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Cheshire

Discover the wonder of Cheshire's sacred heritage.

Holiday in Cheshire and discover a plethora of churches in this county of contrasts; from the county seat of Chester, founded as a Roman fort to rural villages with their black and white half timbered buildings; from market towns with local red sandstone buildings to the rich legacy left behind from the Industrial Revolution.

The history of Cheshire can be told through its churches, here we share just a few with you.

Every church has a story to tell.

Cheshire churches on our map

Search our map for beautiful churches to visit and wonderful stories to discover across the county.

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Charming Cheshire

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St Boniface, Bunbury

In 1385 Sir Hugh de Calveley endowed a college of priests at Bunbury. Standing in the centre of the chancel, his tomb is the earliest alabaster monument in Cheshire.

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Chester Cathedral

Shrouded in the mists of time, Chester Cathedral tells tales of Celtic temples, Roman invasions and St Werburgh, a Mercian princess whose holy relics were hidden here from marauding pirates.

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St Mary, Nantwich

Known as the 'Cathedral of South Cheshire', this attractive 14th century building contains a most impressive collection of exquisitely carved medieval choir stalls and misericords.

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St John the Baptist, Chester

Founded in 689AD by AEthelred, King of Mercia, as a Saxon Minster church, this is one of the finest pre Conquest churches in England, and the most impressive Norman church in Cheshire.

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All Saints, Daresbury

The birthplace of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) the author of Alice in Wonderland. The Daniell Chapel contains the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window.

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St Oswald, Malpas

One of the county's best examples of late 15th century / early 16th century work; the effigies of Sir Randal and Lady Eleanor Brereton are outstanding.

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St Mary, Nether Alderley

Owes many of its unique features to the patronage of the Stanley family; impressive mausoleum, tombs and the elevated Stanley Pew, sumptuously decorated with red furnishings.

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St Mary, Astbury

An mix of 14th to 16th century architecture has created this unique and unusual church, don't miss the ornate canopied tomb chest with effigies of a man and woman holding hands.

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St Bartholomew, Thurstaston

A splendid example of a Victorian revival of mid gothic architecture built entirely of local sandstone. The lychgate is in memory of the Ismay family, who were local ship owners,

Explore with James Balme

Join James Balme as he explores churches in Cheshire from the air.

It's just a glimpse at some of the heritage waiting to be discovered in churches across this glorious county.

See more of Jame's videos of Cheshire churches and their histories on his Youtube channel

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Visit Chester & Cheshire

There are so many things to do in Cheshire and so many attractions to visit, you wouldn't want to miss a thing! And the bewitching beauty and atmosphere makes Chester one of Britain’s most popular places for an unforgettable stay.

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