Churches

St Martin in the Fields church interior view

Our churches

Each one of our churches has its own, unique story to tell

A church is more than bricks and mortar. It is a community of people who, together, live in relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

There is a church at the heart of every community. And each one puts its faith in action. Our churches run food banks and night shelters, host exercise classes, organise farmers markets, and so much more.

Our churches belong to everyone.

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Faith in action

Our churches are often the oldest building in a village or town.

Each stone marks the location where history happened and tells of a significant event in our nation’s story.

They are steeped in history. And their architecture will inspire you.

Savage memorial inside St Mary's church, Elmley Castle
Interior of Priory church, Boxgrove

We have over 16,000 church buildings in England and 12,500 are listed by Historic England

Discover what makes our buildings unique

We estimate that 35 to 50 million people visit churches each year as tourists.

Few historic buildings are as easy to visit as a parish church. They are open and welcoming to all.

During the week, many churches are unlocked during daylight hours, and those that are not have details on display of where a key can be found. To ensure you can gain access we suggest you contact the church in advance.

Couple looking at wall memorial inside church

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Interior view of St Matthews church, Westminster

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