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

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

14: St Nicholas (11 votes) Warwick

15: St Stephen, Windsor (8 votes) Windsor

16: Kilmorich Parish Church (8 votes) Cairndow

17: Paran Chapel (7 votes) Manmoel

18: St Laurence, Ludlow (7 votes) Ludlow

19: St Swithuns, Sandy (7 votes) Sandy

20: St Marys, Ely (6 votes) Ely

21: St Martins (6 votes) Dorking

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

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

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

29: St James (5 votes) Devizes

30: St Patrick, Charvil (5 votes) Charvil

31: St Nicolas Newbury (5 votes) Newbury

32: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

33: St Nicholas (5 votes) Great Yarmouth

34: St Thomas, Colnbrook (5 votes) Colnbrook

35: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

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

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

38: St Martin's (4 votes) Bladon

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

40: St Michaels (4 votes) Beaworthy

41: St Andrew's (4 votes) Walcot

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

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

44: St Nicholas Church (4 votes) Sutton

45: St Nicholas Chiswick (4 votes) Chiswick

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

47: All Saints, Luton (4 votes) Luton

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

49: All Saints, Turvey (4 votes) Turvey

50: St Mary, Bletchley (4 votes) Bletchley

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

52: St Paul, Slough (4 votes) Slough

53: St Marys (4 votes) Ditchingham

54: St Decuman (4 votes) Watchet

55: Saint Mary the Virgin (4 votes) Bury

56: All Saints, Reading (4 votes) Reading

57: St Mary Magdalene Church (4 votes) Newark

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

59: St Mary's (4 votes) Ilmington

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

61: St. Saviour (4 votes) Larkhall

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

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

64: All Saints, Bedford (4 votes) Bedford

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

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

67: Holy Trinity, Aylesbury (4 votes) Aylesbury

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

69: St John Church (3 votes) Piddinghoe

70: St Saviours Church (3 votes) Dartmouth

71: Holy Trinity Church (3 votes) Bosham

72: St Nicholas Church (3 votes) Abbots Bromley

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

74: St Lawrence, Hungerford (3 votes) Hungerford

75: All Saints, Marlow (3 votes) Marlow

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

77: St Marks Dundela (3 votes) Belfast

78: St Peter de Merton (3 votes) Bedford

79: St James, Alveston (3 votes) Alveston

80: St Michael (3 votes) Helston

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

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

83: St Marys, Wavendon (3 votes) Wavendon

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

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

86: King Charles the Martyr (3 votes) Falmouth

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

88: Holy Trinity, Bracknell (3 votes) Bracknell

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

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

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

92: St Anne, Luton (2 votes) Luton

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

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

95: St Pauls, Bedford (2 votes) Bedford

96: Bakewell Parish Church (2 votes) Bakewell

97: St Marys, Thornbury (2 votes) Thornbury

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

99: St Denys, Colmworth (2 votes) Colmworth

100: Handsworth Methodist Church (2 votes) Sheffield

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

102: St Olaf Church (2 votes) Wasdale

103: St Paul (2 votes) Stockingford

104: All Saints (2 votes) Minstead

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

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

107: St Nicholas (2 votes) Bathampton

108: St Martin (2 votes) Bristol

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

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

111: St Marys Church (2 votes) Kidderminster

112: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Astley

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

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

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

116: St Matthew (2 votes) Bristol

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

118: St Mary, Amersham (2 votes) Amersham

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

120: St Marys (2 votes) Chard

121: St Lawrence Church (2 votes) Alton

122: St Paul, Wokingham (2 votes) Wokingham

123: St Mary (2 votes) Tenby

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

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

126: St Marys, Almondsbury (2 votes) Almondsbury

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

128: St Nicholas of Myra (2 votes) Brighton

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

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

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

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

133: St Mary Magdalene (2 votes) Hucknall

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

135: Bethany Hall Evangelical Church (2 votes) Dumfries

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

137: St Mary (2 votes) Warwick

138: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Puddletown

139: Holy Trinity, Reading (2 votes) Reading

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

141: St Lukes, Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

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

143: Holy Trinity, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

144: St Mary, Aylesbury (1 vote) Aylesbury

145: St Martin (1 vote) Liskeard

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

147: St Laurence, Winslow (1 vote) Winslow

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

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

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

151: Chelsea Old Church (1 vote) Chelsea

152: Christ Church, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

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

154: All Saints Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

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

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

157: All Saints (1 vote) Sutton Courtenay

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

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

160: St Swithin's (1 vote) Walcot

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

162: St Mary in Castro (1 vote) Dover

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

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

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

166: St Michaels, Sandhurst (1 vote) Sandhurst

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

168: St Marys, Denham (1 vote) Denham

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

170: St John the Baptist (1 vote) Burford

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

172: St Marys Church (1 vote) Guildford

173: St Mark (1 vote) Kennington

174: St Mary (1 vote) Totnes

175: St Mary, Luton (1 vote) Luton

176: St Mary, Buckden (1 vote) Buckden

177: St Andrew (1 vote) Alfriston

178: All Saints Church (1 vote) Maldon

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

180: St Edward the Confessor (1 vote) Leek

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

182: St Kentigern (1 vote) Keswick

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

184: St Thomas (1 vote) Lymington

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

186: St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Stoke Bishop

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

188: St Marys (1 vote) Bury St Edmunds

189: St John the Evangelist (1 vote) Waterloo

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

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

192: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Claverton

193: All Saints, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

194: The Auld Kirk (1 vote) Ayr

195: St Mary (1 vote) Rye

196: St Nicholas (1 vote) Moreton

197: Malvern Priory (1 vote) Great Malvern

198: Holy Trinity (1 vote) Bath

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

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

201: St Nicolas Parish Church (1 vote) Nuneaton

202: St Martin, Houghton (1 vote) Houghton

203: St Mary, Aldermaston (1 vote) Aldermaston

204: St Matthew (1 vote) Brixton

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

206: St Peter, Pavenham (1 vote) Pavenham

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

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

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

210: St Laurence, Reading (1 vote) Reading

211: Christ Church (1 vote) Harrogate

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

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

214: St Luke (1 vote) West Norwood

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

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

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

218: St Marys (1 vote) Cholsey

219: St Thomas' (1 vote) Perry Green

220: Christchurch, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

221: St Nicolas, Taplow (1 vote) Taplow

222: St Pauls (1 vote) Kew

223: St Giles Church (1 vote) Thurloxton

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

225: St Thomas (1 vote) Winchelsea

226: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Nottingham

227: St James the Great (1 vote) Cranham

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

229: St Andrews, Bedford (1 vote) Bedford

230: Holy Trinity Church (1 vote) Ingham

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

232: St Marys, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

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