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Britain's Favourite Church

From the earliest like St Peter's Chapel at Bradwell-on-Sea and St Martin's in Canterbury, parts of which date back to Roman times, through to modern masterpieces like Coventry Cathedral, Britain has some of the world's greatest ecclesiastical buildings. Built by architects still famed like Wren, or by long forgotten masons as is the case with the majority of our older places of worship, even for non-believers they can stir the emotions. So many tell the tale of our history: wool churches like Lavenham; symbols of Norman power like Norwich Cathedral; Saxon survivals like Breamore; the famous Rosslyn Chapel... Let us know your favourite church by voting in our poll.

Current top Church

1: St Peter’s Church (43 votes) Cambridge

2: St Peter's Church (39 votes) Burnley

3: St Peter (38 votes) Staple Fitzpaine

4: St Peter, Burnham (37 votes) Burnham

5: St Peter, Sharnbrook (37 votes) Sharnbrook

6: St Peter and St Paul (36 votes) Lavenham

7: St Peter & St Paul, Great Missenden (34 votes) Great Missenden

8: St Peter & St Paul, Flitwick (34 votes) Flitwick

9: St Mary the Virgin, Hurley (33 votes) Hurley

10: St Mary of Charity (22 votes) Faversham

11: St Marys Parish Church (14 votes) Haddington

12: St James the Less, Pangbourne (12 votes) Pangbourne

13: Westcliff National Spiritualist Church (12 votes) Westcliff-on-sea

14: St Nicholas (11 votes) Warwick

15: Kilmorich Parish Church (8 votes) Cairndow

16: St Stephen, Windsor (8 votes) Windsor

17: St Laurence, Ludlow (7 votes) Ludlow

18: St Swithuns, Sandy (7 votes) Sandy

19: Paran Chapel (7 votes) Manmoel

20: St John the Baptist Church (6 votes) Kidderminster

21: St Mary the Virgin, Datchet (6 votes) Datchet

22: St Marys, Ely (6 votes) Ely

23: St Martins (6 votes) Dorking

24: St Michael & All Angels, Beaconsfield (6 votes) Beaconsfield

25: St John the Baptist Church (6 votes) Bere Regis

26: Lancaster Priory & St Mary's Parish Church (6 votes) Lancaster

27: St Etheldreda Roman Catholic Church (5 votes) Holborn

28: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

29: The Blessed Virgin Mary (5 votes) Kingston St Mary

30: St Ann's Church (5 votes) Manchester

31: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

32: St Patrick, Charvil (5 votes) Charvil

33: St Nicolas Newbury (5 votes) Newbury

34: Fenstanton Parish Church, Fenstanton (5 votes) Fenstanton

35: St Nicholas (5 votes) Great Yarmouth

36: St Thomas, Colnbrook (5 votes) Colnbrook

37: St James (5 votes) Devizes

38: All Saints, Reading (4 votes) Reading

39: St Wulstan's Church (4 votes) Little Malvern

40: Holy Trinity Church (4 votes) Berwick Upon Tweed

41: St Marys (4 votes) Ditchingham

42: St John the Baptist, Crowthorne (4 votes) Crowthorne

43: St Ives Parish Church (4 votes) St Ives

44: All Saints, Bedford (4 votes) Bedford

45: St Mary Magdalene Church (4 votes) Newark

46: Holy Trinity, Aylesbury (4 votes) Aylesbury

47: St John the Evangelist, Cambridge (4 votes) Cambridge

48: St Mary's (4 votes) Ilmington

49: St. Saviour (4 votes) Larkhall

50: Minster of St Mary the Virgin, Reading (4 votes) Reading

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51: St Nicholas Church (4 votes) Sutton

52: Church of St Mary's and All Saints (4 votes) Chesterfield

53: St Mary the Virgin (4 votes) St Briavels

54: Holy Trinity (4 votes) Stratford-upon-Avon

55: Goring St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring on Thames (4 votes) Goring On Thames

