The Churches of Britain and Ireland


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Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire, St. James the Greater. Jim Rushton. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2015). Link. Grade II* listed. A video about the restoration project. The former Methodist Church. Another view. Both David Regan (2015).
Abberton, Worcestershire,
St. Edburga. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2012). Link. Both links refer to a "broach spire", but nothing is evident in either photo. Howard Richter has pointed out that the grade II listing mentions that it was taken down in 1962, as it posed a hazard for RAF planes from the nearby RAF Pershore.
Abbess Roding, Essex, St. Edmund. From an old postcard (franked 1911) in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Abbey Hey, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - see Stoke-on-Trent.
Abbeycwmhir, Powys, St. Mary. The present church was built with stone from the abbey. Eirian Evans. Another view, interior view, and the remains of the old church, all John Bowdler. Link.
Abbeydale, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - see Sheffield.

Abbeydore, Herefordshire, St. Mary. The remains of the medieval abbey now serve as the parish church. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Abbeyleix, County Laois, Holy Rosary Church (R.C.). Joseph Cantwell.
Abbeytown, Cumbria, St. Mary. The parish church is the remaining fragment (the nave) of Holme Cultram abbey. Severely damaged by fire 9 June 2006. NY 177 508. Methodist Church. NY 173 507. Both Steve Bulman. Link.
Abbots Ann, Hampshire, St. Mary. Frank Riddle at
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire,
St. Nicholas. Stained glass window. Both John French. Interior view, Richard Roberts (2015). Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart (1831-46). SK 079 245. John French. Another view, Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Chapel of St. Anne (ca. 1884) at Abbots Bromley School for Girls on High Street. SK 083 245. Richard Roberts (2014). Link. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (uncertain date, but pre-1882) on Lichfield Road, now a private residence. SK 083 242. Richard Roberts (2014). The former Independent Chapel (later Congregational) on Hall Hill Lane. Also built pre-1882, and now a private residence. SK 080 244. Richard Roberts (2014).
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire.
Abbots Leigh, Somerset, Holy Trinity, on Church Road. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the interior. ST 5444 7402. All Carole Sage (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Abbot's Morton, Worcestershire, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. The following are all John Bowdler (2010) - the porch, just inside of which are two pews, dated by the church information leaflet to the 15th century; a triplet of windows of very unusual design; another three interior views - 1, 2, 3; the roof; the font is very plain, usually a sign of early date; the organ; and a window. Link.
Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Abbotsbury, Dorset, St. Nicholas. Another view, an ancient carved stone figure in the porch (the listing says it's of an abbot, of circa 1200), another in the exterior wall (St. Nicholas?), two of the interior - 1, 2, the altar and the font. All Peter Morgan (2017). An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. St. Catherine's Chapel (originally part of the abbey). Link. Derek Jordan, on an external web-site. The former Congregational Church, Dennis Harper (2011).
Abbotskerswell, Devon, St. Mary. SX 658 687. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire, St. Margaret. Jim Rushton. Another view. James Murray.
Abenhall, Gloucestershire, St. Michael. Another view. Both Graeme Harvey (2013).
Aber (south of Trawsfynydd), Gwynedd, the former chapel (according to this old map), or Sunday School (according to Coflein, which refers to a building date of 1905, with conversion to residential use before 1998). Another view. SH 7087 3240. Both Howard Richter (2016).
Aber-banc, Ceredigion,
Capel Drindod (Methodist and Independent). SN 355 418. Mike Berrell. The unusual diamond-shaped date-stone. Mike Berrell (2012). Two interior views - 1, 2, and the ceiling rose, all Elaine Rogers (2012). Link.
Aberaeron, Ceredigion.

Aberaman, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Aberarth, Ceredigion, St. David. SN 479 639. Mike Berrell (2011). Link.
Aberavon, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot - see Port Talbot.

