All Saints is a typical village parish church, but it can be found in many guide books, as it is nationally and internationally famous for its stained glass windows by William Morris. These windows, installed over a period of 28 years, tell a story about the involvement of the Pre Raphaelite painters as people and the development of stained glass as a church art form.
The All Saints' Church was originally part of the Cistercian monastery of Sedlec, founded in 1142. The church was restored in the early 18th century in Baroque style. When the monastery was abolished in 1784, the building was bought by aristocrats (Schwarzenberg family) who gave the interior of the church its present appearance.
The present church is from about 1400 but there is ample evidence of an earlier 12th century Norman church. The outward appearance is perpendicular but inside is something unique to English parish churches. Described by Nicholas Pevsner as ‘one of the architectural sensations of Cumberland'.
All Souls was completed in 1880 as a memorial to Walter Farquhar Hook, the Vicar of Leeds who was responsible and famous for the growth of Anglicanism in the city. George Gilbert Scott, perhaps the greatest ecclesiastical architect of the time, designed All Souls on a grand scale, having in mind the nave of one of the great Yorkshire abbeys. He died two days after completing his plans, his design being then carried out by his son, John Oldrid Scott.
The Protestant church of Allna is one of the listed half-timbered churches in Hesse. Built in 1782 by Johann Georg Blecher, it is topped by a ridge turret. The west portal is richly carved.
The Alte Nikolaikirche is a Protestant church. The current late Gothic building was built in the 15th century.
The cathedral of Ancona, built between 996 and 1017, mixes Romanesque and Byzantine styles. The building stands on the former site of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite. The cathedral was restored in the 1980s.
On top of the characteristic circular village vault is the originally late Roman Andreas church. The current building was rebuilt in 1676 after the old church was largely destroyed by fire a few years earlier.
The current church is the remnant of an originally late Romanesque building. Traces of the southern crossarm can still be found in the outer façade. In the north wall are bricked-up lists of Romanesque windows. The interior has beautiful wall and vault paintings from the 13th and 15th centuries: the Fall, John the Baptist and St. Lawrence.
The Andreaskirche is a monastery church in Düsseldorf, used since 1972 by the Dominicans. The church, built in the 17th century is a listed building.