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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: 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: 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 James (5 votes) Devizes

28: St Thomas, Colnbrook (5 votes) Colnbrook

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

30: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

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

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

33: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

34: St Patrick, Charvil (5 votes) Charvil

35: St Nicolas Newbury (5 votes) Newbury

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

37: St Nicholas (5 votes) Great Yarmouth

38: St Mary, Bletchley (4 votes) Bletchley

39: All Saints, Reading (4 votes) Reading

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

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

42: St Marys (4 votes) Ditchingham

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

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

45: All Saints, Bedford (4 votes) Bedford

46: St Mary Magdalene Church (4 votes) Newark

47: Holy Trinity, Aylesbury (4 votes) Aylesbury

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

49: St Mary's (4 votes) Ilmington

50: St. Saviour (4 votes) Larkhall

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

52: St Nicholas Church (4 votes) Sutton

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

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

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

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

57: St Decuman (4 votes) Watchet

58: Saint Mary the Virgin (4 votes) Bury

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

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

61: St Andrew's (4 votes) Walcot

62: All Saints, Luton (4 votes) Luton

63: St Paul, Slough (4 votes) Slough

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

65: St Nicholas Chiswick (4 votes) Chiswick

66: St Martin's (4 votes) Bladon

67: All Saints, Turvey (4 votes) Turvey

68: St Michaels (4 votes) Beaworthy

69: St Saviours Church (3 votes) Dartmouth

70: All Saints, Marlow (3 votes) Marlow

71: St John Church (3 votes) Piddinghoe

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

73: Holy Trinity Church (3 votes) Bosham

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

75: St Peter de Merton (3 votes) Bedford

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

77: St Michael (3 votes) Helston

78: Holy Trinity, Bracknell (3 votes) Bracknell

79: St James, Alveston (3 votes) Alveston

80: St Marys, Wavendon (3 votes) Wavendon

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

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

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

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

85: King Charles the Martyr (3 votes) Falmouth

86: St Nicholas Church (3 votes) Abbots Bromley

87: St Lawrence, Hungerford (3 votes) Hungerford

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

89: St Marks Dundela (3 votes) Belfast

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

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

92: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Puddletown

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

94: St Nicholas of Myra (2 votes) Brighton

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

96: St Lawrence Church (2 votes) Alton

97: All Saints (2 votes) Minstead

98: St Paul, Wokingham (2 votes) Wokingham

99: St Mary (2 votes) Tenby

100: St Martin (2 votes) Bristol

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

102: St Paul (2 votes) Stockingford

103: St Nicholas (2 votes) Bathampton

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

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

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

107: St Mary, Amersham (2 votes) Amersham

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

109: Handsworth Methodist Church (2 votes) Sheffield

110: Bakewell Parish Church (2 votes) Bakewell

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

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

113: St Marys, Almondsbury (2 votes) Almondsbury

114: St Matthew (2 votes) Bristol

115: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Astley

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

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

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

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

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

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

122: Holy Trinity, Reading (2 votes) Reading

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

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

125: Bethany Hall Evangelical Church (2 votes) Dumfries

126: St Marys (2 votes) Chard

127: St Mary (2 votes) Warwick

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

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

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

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

132: St Anne, Luton (2 votes) Luton

133: St Pauls, Bedford (2 votes) Bedford

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

135: St Marys Church (2 votes) Kidderminster

136: St Mary Magdalene (2 votes) Hucknall

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

138: St Marys, Thornbury (2 votes) Thornbury

139: St Olaf Church (2 votes) Wasdale

140: St Denys, Colmworth (2 votes) Colmworth

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

142: St Giles Church (1 vote) Thurloxton

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

144: St Swithin's (1 vote) Walcot

145: St Martin (1 vote) Liskeard

146: St Mary, Luton (1 vote) Luton

147: St Mary in Castro (1 vote) Dover

148: St Thomas' (1 vote) Perry Green

149: St Mary, Buckden (1 vote) Buckden

150: Malvern Priory (1 vote) Great Malvern

151: St Matthew (1 vote) Brixton

152: St Mary, Aldermaston (1 vote) Aldermaston

153: St James the Great (1 vote) Cranham

154: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Nottingham

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

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

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

158: All Saints (1 vote) Sutton Courtenay

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

160: All Saints, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

161: St Luke (1 vote) West Norwood

162: St Laurence, Reading (1 vote) Reading

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

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

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

166: St Martin, Houghton (1 vote) Houghton

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

168: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Claverton

169: Chelsea Old Church (1 vote) Chelsea

170: St Peter, Pavenham (1 vote) Pavenham

171: St Nicolas, Taplow (1 vote) Taplow

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

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

174: Holy Trinity (1 vote) Bath

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

176: The Auld Kirk (1 vote) Ayr

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

178: St Pauls (1 vote) Kew

179: St Mary (1 vote) Totnes

180: St Kentigern (1 vote) Keswick

181: St Lukes, Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

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

183: St Nicolas Parish Church (1 vote) Nuneaton

184: St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Stoke Bishop

185: Holy Trinity, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

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

187: Holy Trinity Church (1 vote) Ingham

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

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

190: St John the Baptist (1 vote) Burford

191: St Nicholas (1 vote) Moreton

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

193: Christchurch, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

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

195: St Thomas (1 vote) Lymington

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

197: St Andrews, Bedford (1 vote) Bedford

198: All Saints Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

199: St Marys, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

200: Christ Church (1 vote) Harrogate

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

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

203: St Andrew (1 vote) Alfriston

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

205: St Mary, Aylesbury (1 vote) Aylesbury

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

207: St Edward the Confessor (1 vote) Leek

208: St Michaels, Sandhurst (1 vote) Sandhurst

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

210: St Marys (1 vote) Bury St Edmunds

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

212: St Thomas (1 vote) Winchelsea

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

214: St Laurence, Winslow (1 vote) Winslow

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

216: St Mark (1 vote) Kennington

217: Christ Church, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

218: St Marys (1 vote) Cholsey

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

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

221: St Mary (1 vote) Rye

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

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

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

225: St Marys, Denham (1 vote) Denham

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

227: St Marys Church (1 vote) Guildford

228: St John the Evangelist (1 vote) Waterloo

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

230: All Saints Church (1 vote) Maldon

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

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

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