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St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Masham, GB

St Mary's church was originally founded in the 7th century and was mentioned in the Domesday Book.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Brecon, GB

St Mary's has occupied this site for over 900 years, although we are uncertain of the date of consecration. Originally built as a chapel of ease to the Priory (now Cathedral), the Norman pillar and grant from the Town Council in the 12th century for the offering of Mass, testify to its early foundation.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Oxenhope, GB

In 1845, the Reverend Patrick Bront, father of the famous novelist sisters Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bronte, appointed the curate the Revd Joseph Brett Grant to take charge of the newly formed Ecclesiastical district now known as Oxenhope.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Iffley, GB

Visitors come to the church of St Mary the Virgin, Iffley for many reasons, but primarily for the extraordinary beauty of the building and for its sense of spirituality. The church is one of the most spectacular Romanesque parish churches in England. Its timeless rural setting does nothing to prepare you for the shock of the west front of the church and the riot of 12th century carving both outside and inside the building.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Cuddington, GB

The present St Mary's was opened in 1895, but a medieval stone and tile in the porch are clues to the parish's much longer story. Cuddington is believed to mean ‘Cuda's farm'. Cuda was perhaps an Anglo-Saxon who founded a settlement in today's Nonsuch Park. The first church was built of wood, before the Norman Conquest. It was replaced with a stone church around 1100, rebuilt around 1250; this medieval church stood until 1538.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Hull, GB

St Mary the Virgin, Lowgate, Hull, is an ancient church dating back to the early 14th century, although it is believed a chapel may have existed on the same site before this. The parish now includes the many and various offices, businesses and residences located in the Old Town of Kingston upon Hull.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Wellingborough, GB

A thrilling experience: Sir Ninian Comper's masterpiece built between 1908 and 1930. It is a free essay in the gothic style fearlessly mixed with classical appropriations.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Speldhurst, GB

Though very close to Tunbridge Wells, Speldhurst has a pleasing village like feel and the Victorian gothic church fits in well.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Weston Turville, GB

A very warm welcome to our beautiful medieval church, which lies tucked away down a quiet lane on the south side of the village. For centuries men and women have worshipped and celebrated here and we continue to build on that rich heritage.

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What is Religiana?

Religiana, a project by Future for Religious Heritage, presents a catalogue of beatiful and inspiring buildings, helping you experience Europe's history, today!