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 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.
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.
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 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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.