Aberbargoed, Caerphilly, Caersalem Baptist Chapel has dates 1839 and 1860 (re-built). Hills Community Church. The former Moriah Baptist Church, now a nursery. All
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Aberbeeg, Blaenau Gwent, Methodist Church, built as Primitive Methodist. Gerard Charmley (2011). Aberbeeg straddles the county boundary, so for Christchurch, see the next entry.
Aberbeeg, Caerphilly, Christchurch. Gerard Charmley (2011). Aberbeeg straddles the county boundary, so for the Methodist Church, see the previous entry.
Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil, St. Peter & St. Paul (CiW, 1882). Another view. Gerard Charmley (2011). The original became too small, and another church was built adjacent (1912). Gerard advises that it appears to be disused. Both Gerard Charmley. Sion Welsh Independent Church. Gerard Charmley.
Abercarn, Caerphilly
Abercorn, West Lothian, the Parish Church. Bill McKenzie. Link1. Link2.
Abercwmboi, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bethesda Welsh Baptist Chapel (1864, Grade II listed). Life in the Nations Church (Charismatic), originally Bethlehem Welsh Independent Chapel. Abercwmboi Christian Centre, in the former Abercwmboi Miners's Institute. All Gerard Charmley (2010).
Abercych, Pembrokeshire, the former Ramoth Chapel (Addoldy Bedyddwyr, 1825), now in private hands. SN 250405. Mike Berrell (2010).
Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff.
St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, Abercywyn Church (CiW). Interior view. SN 299 169. Both Peter Morgan (2011).
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Aberdaron, Gwynedd, St. Hywyn (CiW). Another view, showing the church's spectacular situation. SH 173 264. David Wilkinson. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the pulpit, altar, and the font. Link. Grade I listed. The former Salem Chapel (1898), now in residential use. SH 174 266. All Dennis Harper (2013).
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City.
Aberdour, Fife, St. Fillan, the Parish Church (CoS) on Hawkcraig Road. Another view. Link1. Link2. The former Parish Church (1790) on High Street has served as the hall for St. Fillan since 1926. Link. St. Columba (Scottish Episcopal, circa 1845) on Inverkeithing Road. Link1. Link2. All Jim Parker (2013).
Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot, Sion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel on Fforest Hill. The former Wesley Chapel, now a private residence. Both Jim Parker.
Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, St. Peter. Chris Emms (2010).
Aberedw, Powys, St. Cewydd. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Abererch, Gwynedd, St. Cawrdaf. Another view. SH 396 365. Link. (The former?) Ebenezer Chapel (1868). SH 395 365. All Dennis Harper (2013).
Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil.
Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross, the former Congregational Church of 1877, on The Square. The congregation dates from 1790, and they moved into a newly-built church on Chapel Street in 1820, which they used until 1878. The present church building was gifted to the town in the 1987, and is now known as The Locus Centre (link). NN 85619 49091. Jane Scott. The former Free Church on Chapel Street. The first service was held in 1907, and the building was sold in 1994. Another view. NN 85669 49147. Both Jane Scott.
Aberffraw, Isle of Anglesey, St. Beuno (CiW). Largely a Victorian re-build, it still retains some features from the 12th, 14th, and 16th centuries. Another view. SH 353 688. Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Seion Methodist Church (1887). SH 354 690. All Dave Westrap.
Aberford, West Yorkshire, St. Ricarius. Bill Henderson. Nearby, at Lotherton Hall, stands a 12th century Chapel of Ease. Chris Cole (copyright holder, and postcard publisher). Link. Grade II* listed.
Aberfoyle, Stirling, Church of Scotland. Another view. NN 514 013. Link. St. Mary (Scottish Episcopal). Another view. NN 524 010. Link. All Dennis Harper (2013).
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Abergele, Conwy.
Abergwesyn, Powys, Pantycelyn Baptist Chapel. SN 893 537. Simon Atkin.
Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, St. David. Another view. According to local legend, the finial atop the spire was made from a stone to which the stake had been fixed for the execution by burning of Bishop Ferrar in 1555, during the Marian persecutions. All Janet Gimber (2018). Coflein entry. Grade II listed. Capel y Ebeneser Annibynwyr (Independent). SN 437 211. Mike Berrell (2009).
Abergwynfi, Neath Port Talbot, St. Gabriel, the former Parish Church, now in residential use. Gerard Charmley (2011). St. Gabriel prior to its conversion - note the bell-turret, now gone, David Read (2003). Link. Caersalem Baptist Church (1887). Tabor Independent Chapel. Both Gerard Charmley (2011). St. Gabriel prior to its conversion - note the bell-turret, now gone. David Read (2003).
Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd, St. David. Another view and the bell-turret. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. There are two former chapels, both on Llanegryn Street - Chapel one (from a study of various maps, Howard Richter suspects Congregational). Chapel two, and another view - Howard thinks this one may have been Calvinistic Methodist. All John Bowdler. Former Wesleyan Chapel, now a B&B. Chris Emms (2009).

Aberkenfig, Bridgend, St. John. St. Robert (R.C.). The former Ebenezer Independent Chapel, now in commercial use. Bible Church. Church of God. The derelict Carey Baptist Church. All Gervase N. E. Charmley.
Aberlady, East Lothian, the Parish Church. Bill Henderson. A winter view, and the East Window, both Revd. Norman Faulds. Norman advises that the central panel of the window is based on Botticelli's "Madonna and Child" which is now in the National Gallery of Scotland. The fabric of the church is late C15 (tower), C16 and C17 (aisles), with a Victorian renovation (1887). Link.
Aberlemno, Angus, the Parish Church. Derek Robertson.
Abermeurig, Ceredigion, disused chapel. SN 565 562. Mike Berrell (2012).

