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

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

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

23: St Marys, Ely (6 votes) Ely

24: St Martins (6 votes) Dorking

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

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

27: St Nicholas (5 votes) Great Yarmouth

28: St James (5 votes) Devizes

29: St Thomas, Colnbrook (5 votes) Colnbrook

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

31: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

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

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

34: St Nicolas, Taplow (5 votes) Taplow

35: St Patrick, Charvil (5 votes) Charvil

36: St Nicolas Newbury (5 votes) Newbury

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

38: St Nicholas Chiswick (4 votes) Chiswick

39: St Martin's (4 votes) Bladon

40: All Saints, Turvey (4 votes) Turvey

41: St Michaels (4 votes) Beaworthy

42: St Mary, Bletchley (4 votes) Bletchley

43: All Saints, Reading (4 votes) Reading

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

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

46: St Marys (4 votes) Ditchingham

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

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

49: All Saints, Bedford (4 votes) Bedford

50: St Mary Magdalene Church (4 votes) Newark

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51: Holy Trinity, Aylesbury (4 votes) Aylesbury

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

53: St Mary's (4 votes) Ilmington

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

55: St. Saviour (4 votes) Larkhall

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

57: St Nicholas Church (4 votes) Sutton

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

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

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

61: Saint Mary the Virgin (4 votes) Bury

62: St Decuman (4 votes) Watchet

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

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

65: St Andrew's (4 votes) Walcot

66: All Saints, Luton (4 votes) Luton

67: St Paul, Slough (4 votes) Slough

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

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

70: St Marks Dundela (3 votes) Belfast

71: St Saviours Church (3 votes) Dartmouth

72: All Saints, Marlow (3 votes) Marlow

73: St John Church (3 votes) Piddinghoe

74: Holy Trinity Church (3 votes) Bosham

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

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

77: St Peter de Merton (3 votes) Bedford

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

79: St Michael (3 votes) Helston

80: Holy Trinity, Bracknell (3 votes) Bracknell

81: St James, Alveston (3 votes) Alveston

82: St Marys, Wavendon (3 votes) Wavendon

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

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

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

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

87: St Nicholas Church (3 votes) Abbots Bromley

88: King Charles the Martyr (3 votes) Falmouth

89: St Lawrence, Hungerford (3 votes) Hungerford

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

91: St Marys, Thornbury (2 votes) Thornbury

92: St Olaf Church (2 votes) Wasdale

93: St Denys, Colmworth (2 votes) Colmworth

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

95: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Puddletown

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

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

98: St Nicholas of Myra (2 votes) Brighton

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

100: St Lawrence Church (2 votes) Alton

101: All Saints (2 votes) Minstead

102: St Paul, Wokingham (2 votes) Wokingham

103: St Mary (2 votes) Tenby

104: St Martin (2 votes) Bristol

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

106: St Paul (2 votes) Stockingford

107: St Nicholas (2 votes) Bathampton

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

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

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

111: St Mary, Amersham (2 votes) Amersham

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

113: Handsworth Methodist Church (2 votes) Sheffield

114: Bakewell Parish Church (2 votes) Bakewell

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

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

117: St Marys, Almondsbury (2 votes) Almondsbury

118: St Matthew (2 votes) Bristol

119: St Mary the Virgin (2 votes) Astley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

127: Holy Trinity, Reading (2 votes) Reading

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

129: Bethany Hall Evangelical Church (2 votes) Dumfries

130: St Marys (2 votes) Chard

131: St Mary (2 votes) Warwick

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

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

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

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

136: St Anne, Luton (2 votes) Luton

137: St Pauls, Bedford (2 votes) Bedford

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

139: St Marys Church (2 votes) Kidderminster

140: St Mary Magdalene (2 votes) Hucknall

141: St Marys, Denham (1 vote) Denham

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

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

144: St Marys Church (1 vote) Guildford

145: St John the Evangelist (1 vote) Waterloo

146: All Saints Church (1 vote) Maldon

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

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

149: St Giles Church (1 vote) Thurloxton

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

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

152: St Swithin's (1 vote) Walcot

153: St Martin (1 vote) Liskeard

154: St Mary, Luton (1 vote) Luton

155: St Mary in Castro (1 vote) Dover

156: St Thomas' (1 vote) Perry Green

157: St Mary, Buckden (1 vote) Buckden

158: Malvern Priory (1 vote) Great Malvern

159: St Matthew (1 vote) Brixton

160: St Mary, Aldermaston (1 vote) Aldermaston

161: St James the Great (1 vote) Cranham

162: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Nottingham

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

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

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

166: All Saints (1 vote) Sutton Courtenay

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

168: All Saints, Cambridge (1 vote) Cambridge

169: St Luke (1 vote) West Norwood

170: St Laurence, Reading (1 vote) Reading

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

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

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

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

175: St Martin, Houghton (1 vote) Houghton

176: St Mary the Virgin (1 vote) Claverton

177: Chelsea Old Church (1 vote) Chelsea

178: St Peter, Pavenham (1 vote) Pavenham

179: St Nicolas, Taplow (1 vote) Taplow

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

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

182: Holy Trinity (1 vote) Bath

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

184: The Auld Kirk (1 vote) Ayr

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

186: St Pauls (1 vote) Kew

187: St Mary (1 vote) Totnes

188: St Kentigern (1 vote) Keswick

189: St Lukes, Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

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

191: Holy Trinity Church (1 vote) Ingham

192: St Nicolas Parish Church (1 vote) Nuneaton

193: St Mary Magdalene (1 vote) Stoke Bishop

194: Holy Trinity, Windsor (1 vote) Windsor

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

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

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

198: St John the Baptist (1 vote) Burford

199: St Nicholas (1 vote) Moreton

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

201: Christchurch, Clevedon (1 vote) Clevedon

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

203: St Thomas (1 vote) Lymington

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

205: St Andrews, Bedford (1 vote) Bedford

206: All Saints Maidenhead (1 vote) Maidenhead

207: St Marys, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

208: St Andrew (1 vote) Alfriston

209: Christ Church (1 vote) Harrogate

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

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

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

213: St Mary, Aylesbury (1 vote) Aylesbury

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

215: St Edward the Confessor (1 vote) Leek

216: St Michaels, Sandhurst (1 vote) Sandhurst

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

218: St Marys (1 vote) Bury St Edmunds

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

220: St Thomas (1 vote) Winchelsea

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

222: St Laurence, Winslow (1 vote) Winslow

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

224: St Mark (1 vote) Kennington

225: Christ Church, Chesham (1 vote) Chesham

226: St Marys (1 vote) Cholsey

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

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

229: St Mary (1 vote) Rye

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

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

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

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