'It is impossible to overstate the importance of churches to this country. Nothing else in the built environment has the emotional and spiritual resonance, the architectural distinction, the ancient, reassuring solidity of a parish church. To me, they are the physical embodiment of all that is best and most enduring in Britain.' Everybody loves Bill Bryson. His best selling travel books extol the glories of our country and he is a Vice President of the National Churches Trust. Here he chooses 14 of his favourite churches, including Durham Cathedral, The Italian Chapel in Orkney and London’s St Martin’s in the Fields. Click on the links to find more information and photos of each wonderful building.