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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 Peterís Church (43 votes) Cambridge

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

3: St Peter (38 votes) Staple Fitzpaine

4: St Peter, Sharnbrook (37 votes) Sharnbrook

5: St Peter, Burnham (37 votes) Burnham

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 Swithuns, Sandy (7 votes) Sandy

18: Paran Chapel (7 votes) Manmoel

19: St Laurence, Ludlow (7 votes) Ludlow

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

21: St Marys, Ely (6 votes) Ely

22: St Martins (6 votes) Dorking

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

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

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

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

27: St Patrick, Charvil (5 votes) Charvil

28: St Nicolas Newbury (5 votes) Newbury

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

30: St Nicholas (5 votes) Great Yarmouth

31: St James (5 votes) Devizes

32: St Thomas, Colnbrook (5 votes) Colnbrook

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

34: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

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

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

37: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

38: All Saints, Bedford (4 votes) Bedford

39: St Mary Magdalene Church (4 votes) Newark

40: Holy Trinity, Aylesbury (4 votes) Aylesbury

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

42: St Mary's (4 votes) Ilmington

43: St. Saviour (4 votes) Larkhall

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

45: St Nicholas Church (4 votes) Sutton

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

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

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

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

50: St Decuman (4 votes) Watchet

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51: Saint Mary the Virgin (4 votes) Bury

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

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

54: St Andrew's (4 votes) Walcot

55: All Saints, Luton (4 votes) Luton

56: St Paul, Slough (4 votes) Slough

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

58: St Nicholas Chiswick (4 votes) Chiswick

59: St Martin's (4 votes) Bladon

60: All Saints, Turvey (4 votes) Turvey

61: St Michaels (4 votes) Beaworthy

62: St Mary, Bletchley (4 votes) Bletchley

63: All Saints, Reading (4 votes) Reading

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

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

66: St Marys (4 votes) Ditchingham

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

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

69: Holy Trinity, Bracknell (3 votes) Bracknell

70: St James, Alveston (3 votes) Alveston

71: St Marys, Wavendon (3 votes) Wavendon

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

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

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

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

76: King Charles the Martyr (3 votes) Falmouth

77: St Nicholas Church (3 votes) Abbots Bromley

78: St Lawrence, Hungerford (3 votes) Hungerford

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

80: St Marks Dundela (3 votes) Belfast

81: St Saviours Church (3 votes) Dartmouth

82: All Saints, Marlow (3 votes) Marlow

83: St John Church (3 votes) Piddinghoe

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

85: Holy Trinity Church (3 votes) Bosham

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

87: St Peter de Merton (3 votes) Bedford

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

89: St Michael (3 votes) Helston

90: Bethany Hall Evangelical Church (2 votes) Dumfries

91: St Marys (2 votes) Chard

92: St Mary (2 votes) Warwick

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

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

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

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

97: St Anne, Luton (2 votes) Luton

98: St Pauls, Bedford (2 votes) Bedford

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

100: St Marys Church (2 votes) Kidderminster

101: St Mary Magdalene (2 votes) Hucknall

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

103: St Marys, Thornbury (2 votes) Thornbury

104: St Olaf Church (2 votes) Wasdale

105: St Denys, Colmworth (2 votes) Colmworth

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

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

108: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Puddletown

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

110: St Nicholas of Myra (2 votes) Brighton

111: St Lawrence Church (2 votes) Alton

112: All Saints (2 votes) Minstead

113: St Paul, Wokingham (2 votes) Wokingham

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

115: St Mary (2 votes) Tenby

116: St Martin (2 votes) Bristol

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

118: St Paul (2 votes) Stockingford

119: St Nicholas (2 votes) Bathampton

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

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

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

123: St Mary, Amersham (2 votes) Amersham

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

125: Handsworth Methodist Church (2 votes) Sheffield

126: Bakewell Parish Church (2 votes) Bakewell

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

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

129: St Marys, Almondsbury (2 votes) Almondsbury

130: St Matthew (2 votes) Bristol

131: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Astley

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

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

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

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

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

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

138: Holy Trinity, Reading (2 votes) Reading

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

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

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

142: St Pauls (1 vote) Kew

143: The Auld Kirk (1 vote) Ayr

144: St Mary (1 vote) Totnes

145: St Kentigern (1 vote) Keswick

146: St Lukes, Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

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

148: St Nicolas Parish Church (1 vote) Nuneaton

149: St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Stoke Bishop

150: Holy Trinity, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

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

152: Holy Trinity Church (1 vote) Ingham

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

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

155: St John the Baptist (1 vote) Burford

156: St Nicholas (1 vote) Moreton

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

158: Christchurch, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

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

160: St Thomas (1 vote) Lymington

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

162: St Andrews, Bedford (1 vote) Bedford

163: All Saints Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

164: St Marys, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

165: Christ Church (1 vote) Harrogate

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

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

168: St Andrew (1 vote) Alfriston

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

170: St Mary, Aylesbury (1 vote) Aylesbury

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

172: St Edward the Confessor (1 vote) Leek

173: St Michaels, Sandhurst (1 vote) Sandhurst

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

175: St Marys (1 vote) Bury St Edmunds

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

177: St Thomas (1 vote) Winchelsea

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

179: St Laurence, Winslow (1 vote) Winslow

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

181: St Mark (1 vote) Kennington

182: Christ Church, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

183: St Marys (1 vote) Cholsey

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

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

186: St Maryís Church (1 vote) Henley On Thames

187: St Mary (1 vote) Rye

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

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

190: St Marys, Denham (1 vote) Denham

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

192: St Marys Church (1 vote) Guildford

193: St John the Evangelist (1 vote) Waterloo

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

195: All Saints Church (1 vote) Maldon

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

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

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

199: St Giles Church (1 vote) Thurloxton

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

201: St Swithin's (1 vote) Walcot

202: St Martin (1 vote) Liskeard

203: St Mary, Luton (1 vote) Luton

204: St Thomas' (1 vote) Perry Green

205: St Mary, Buckden (1 vote) Buckden

206: Malvern Priory (1 vote) Great Malvern

207: St Mary in Castro (1 vote) Dover

208: St Matthew (1 vote) Brixton

209: St Mary, Aldermaston (1 vote) Aldermaston

210: St James the Great (1 vote) Cranham

211: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Nottingham

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

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

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

215: All Saints (1 vote) Sutton Courtenay

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

217: All Saints, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

218: St Luke (1 vote) West Norwood

219: St Laurence, Reading (1 vote) Reading

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

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

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

223: St Martin, Houghton (1 vote) Houghton

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

225: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Claverton

226: Chelsea Old Church (1 vote) Chelsea

227: St Peter, Pavenham (1 vote) Pavenham

228: St Nicolas, Taplow (1 vote) Taplow

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

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

231: Holy Trinity (1 vote) Bath

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

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