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St Thomas of Canterbury

Open approx 9.30am to 5pm.

Frisby on the Wreake, Leicestershire | LE14 2NJ

In a conservation area in the tiny village of Frisby on the Wreake (255 houses), near the market town of Melton Mowbray, the church is as delightful as it sounds.

Dore Abbey

The Abbey is usually open 9am to 5pm (4pm in winter), although access to the Presbytery may be limited when a service is in progress. The Abbey grounds are always open.

Abbeydore, Herefordshire | HR2 0AA

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.


Holme Cultram Abbey

Open daily, tours given by prior arrangement.

Abbeytown, Cumbria | CA7 4SD

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.

St Nicholas

Open daily, dawn to dusk.

Abbot's Bromley, Staffordshire | WS15 3DD

One of the most unusual features of St Nicholas's church is six huge pairs of painted reindeer antlers hanging in the north chapel.

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity

Open daily.

Abbots Leigh, City of Bristol | BS8 3QT

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.

St Margaret

St Margaret

Keyholder nearby, details on the notice at the church or please call 01223 324442 to arrange access.

Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire | PE19 6UJ

A tower of kings.

St Elvan

Saturdays from 10am to 2pm May to September.

Aberdare, Glamorgan | CF44 7LA

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.

St Hywyn

St Hywyn

April to October 9am to 6pm daily. November to March 10am to 4pm daily.

Aberdaron, Gwynedd | LL53 8BE

This medieval pilgrim church stands above the shore of the Irish Sea, at the end of the Llyn Peninsula, nestled in the old fishing village of Aberdaron.


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