English Parish Churches and Chapels



English Parish Churches and Chapels: Architecture, Art and People

English Parish Churches and Chapels: Architecture, Art and People is a beautiful and inspiring book of photographic portraits produced by Dr Matthew Byrne, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, for the National Churches Trust. 

With a message of support from our Patron Her Majesty the Queen, and a foreword from our Vice President Michael Palin, the book celebrates the huge variety of English churches and chapels. Through detailed descriptions and wonderful images, it explores churches ancient and modern, large and small, urban and rural, many of which have received grant funding from the National Churches Trust.

"In this rich and detailed book, Matthew Byrne selects a collection of places of worship to prove what potential treasure troves of local - and national - history they represent." Michael Palin


Churches featured in the book:

The Anglo-Saxon Centuries 700-1066

1) St Lawrence, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

England under Norman Rule 1066-1200

2) St Mary and St David, Kilpeck, Herefordshire

3) The Abbey Church of St Mary, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershir

4) The Abbey Church of our Lord, St Mary and St Germain, Selby, North   Yorkshire

The Middle Ages 1200-1500

5) St Mary, West Walton, Norfolk

6) The Minster, Beverley, East Yorkshire

7) St Mary, Ripple, Worcestershire

8) Holy Trinity, Blythburgh, Suffolk

9) St Andrew, Cullompton, Devon

10) St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

11) St Nonna, Altarnun, Cornwall

12) St Leonard, Middleton, Greater Manchester

13) St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Leicestershire

Churches of the 17th and 18th Centuries

14) St Stephen Walbrook, City of London

15) St Lawrence, Mereworth, Kent

16) St Michael and All Angels, Great Witley, Worcestershire

17) St Margaret, Well, Lincolnshire

18) St John the Evangelist, Shobdon, Herefordshire

19) St Thomas Becket, Fairfield, Kent

20) St Mary, Whitby, North Yorkshire

21) The Quaker Meeting House, Come-to-Good, Cornwall

Churches in the Reign of Queen Victoria

22) St Giles (Roman Catholic), Cheadle, Staffordshire

23) Methodist Chapel of St John, St Austell, Cornwall

24) St Agnes, Sefton Park, Liverpool

25) St Martin, Brampton, Cumbria

The Modern Age

26) St Mary (Roman Catholic), Leyland, Lancashire