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Churches of the week

TROUTBECK Jesus Church
Troutbeck, Cumbria

23rd December 2020

Jesus Church, Troutbeck

Lakeland church with its magnificent east window created by three master craftsmen who met up during a fishing holiday and decided to combine all their skills and talents together.

Mount Merrion church, Belfast
Belfast, County Antrim

18th December 2020

Mount Merrion, Belfast

Sometimes it is not the heritage of the building or the stories it holds that makes it a church of the week, but the dedicated service from the people within it, in serving their community.

St Issui church, Patricio
Patricio, Powys

11th December 2020

St Issui, Patricio

Hidden under the Black Mountains near Abergavenny is the tiny church of St Issui, an early hermit believed murdered by a passing traveller to whom he had given hospitality.

St Conan kirk, Loch Awe
Lochawe, Strathclyde

4th December 2020

St Conan Kirk, Lochawe

Gracing the shore of Scotland's longest loch, St Conan conceals an eclectic hotchpotch of ecclesiastic styles including Norman archways, Gothic flying buttresses, a Celtic cross and even a stone circle.

Sacred Heart & St Catherine, Droitwich
Droitwich, Worcestershire

27th November 2020

Sacred Heart & St Catherine of Alexandria, Droitwich Spa

The Italian town of Ravenna’s ancient basilicas with their shimmering mosaics provided inspiration for Walter Loveridge Hodgkinson when he commissioned this church as a memory to his late wife, Catherine.

St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Grampion

20th November 2020

St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen

Only the nave and transepts remain of the magnificent medieval church known as St Machar's Cathedral. The ruined transepts hold tombs of medieval bishops, and the church boasts a unique flat-vaulted wooden ceiling with heraldic panels, crafted in 1520.

All Saints Church, Brockhampton
Brockhampton, Herefordshire

13th November 2020

All Saints, Brockhampton

One of the leading Arts & Crafts buildings in England. A first impression is that of a traditional English thatched church. But step inside to understand why Pevsner called All Saints, "one of the most convincing and impressive churches of its date in any country."

St Mark church, Woodhouse, Leeds
Leeds, Yorkshire

6th November 2020

St Mark, Woodhouse, Leeds

The last surviving Waterloo church in Leeds and the winner of the best in church repair and conservation at the recent Celebration of Excellence UK Church Architecture Awards.

St Bega church, Bassenthwaite
Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

30th October 2020

St Bega, Bassenthwaite

Standing in isolation on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, this must be one of the most beautifully situated churches in the UK.

St Beuno church CLYNNOG FAWR
Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd

23rd October 2020

St Beuno, Clynnog Fawr

A descendant of the royal princes of Powys, St Beuno was the most celebrated of the early Christian monks of North Wales. He founded his 'clas', a cross between a monastery and a college at Clynnog Fawr in 616.

St Peter Church, Markby
Markby, Lincolnshire

16th October 2020

St Peter, Markby

Tucked away off the road and hidden behind the trees, lies the only thatched church in Lincolnshire.

Shropshire MELVERLEY St Peter church
Melverley, Shropshire

9th October 2020

St Peter, Melverley

The church is made with local Melverley oak and the entire structure is pegged together, not one nail being used.