK

A majestic cathedral that was best known for its magnificent Romanesque and Gothic cathedral. Its construction began in 1083, and today it's a fascinating place to learn about the region's history while marveling at the craftsmanship of the building itself. Its most notable feature is the central octagonal tower, with lantern above, which provides a unique internal space and, along with the West Tower, dominates the surrounding landscape.

Map of Churches to explore in England