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St Mary

St Mary

Staveley in Cartmel, GB

A church was first established on this site in the aftermath of the Dissolution of the Monasteries when Cartmel Priory was dissolved as part of the Henrician Reformation and a chapel was built on the present site using materials from Cartmel around 1537.

St Nectan

St Nectan

Hartland, GB

St Nectan's church is an exceptional, delightful country church in a wonderfully scenic location. The medieval church is in the hamlet of Stoke, 2 miles to the west of Hartland. The present church was started in 1170 and completely rebuilt in 1360. Its most obvious feature is the eye catching tower, erected around 1420 and standing 128 feet high. It was used as an aid to navigation by sailors along the treacherous North Devon coast.

St Nonna

St Nonna

Altarnun, GB

Altarnon parish church is known as 'the cathedral of the moors'. St Nonna was the mother of St David and left her native Wales around the year 527. Nonna was one of many Celtic missionaries who passed through Cornwall on their way to Europe in the 6th and 7th centuries.

St Peter

St Peter

Finsthwaite, GB

St Peter's was built in 1874 designed by well known Lancashire firm of Paley and Austin and won an award for its design as a ‘mountain chapel'. This Grade II* church was built with no aisle, and a tower vault divides the church from the chancel. A lychgate was added in 1914. Built on the site of an earlier chapel together they have served the community for nearly three centuries.

St Carannog

St Carannog

Llangrannog, GB

Llangrannog village was established around the church during the 6th century, although there is evidence of an early Celtic settlement at nearby Lochtyn. The church is dedicated to Caranog or Carantoc, son of Corun ab Caredig ab Cunedda, a 6th century saint and founder of several churches in Wales.

St Andrew

St Andrew

Corbridge, GB

Welcome! Spending some time in beautiful,wild Northumbria? Then a visit to the stunning Roman village of Corbridge is an absolute must, especially the ancient church of St Andrew's in the village square is well worth a visit. Enter our imposing church through our Norman archway and staggeringly beautiful glass door, generously given by Rowan Atkinson in memory of his mother who regularly worshipped at our church. Why don't you give it a visit, next time you're in Corbridge!

St Neot

St Neot

St Neot, GB

The church and village is named after St Neot. He died circa 877 and was buried in the church. Around 974 Earl Alfric stole the remains and removed most of them to Eynesbury (now called St Neots) in Huntingdonshire.

Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey

Hexham, GB

Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England. We have been welcoming visitors to our site for more than 1,300 years. With a host of historical artefacts and treasures, visitors will feel inspired by the sense of heritage, worship and community unique to this beautiful place.

Church of Saint-Thuriau

Church of Saint-Thuriau

PLUMERGAT, FR

The Church of Saint-Thuriau is located in Plumergat, Brittany, on a former site of prayer and druidic sacrifice. Built in the Romanesque style (eleventh century), it was relatively unchanged until 1948, when many changes were made, without altering too much the general structure of the building. Above the gate stands a fourteenth century bell tower, broken by a small outfacing bay. There is a polychrome wooden altarpiece and Romanesque capitals from the twelfth century (listed Historical Monuments).

St David

St David

Davidstow, GB

Davidstow means David's Place and according to legend the church was founded by St David in the 6th century, whilst visiting his mother at nearby Altarnun.

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