56: Saint Mary the Virgin (4 votes) Bury

57: St Decuman (4 votes) Watchet

58: St Michael & All Angels (4 votes) Chiswick

59: Braehead House Christian Healing Centre (4 votes) Carluke

60: St Andrew's (4 votes) Walcot

61: All Saints, Luton (4 votes) Luton

62: St Paul, Slough (4 votes) Slough

63: St Mary's Church (4 votes) Woodbridge

64: St Nicholas Chiswick (4 votes) Chiswick

65: St Martin's (4 votes) Bladon

66: All Saints, Turvey (4 votes) Turvey

67: St Michaels (4 votes) Beaworthy

68: St Mary, Bletchley (4 votes) Bletchley

69: Priory Church of St Peter, Dunstable (3 votes) Dunstable

70: Holy Trinity Church (3 votes) Bosham

71: St. Conan's Kirk (3 votes) Dalmally

72: St Peter, Chalfont St Peter (3 votes) Chalfont St Peter

73: St Peter de Merton (3 votes) Bedford

74: St Michael (3 votes) Helston

75: Holy Trinity, Bracknell (3 votes) Bracknell

76: St James, Alveston (3 votes) Alveston

77: St Marys, Wavendon (3 votes) Wavendon

78: All Saints Parish Church, Leighton Buzzard (3 votes) Leighton Buzzard

79: St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe (3 votes) Ivinghoe

80: St Philip and St. James (3 votes) Odd Down

81: St Mary's Church (3 votes) Derby

82: St Nicholas Church (3 votes) Abbots Bromley

83: King Charles the Martyr (3 votes) Falmouth

84: St Lawrence, Hungerford (3 votes) Hungerford

85: St John the Evangelist, Farnham Common (3 votes) Farnham Common

86: St Marks Dundela (3 votes) Belfast

87: St Saviours Church (3 votes) Dartmouth

88: All Saints, Marlow (3 votes) Marlow

89: St John Church (3 votes) Piddinghoe

90: St Nicholas of Myra (2 votes) Brighton

91: All Saints (2 votes) Minstead

92: St Paul, Wokingham (2 votes) Wokingham

93: St John's Kirk (2 votes) Perth

94: St Lawrence Church (2 votes) Alton

95: St Martin (2 votes) Bristol

96: St John the Baptist, Kidmore End (2 votes) Kidmore End

97: St Mary (2 votes) Tenby

98: St Nicholas (2 votes) Bathampton

99: St Tudno's Church (2 votes) Llandudno

100: St Mary the Virgin, Stratfield Mortimer (2 votes) Stratfield Mortimer

101: All Saints, Milton Keynes Village (2 votes) Milton Keynes

102: St Paul (2 votes) Stockingford

103: St Mary, Amersham (2 votes) Amersham

104: St Mary & St Helena, Elstow (2 votes) Elstow

105: Handsworth Methodist Church (2 votes) Sheffield

106: St Michael & All Angels (2 votes) East Coker

107: Ascot Heath All Saints, Ascot (2 votes) Ascot

108: St Marys, Almondsbury (2 votes) Almondsbury

109: Bakewell Parish Church (2 votes) Bakewell

110: St Matthew (2 votes) Bristol

111: St Peter & St Paul, Newport Pagnell (2 votes) Newport Pagnell

112: St Mary's Church (2 votes) Braughing

113: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Astley

114: St Margaret's Church (2 votes) Westminster

115: St Michael and All Angels, Aston Clinton (2 votes) Aston Clinton

116: St Clements C of E (2 votes) Old Romney

117: Holy Trinity, Reading (2 votes) Reading

118: St Francis of Assisi, High Wycombe (2 votes) High Wycombe

119: St Peter & St Paul Church (2 votes) Aldeburgh

120: St. Mary's Church (2 votes) Sandwich

121: Bethany Hall Evangelical Church (2 votes) Dumfries

122: St Marys (2 votes) Chard

123: St Mary (2 votes) Warwick

124: St Botolph's (The Stump) (2 votes) Boston

125: Old High Church St Stephens (2 votes) Inverness

126: St Mary's Priory Church (2 votes) Abergavenny

127: St Marys, Princes Risborough (2 votes) Princes Risborough

128: St Anne, Luton (2 votes) Luton

129: St Pauls, Bedford (2 votes) Bedford

130: St Marys Church (2 votes) Kidderminster

131: St Mary and St Melor Abbey Church (2 votes) Amesbury

132: St Mary Magdalene (2 votes) Hucknall

133: St Mary the Virgin, Chieveley (2 votes) Chieveley

134: St Marys, Thornbury (2 votes) Thornbury

135: St Olaf Church (2 votes) Wasdale

136: St Denys, Colmworth (2 votes) Colmworth

137: St Marys, Great Abington (2 votes) Great Abington

138: St Denys, Stanford Dingley (2 votes) Stanford Dingley

139: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Puddletown

140: St Mary the Virgin, Olveston (2 votes) Olveston

141: St Matthew (1 vote) Brixton

142: St Mary, Aldermaston (1 vote) Aldermaston

143: St James the Great (1 vote) Cranham

144: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Nottingham

145: St Mary the Virgin, Haverhill (1 vote) Haverhill

146: All Saints, Milton Ernest (1 vote) Milton Ernest

147: St Botolph's Church (1 vote) Helpston

148: All Saints (1 vote) Sutton Courtenay

149: St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean (1 vote) Cookham Dean

