This will be the first church that many people visit when exploring the beautiful and aptly named Golden Valley. It is all that is left of a Cistercian abbey founded here in 1147, and consists of what had been the presbytery, crossing and transepts of the abbey church. Much of it dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, though the tower is 17th century.
Following a fire, set by arsonists in 2006, the repairs to one of Cumbria's largest parish churches continues and the building is once again open to visitors, who are uplifted and captivated by its remarkable space.
One of the most unusual features of St Nicholas's church is six huge pairs of painted reindeer antlers hanging in the north chapel.
The origins of Abbots Leigh and the Church of Holy Trinity are lost in the mists of time, but there are definite indications of a Celtic Settlement well before the Roman invasion.
A tower of kings.
St Elvan Aberdare is a church of contrasts with white washed walls in the nave, beautifully painted floral ceilings in Arts & Crafts style fill the side chapels and 16 stained glass windows.
Aberdaron was the principal setting out place for pilgrims going to Bardsey Island, so was very busy in medieval times.
The main place of worship in the Catholic diocese of Aberdeen the Cathedral was opened in 1860 and has many attractive architectural and liturgical features.
You are very welcome to St Andrews Cathedral, the home of Christian hospitality and culture in the heart of the granite city.
The Cathedral is a fine example of a fortified kirk, with twin towers built in the fashion of 14th century tower houses and now with spires added in the 15th century.
A selection from the many wonderful churches opening up for England’s largest community heritage festival.
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...
Indulge yourself in the simple things.