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.
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.
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.
More information about this church coming soon.
A richly rewarding church, both warm and welcoming in the smart northern suburb of Northampton.