150: All Saints, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

151: St Luke (1 vote) West Norwood

152: St Laurence, Reading (1 vote) Reading

153: St Mary the Virgin, Haddenham (1 vote) Haddenham

154: St Michael & All Angels (1 vote) Macclesfield

155: St Mary the Virgin, Kintbury (1 vote) Kintbury

156: St Martin, Houghton (1 vote) Houghton

157: Holy Trinity (Dunkeswell Abbey) (1 vote) Honiton

158: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Claverton

159: Chelsea Old Church (1 vote) Chelsea

160: St Peter, Pavenham (1 vote) Pavenham

161: St Nicolas, Taplow (1 vote) Taplow

162: The Round Church at St Andrew the Great, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

163: The Parish Church of St Wulfram (1 vote) Grantham

164: Holy Trinity (1 vote) Bath

165: St Mary / Lambeth Mission (1 vote) Lambeth

166: St Pauls (1 vote) Kew

167: The Auld Kirk (1 vote) Ayr

168: St Peter and St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Barnstaple

169: St Kentigern (1 vote) Keswick

170: St Lukes, Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

171: St Paul, Chalfont St Peter (1 vote) Chalfont St Peter

172: St Mary (1 vote) Totnes

173: St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Stoke Bishop

174: Holy Trinity, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

175: SS Peter and Paul, Olney (1 vote) Olney

176: Holy Trinity Church (1 vote) Ingham

177: St Nicolas Parish Church (1 vote) Nuneaton

178: St James, Gerrards Cross (1 vote) Gerrards Cross

179: The Parish Church of St Clement (1 vote) Sandwich

180: St Nicholas (1 vote) Moreton

181: St Michael and St Mary Magdalene, Bracknell (1 vote) Bracknell

182: Christchurch, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

183: St Lawrence, West Wycombe (1 vote) West Wycombe

184: St John the Baptist (1 vote) Burford

185: St Peter & St Paul (1 vote) Kettering

186: St Andrews, Bedford (1 vote) Bedford

187: All Saints Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

188: St Marys, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

189: St Thomas (1 vote) Lymington

190: Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (1 vote) Haworth

191: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

192: St Andrew (1 vote) Alfriston

193: Christ Church (1 vote) Harrogate

194: St Mary, Aylesbury (1 vote) Aylesbury

195: St Mary's (St Cedd's) (1 vote) Lastingham

196: St John the Baptist Church (1 vote) Henley In Arden

197: St Edward the Confessor (1 vote) Leek

198: St Michaels, Sandhurst (1 vote) Sandhurst

199: St Mary Magdalene, Latimer (1 vote) Latimer

200: St Marys (1 vote) Bury St Edmunds

201: St Thomas (1 vote) Winchelsea

202: St John the Evangelist, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

203: St Laurence, Winslow (1 vote) Winslow

204: St Wendreda C Of E Church (1 vote) March

205: St Mary's Church (1 vote) Chepstow

206: St Mark (1 vote) Kennington

207: Christ Church, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

208: St Marys (1 vote) Cholsey

209: St George of England, Toddington (1 vote) Toddington

210: St Giles, Stoke Poges (1 vote) Stoke Poges

211: St Mary’s Church (1 vote) Henley On Thames

212: St Mary (1 vote) Rye

213: St Peter & St Paul Priory Church (1 vote) Leominster

214: St Mary Magdalene, Little Brickhill (1 vote) Little Brickhill

215: St Marys, Denham (1 vote) Denham

216: St Michael, Woburn Sands (1 vote) Woburn Sands

217: St John the Evangelist (1 vote) Waterloo

218: The Priory Church of St Mary (1 vote) Deerhurst

219: St Marys Church (1 vote) Guildford

220: St Mary the Virgin, Winkfield (1 vote) Winkfield

221: St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford (1 vote) Stony Stratford

222: All Saints Church (1 vote) Maldon

223: St Paul's Church (1 vote) Honiton

224: St Giles Church (1 vote) Thurloxton

225: St Swithin's (1 vote) Walcot

226: St Martin (1 vote) Liskeard

227: St Mary, Luton (1 vote) Luton

228: Chilvers Coton - All Saints (1 vote) Nuneaton

229: St Thomas' (1 vote) Perry Green

230: St Mary, Buckden (1 vote) Buckden

231: Malvern Priory (1 vote) Great Malvern

232: St Mary in Castro (1 vote) Dover

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