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Church of Saint-Paterne de Montrond

Church of Saint-Paterne de Montrond

Neuville-près-Sées, FR

The Church of St. Paterne de Montrond, listed as a Historic Monument, is located in Neuville-pres-Sees, Normandy. It became a parish church and was modified in the seventeenth century. It is a rural building with a single nave and a choir with a flat chevet. The sacristy was attached to the chevet. The beauty of the church lies in its magnificent 14th century wall paintings and the modern stained glass windows created by François Rouan.

St Lawrence

St Lawrence

West Wycombe, GB

St Lawrence is an unmistakable church perched high on West Wycombe Hill with the famous 'Golden Ball' at the top of the tower. St Lawrence's church at West Wycombe may be one of the most famous of all parish churches in England, but not to do with its architecture or ancient origins. Rather, it owes its popularity to the eccentric Francis Dashwood, Lord le Despence and owner of nearby West Wycombe Park.

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.

Church of Saint-Aignan

Church of Saint-Aignan

Ivoy-le-Pré, FR

The St Aignan church was located inside the walls of the medieval village of Ivoy-Le-Pré in the 13th century, which was ruined and pillaged by the Huguenots. In the 16th century the single nave church was extended by a five section chevet, and then enlarged by the addition of side chapels with beautifully ribbed vaults, forming a transept. Today, the bays of the church are adorned with stained glass windows (Lorain studio) and one can admire many classified objects.

Priory of La Charité-sur-Loire

Priory of La Charité-sur-Loire

La Charité-sur-Loire, FR

Priory Notre-Dame of Charity-sur-Loire is a Benedictine priory funded in 1059 as “daughter-house” of the Cluny abbey, in Burgundy. Closed in 1791, the priory was listed as a historical monument in 1840 and inscribed in 1998 on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Route.

Church of Saint-Gilles de Fougy

Church of Saint-Gilles de Fougy

Le Bourg-Saint-Léonard, FR

The church of Saint-Gilles de Fougy, a listed historical monument, is located in Bourg-Saint-Leonard, Normandy. This old chapel, built in the twelfth century, became, the following century, one of the fourteen priory-cures dependent on the Abbey of Silly-en-Gouffern. The value of this building lies in the exceptional decoration of the choir, dated from the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century.

St Botolph (Boston Stump)

St Botolph (Boston Stump)

Boston, GB

St Botolph's Church is one of the country's largest parish churches. Its iconic tower, known as Boston Stump is the tallest to the roof of any parish church in England and one of the largest medieval towers in Britain. The church dates from 1309 and is visible for miles over the flat fenland countryside of Lincolnshire. It has a rich history, from Boston's involvement in the medieval Hanseatic League to the early colonisation of America.

Church of the Holy Rood

Church of the Holy Rood

Empshott, GB

Empshott is a beautiful area of English farmland and woodland at the headwaters of the River Rother. The Church of the Holy Rood, which is 13th century, though there has inevitably been some rebuilding over the centuries, including a charming bell turret. The church is the heart of the village.

St Mary

St Mary

Wargrave, GB

The church of St Mary the Virgin is located in the heart of the large village of Wargrave on Thames, and is beautifully situated beside Mill Green. It is the oldest (parts dating back to the 12th century) and biggest of the three churches in the parish.

Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel

Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel

Monksthorpe, GB

Built in a time of dissent and persecution, this unique secluded chapel was designed to look like a farmyard barn in order to avoid being discovered. Built in 1701 and refurbished in 1840, it has a modest interior and a rare open air baptistry in its grounds.

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