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St Margaret

St Margaret

Langton with Old Woodhall, GB

St Margaret's at Langton was also much restored also in 1890 though a little mediaeval stonework remains in the north aisle, visible from outside if you can't get in. Look for the unusual font made from several bits of masonry, the base being part of a Norman roof vault. There's a welcome seat in the churchyard too for anyone needing a rest!

Agen Cathedral

Agen, FR

Tradition has it that a church in homage to Saint Caprais was built at the beginning of the 5th century by Bishop Saint Dulcid who allegedly transported the relics of the martyrs there. A basilica dedicated to Saint Caprais probably existed in 580. After being cleared again in December 1561, during the Wars of Religion, the collegiate church of Saint-Caprais became a fodder store in 1791 before being reopened in 1796 and becoming the official cathedral of Agen, after the destruction of the old Saint-Étienne cathedral during the Revolution. It was elevated to the rank of a cathedral in 1802.

Church of Saint-Pierre

Church of Saint-Pierre

Langon, FR

Fully listed since 2002 in the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments, the church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul is one of the best preserved Romanesque churches in Brittany. Partially renovated, the interior contains a very rare fresco of the Eternal Father as well as two paintings from the 17th century and above all thirteen bell towers, twelve of which have no bells, like the number of inhabitants of Langon.

Saint-François-Xavier

Saint-François-Xavier

Toulouse, FR

The church of St. Francis Xavier was built between 1852 and 1875. After suffering major damage in 2001 during the explosion of the AZF factory, it reopened in 2003. Stained glass windows illustrating the life of St. François-Xavier are worth the detour.

St Margaret

St Margaret

Thimbleby, GB

Delve a little into the history behind this small village in Lincolnshire and you will soon find its hugely important link to America. You see the mud and stud thatch cottages in this village were the blueprint for the very first houses built in Jamestown America in 1607, not only that but probably built by the same carpenter as well.

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

Woodhall Spa, GB

The first Methodist church in Woodhall Spa was built in 1899 before which worshippers had to go to the chapel at nearby hamlet of Kirkstead.

Our Lady & St Peter

Our Lady & St Peter

Woodhall Spa, GB

An attractive but architecturally unexceptional late Victorian church, originally intended as a dual purpose school and chapel. It was badly damaged in World War II but was subsequently restored and has good recent additions.

St Peter

St Peter

Woodhall Spa, GB

St Peter's is a relatively new church, being built because the old parish church of St Andrew, only seating 190, was too small. It was consecrated in 1893 by Rt Revd Dr Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln.

Anglican Church of Saint-Bartholomew

Anglican Church of Saint-Bartholomew

Dinard, FR

The only purely Anglican building in the west of France, the building was made possible thanks to the donation of the land by Mr. William Faber, and the generosity of many people including William Faber and Sir Philip Egerton. The orientation of the choir, to the east, was favoured to the detriment of a monumental entrance on the south side. The original building refers to the Anglo-Norman ogival style. However, its Latin cross plan, its granite rubble, its partly uncovered gables and its south porch are reminiscent of a Breton chapel. Saint Bartholomew's church boasts several particularly illustrious visitors who have come to pray within its walls: Agatha Christie, Edward VII, Lawrence of Arabia.

St Leonard

St Leonard

Kirkstead, GB

This tiny chapel ‘outside the gate', may well have been built as a chantry chapel in memory of Robert de Tattershall (the grandson of Hugh the Breton who founded Kirkstead Abbey) who died in 1212 and whose effigy it is thought to be, lies beside the altar.

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Religiana, a project by Future for Religious Heritage, presents a catalogue of beatiful and inspiring buildings, helping you experience Europe's history, today!