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March 2020: West Norfolk

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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, Flitwick (34 votes) Flitwick

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

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 Nicholas Church (4 votes) Sutton

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

45: St. Saviour (4 votes) Larkhall

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

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: Saint Mary the Virgin (4 votes) Bury

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51: St Decuman (4 votes) Watchet

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

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

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

55: St Andrew's (4 votes) Walcot

56: All Saints, Luton (4 votes) Luton

57: St Paul, Slough (4 votes) Slough

58: St Nicholas Chiswick (4 votes) Chiswick

59: St Michaels (4 votes) Beaworthy

60: St Martin's (4 votes) Bladon

61: All Saints, Turvey (4 votes) Turvey

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 Ives Parish Church (4 votes) St Ives

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

69: St Michael (3 votes) Helston

70: St Marys, Wavendon (3 votes) Wavendon

71: Holy Trinity, Bracknell (3 votes) Bracknell

72: St James, Alveston (3 votes) Alveston

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

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

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

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

77: St Nicholas Church (3 votes) Abbots Bromley

78: King Charles the Martyr (3 votes) Falmouth

79: St Lawrence, Hungerford (3 votes) Hungerford

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

81: St Marks Dundela (3 votes) Belfast

82: St Saviours Church (3 votes) Dartmouth

83: All Saints, Marlow (3 votes) Marlow

84: St John Church (3 votes) Piddinghoe

85: Holy Trinity Church (3 votes) Bosham

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

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

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

89: St Peter de Merton (3 votes) Bedford

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

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

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

93: Holy Trinity, Reading (2 votes) Reading

94: Bethany Hall Evangelical Church (2 votes) Dumfries

95: St Marys (2 votes) Chard

96: St Mary (2 votes) Warwick

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

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

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

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

101: St Anne, Luton (2 votes) Luton

102: St Pauls, Bedford (2 votes) Bedford

103: St Marys Church (2 votes) Kidderminster

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

105: St Mary Magdalene (2 votes) Hucknall

106: St Olaf Church (2 votes) Wasdale

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

108: St Marys, Thornbury (2 votes) Thornbury

109: St Denys, Colmworth (2 votes) Colmworth

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

111: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Puddletown

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

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

114: St Nicholas of Myra (2 votes) Brighton

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

116: St Lawrence Church (2 votes) Alton

117: All Saints (2 votes) Minstead

118: St Paul, Wokingham (2 votes) Wokingham

119: St Mary (2 votes) Tenby

120: St Martin (2 votes) Bristol

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

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

123: St Paul (2 votes) Stockingford

124: St Nicholas (2 votes) Bathampton

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

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

127: St Mary, Amersham (2 votes) Amersham

128: Handsworth Methodist Church (2 votes) Sheffield

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

130: Bakewell Parish Church (2 votes) Bakewell

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

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

133: St Marys, Almondsbury (2 votes) Almondsbury

134: St Matthew (2 votes) Bristol

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

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

137: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Astley

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

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

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

141: Holy Trinity (1 vote) Bath

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

143: The Auld Kirk (1 vote) Ayr

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

145: St Pauls (1 vote) Kew

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

147: St Mary (1 vote) Totnes

148: St Kentigern (1 vote) Keswick

149: St Lukes, Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

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

151: Holy Trinity Church (1 vote) Ingham

152: St Nicolas Parish Church (1 vote) Nuneaton

153: St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Stoke Bishop

154: Holy Trinity, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

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

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

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

158: St John the Baptist (1 vote) Burford

159: St Nicholas (1 vote) Moreton

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

161: Christchurch, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

162: St Marys, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

163: St Thomas (1 vote) Lymington

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

165: St Andrews, Bedford (1 vote) Bedford

166: All Saints Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

167: St Andrew (1 vote) Alfriston

168: Christ Church (1 vote) Harrogate

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

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

171: St Mary, Aylesbury (1 vote) Aylesbury

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

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

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

175: St Marys (1 vote) Bury St Edmunds

176: St Edward the Confessor (1 vote) Leek

177: St Michaels, Sandhurst (1 vote) Sandhurst

178: St Laurence, Winslow (1 vote) Winslow

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

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

181: St Thomas (1 vote) Winchelsea

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

183: Christ Church, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

184: St Mark (1 vote) Kennington

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

186: St Marys (1 vote) Cholsey

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

188: St Mary (1 vote) Rye

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

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

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

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

193: St Marys, Denham (1 vote) Denham

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

195: St Marys Church (1 vote) Guildford

196: St John the Evangelist (1 vote) Waterloo

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

198: All Saints Church (1 vote) Maldon

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

200: St Giles Church (1 vote) Thurloxton

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

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

203: St Swithin's (1 vote) Walcot

204: St Martin (1 vote) Liskeard

205: St Mary, Luton (1 vote) Luton

206: St Mary, Buckden (1 vote) Buckden

207: Malvern Priory (1 vote) Great Malvern

208: St Mary in Castro (1 vote) Dover

209: St Thomas' (1 vote) Perry Green

210: St Matthew (1 vote) Brixton

211: St James the Great (1 vote) Cranham

212: St Mary, Aldermaston (1 vote) Aldermaston

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

214: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Nottingham

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

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

217: All Saints, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

218: All Saints (1 vote) Sutton Courtenay

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

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

221: St Luke (1 vote) West Norwood

222: St Laurence, Reading (1 vote) Reading

223: St Martin, Houghton (1 vote) Houghton

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

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

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

227: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Claverton

228: Chelsea Old Church (1 vote) Chelsea

229: St Peter, Pavenham (1 vote) Pavenham

230: St Nicolas, Taplow (1 vote) Taplow

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

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

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