3 Churches to explore in Surrey
Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, a very short border with East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.
Guildford Cathedral is one of the town's iconic landmarks and a unique twentieth century Grade II* listed building with a beautiful interior and an amazing story. The Cathedral seeks to serve the people of Guildford and Surrey and is open to all, for free, 365 days a year. Across the weeks and months the Cathedral offers a varied programme of family-friendly activities, outreach for the elderly, schools visits and workshops, arts, events and volunteering opportunities.
Newark Priory is a ruined priory on an island surrounded by the River Wey and its former leat (the Abbey Stream) near the boundary of the village of Ripley and Pyrford in Surrey, England. Today Newark Priory is listed as a Grade 1 Ancient Monument. It is located upon private land but can be viewed whilst walking along the river Wey between Pyrford and Ripley.
The Watts Cemetery Chapel is a dazzling hodgepodge of Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Romanesque Revival, and Celtic Revival architecture. While the overall architectural structure is loosely Romanesque Revival, in the absence of any appropriate Celtic models, the lavish decoration in terracotta relief carving and paintings is Celtic Revival, here seen on an unusually large scale. One of the iconic attractions in this area and it is also a Grade I listed building.