England - Famous Churches
England’s history is a fascinating and complex one. It has always been a significant centre for Christianity, which is confirmed by its abundance of ancient churches and grand cathedrals. Some of the best known of these include:
York Minster in York, England
Situated in the English county of Yorkshire, this church dates back to between the 13th and 15th centuries. It is acclaimed as a spectacular medieval church, not only in England, but in all of Europe and is made especially beautiful by its glassworks, stone pieces and open spaces filled only by the majestic music. Like many of the other major churches in England, York Minster has become a tourist attraction, inviting people of all religious denominations to explore it. This church was actually built on the remains of the foundations of the Emperor Constantine’s Roman home. It is also the burial place of many noted Archbishops. Free guided tours are conducted by volunteer guides.
St Paul's Cathedral on a magnificent clear summer day in London.
St Paul’s is a Anglican cathedral that has been used as such since its establishment in 604 CE. It is situated in London, making it accessible to the influx of visitors that it receives on a regular basis. St Paul’s is famous for its dome, which stands out in photographs of London. During a visit, tourists are encouraged to:
Holy Trinity Brompton
This Anglican church is known as the ‘home of the Alpha Course’, and is situated in Onslow Square, London. It holds eight services on Sundays, inviting locals and visitor alike to join in their worship. In addition to the Alpha Course, there are a number of other courses available through the Holy Trinity Brompton church, aimed at improving the lives and morals of participants.
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
This is a relatively new church, having been built in the early 1900’s, but only completed some 70 years later. It remains the fifth largest Anglican Church in the world and the largest in all of the United Kingdom (which comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). It measures 188.7 metres in length and has a total area of 9687 square metres. Its tower alone is over 100 metres high.