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Church of Notre-Dame et Saint-Firmin

Church of Notre-Dame et Saint-Firmin

Valcanville, FR

The Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Firmin is located in Valcanville, Normandy. The surviving buildings were built by the Hospitallers of the Order of Malta, to whom this commandery was given by the Knights Templar. The church remained on their books until the Revolution. The building is peculiar in that is presents a choir that is larger and longer than the nave. Inside, there is a fifteenth century statue of the Virgin and Child.

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church

Leipzig, DE

The Nikolaikirche, which was founded in the 12th century, is the oldest and largest church in Leipzig. In the autumn of 1989, the Nikolaikirche was the central starting point of the peaceful revolution in the GDR with the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 and the reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990.

Russian Memorial Church

Russian Memorial Church

Leipzig, DE

The St. Alexis Memorial of Russian Honour is a Russian Orthodox Church built in 1913. It commemorates the 22,000 Russian soldiers who fell in the 1813 Battle of Nations in and around Leipzig.

St Helena

St Helena

Kirmington, GB

In a central position on the main street of Kirmington stands St Helena, with its 13th century ironstone tower, crowned by a copper on timber spire in 1838. It is a local landmark.

Marienkirche

Marienkirche

Lübeck, DE

The Marienkirche (officially St. Marien zu Lübeck) was built from 1277 to 1351. The building was a symbol of the economic and political power of this city then at the head of the powerful Hanseatic League. As part of the old town of Lübeck, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Mary is widely considered as the "mother church of Gothic brick".

Hohen Thekla Church

Hohen Thekla Church

Leipzig, DE

Hohen Thekla Church is a Romanesque church dating back to the 12th century. It was successively destroyed during the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic wars and later because of a fire (1959). In 1962, the church was finally rebuilt.

St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist

Burford, GB

St John's began life as a Norman church, of which the central tower and west wall, with its typical Norman door, remain. After this, its story is one of continual additions and ‘improvements' over the centuries, which makes the history of the building fascinating although quite difficult to read.

All Saints

All Saints

Goxhill, GB

The impressive church at Goxhill provides a great backdrop to some fascinating history. Goxhill sits close to the coast in the north of Lincolnshire, close to Thornton Abbey and Barrow Haven.

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch, GB

Christchurch Priory, an 11th century Grade 1 Listed building, given five stars in Simon Jenkins seminal work on English Parish Churches. The Priory is the longest parish church in the country and has been a place of worship for centuries and offers peace and calm and an opportunity for prayer.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury, GB

Salisbury Cathedral, built between 1220 and 1320, has the highest church spire in the United Kingdom, the largest cloister in England and one of the last four original copies of the Magna Carta. Although commonly known as Salisbury Cathedral, its official name is St. Mary's Cathedral.

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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!