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Religious buildings

Chris Day | Merton college Chapel

Merton college Chapel

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop,
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral

A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the Cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cahedral taken from theShard. A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the Cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Chris Day | St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cahedral taken from theShard. A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the Cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Chris Day | Winchester Cathedral Nave ceiling from the Quire.

Winchester Cathedral Nave ceiling from the Quire.

Winchester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Winchester, which is part of the Church of England. The Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site.
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | St Pauls Cathedral Points away towards the Heavens

St Pauls Cathedral Points away towards the Heavens

A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the Cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | St Peters Marlow

St Peters Marlow

St Peters Marlow
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | Christchurch Priory

Christchurch Priory

There has been a church on this site since around 800 A.D. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in continuous use as a place of prayer and pilgrimage. Visitors never fail to be amazed to find such a beautiful church tucked away in this corner of Dorset, where it dominates the skyline of the historic town of Christchurch. In Simon Jenkins' book Thousand Best Churches the Priory was one of only eighteen churches awarded 5 stars and was described in The Times Newspaper as the least appreciated of Grand Churches.
Chris Day | Winchester Cathedral Quire

Winchester Cathedral Quire

Winchester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Winchester, which is part of the Church of England. The Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site.
Chris Day |  St Mary the Virgin Ross-on-Wye

St Mary the Virgin Ross-on-Wye

The parish of St Mary the Virgin includes the whole of Ross-on-Wye, an attractive market town serving South Herefordshire. The spire of St Mary's Church, towering 205 feet into the air, can be seen from miles around as a welcome to worshippers and visitors.
Chris Day | St Mary's Church Hayes

St Mary's Church Hayes

The Parish Church of Hayes Middlesex has been witness to the Christian Faith since at least 830 AD.
Chris Day | Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

A cathedral dedicated to the Martyred King Ethelbert has stood on the site since Saxon times. Todays building contains some of the finest examples of architectural excellence from the Norman times to the present day. It is home to the Mappa Mundi, the largest surviving medieval world map. It also houses the famous chained library.
Chris Day | London Central Mosque

London Central Mosque

The London Central Mosque is a mosque in London, England. It was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, completed in 1978, and has a prominent golden dome.
Chris Day | St. Andrews United Reformed

St. Andrews United Reformed

Richmond Hill St. Andrews United Reformed Church is the largest church building in Bournemouth with a capacity to seat nearly 1,100 people.
Chris Day | Winchester Cathedral Cloisters of the Inner close

Winchester Cathedral Cloisters of the Inner close

Winchester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Winchester, which is part of the Church of England. The Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site.
Chris Day | The Dome of St Pauls Cathedral from the South

The Dome of St Pauls Cathedral from the South

The Dome of St Pauls Cathedral from the South. A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the Cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Chris Day | Bisham Church

Bisham Church

Bisham village, which has been known by various names down the centuries, was recorded in Domesday with its villagers, cottagers, slaves, vines and meadowland. A church was also recorded there, no doubt on the beautiful riverside site of the present building, the oldest part of which is the 12th century tower, the parapet, battlements and brick quoins of which were added in the 15th century. The tower contains three bells dating from 1840.
Chris Day | St Giles Ickenham

St Giles Ickenham

St Giles' Church is packed full of over 650 years of history. The oldest part of the building is believed to date back to 1335 when the first Rector of the Parish of Ickenham was appointed. A North Aisle was added in the 16th Century, an extension to the west end of the Nave in 1959 and a 2nd storey extension above the Choir Vestry was opened in 1986.
Chris Day | Winchester Cathedral Altar

Winchester Cathedral Altar

Winchester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Winchester, which is part of the Church of England. The Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site.
Chris Day | St Laurence Church in Cowley

St Laurence Church in Cowley

St Laurence Church in Cowley Middlesex is in parts thought to be over 1000 years old.
Chris Day | St Mary's Parish Church

St Mary's Parish Church

St Mary's Parish Church is Harefield’s oldest building, and has been its spiritual heart for centuries, despite beng sited away from the geographical centre of the village. It has been described as the Westminster Abbey of West Middlesex because of its wealth of monuments. At the Domesday Survey of 1086 Harefield had a priest, and therefore presumably a church which was probably on the present site.
Chris Day | St Giles Ickenham

St Giles Ickenham

St Giles' Church is packed full of over 650 years of history. The oldest part of the building is believed to date back to 1335 when the first Rector of the Parish of Ickenham was appointed. A North Aisle was added in the 16th Century, an extension to the west end of the Nave in 1959 and a 2nd storey extension above the Choir Vestry was opened in 1986.
Chris Day | Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

A cathedral dedicated to the Martyred King Ethelbert has stood on the site since Saxon times. Todays building contains some of the finest examples of architectural excellence from the Norman times to the present day. It is home to the Mappa Mundi, the largest surviving medieval world map. It also houses the famous chained library.
Chris Day | St Lawrence West Wycombe

St Lawrence West Wycombe

The 18th century Church of St. Lawrence, with its golden ball on the top of West Wycombe hill, is a well-known landmark, visible for many miles due its hilltop location, visually dominating the village. The church was remodelled by Sir Francis Dashwood inside and out. The hill is known as 'West Wycombe Hill' and was an Iron Age hill fort. Also situated on the hill is the Dashwood Mausoleum, inspired by the Colosseum in Rome
Chris Day | St Pauls Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral

A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood on this site since 604AD, and throughout the Cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace.
Chris Day | St Laurence Cowley

St Laurence Cowley

St Laurence Church in Cowley Middlesex is in parts thought to be over 1000 years old.
Chris Day | Winchester Cathedral Quire

Winchester Cathedral Quire

Winchester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Winchester, which is part of the Church of England. The Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site.
Chris Day | St Mary's Parish Church Harefield

St Mary's Parish Church Harefield

St Mary's Parish Church is Harefield’s oldest building, and has been its spiritual heart for centuries, despite beng sited away from the geographical centre of the village. It has been described as the Westminster Abbey of West Middlesex because of its wealth of monuments. At the Domesday Survey of 1086 Harefield had a priest, and therefore presumably a church which was probably on the present site.
Chris Day | Churches of Hillingdon

Churches of Hillingdon

Churches in the London Borough of Hillingdon
Chris Day | St Pauls an alternative view

St Pauls an alternative view

The dome of St Pauls Cathedral seen though the towers of the bridge at Cannon Street Station.
Chris Day | The Lady Chapel in Winchester Cathedral

The Lady Chapel in Winchester Cathedral

The Lady Chapel in Winchester Cathedral
Chris Day | Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

A cathedral dedicated to the Martyred King Ethelbert has stood on the site since Saxon times. Todays building contains some of the finest examples of architectural excellence from the Norman times to the present day. It is home to the Mappa Mundi, the largest surviving medieval world map. It also houses the famous chained library.