Abernant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, St. Matthew (CIW). Bethel Baptist Church (1856). Both Gerard Charmley.
Abernethy, Perth & Kinross, Kirk of St. Bride (the Parish Church) on School Wynd. Link. The former South United Free Church on Kirk Wynd. Both photos taken from the adjacent Round Tower, Alex Parker.
Aberporth, Ceredigion, St. Cynwyl. Interior view. SN 256 511. Link. Presbyterian Church of Wales, formerly the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. SN 258 514. All Mike Berrell.
Abersoch, Gwynedd.
Abersychan, Torfaen, the former St. Thomas (1831-2) at Talywain. Another view. SO 262 040. Janet advises that there are plans to regenerate this building to be included as part of the Blaenavon World Heritage complex. Both Janet Gimber (2014). Grade II listed.
Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent.
Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Beulah Baptist Church. The former Nazareth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, now a community centre. The former Gospel Hall, now a private residence. The former St. Peter. All Gerard Charmley.
Abertridwr, Powys, Sardis Chapel (1821 - date-stone). SJ 034 188. Both Dennis Harper (2014). Link.
Abertysswg, Caerphilly, St. Paul (CiW). Elim Tabernacle. Another view. Ainon Baptist Chapel has been demolished, but the congregation meet in the vestry. Similarly, Jerusalem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel has also been demolished, and again, the vestry (which bears the date 1903) is now used. Another view. All
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.
Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Aboyne-Dinnett Parish Church (CoS). Another view. NO 525985. Both John Mackie (2010). Link.
Abson, Gloucestershire, St. James. Phil Draper.
Abthorpe, Northamptonshire,
St. John the Baptist. Three further views - 1, 2, 3. SP 649 465. Grade II listed. The former Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel (1925-1996) is now in residential use (The Old Chapel). SP 6403 4679. Link, which has a photo of an earlier chapel. All Howard Richter (2015).
Aby, Lincolnshire, the site of All Saints. According to Wikipedia, it was demolished in 1660 following the merger with Belleau parish. The stones were re-used in a Manor House. It also says that a wooden church was built on the site in 1888, now also long gone. There may be a photo of this one somewhere. Another view. The former Methodist Church. All David Regan (2015).

A'Chleit, Argyll & Bute, the Killean & Kilchenzie parish church. Martin Briscoe.
Acaster Malbis, North Yorkshire, Holy Trinity. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson. 105 SE 594 458.
Acaster Selby, North Yorkshire, St. John. Bill Henderson.
Accrington, Lancashire.
Achahoish, Argyll & Bute, the South Knapdale Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Acharacle, Highland, Church of our Lady of the Angels (R.C.). Martin Briscoe.  The Parish Church, dating from 1829. NM 675 683. N. Argyll Extracts. Free Church of Scotland. Peter Amsden.
Achill Sound (on Achill Island), County Mayo, Sisters of Mercy (R.C.). Bill Henderson.
Achiltibuie, Highland, Coigach Free Church of Scotland. Another view. NC 018 090. Both Tim Flitcroft (2013).

Achnacarry, Highland, St. Ciaran. NN 181 873. Martin Briscoe. NN 181 873; grid reference courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts.
Achurch, Northamptonshire, St. John the Baptist. Robin Peel. Another view. Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3.
Acklam, North Yorkshire, St. John the Baptist. David Regan (2011). Link.
Acklington, Northumberland, St. John the Divine. NU 227 019. Steve Bulman. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013).
Ackworth, West Yorkshire.
Acle, Norfolk, St. Edmund. George Weston. Link.
Acol, Kent, St. Mildred. Peter Morgan (2017). Link.
Acomb, Northumberland, St. John of Beverley at St. John Lee. NY 933 657. Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Acomb, York, North Yorkshire - see York.
Aconbury, Herefordshire, the redundant St. John the Baptist. The wooden porc
h. SO 517 335. Both Janet Gimber (2017). Grade II* listed.
Aconry, Co. Sligo, the former Cathedral of St. Crumnathy (CoI). An astonishingly small cathedral, no bigger than many an ordinary parish church, its dates are 1822 - 1997. Certainly the smallest cathedral in Ireland, and perhaps the whole of Europe. G 568 150. Link. St. Nathy and St. Brigid (R.C.). G 570 142. Both Gerard Close (2016).
Acrefair, Wrexham, the former Trinity Presbyterian Forward Movement chapel. The former Wesleyan Chapel. Both Gerard Charmley (2012).
Acrise, Kent, St. Martin. TR 193 422. Dave Westrap. Link.
Acton, Cheshire, St. Mary. SJ 631 531. Les Needham. Link.
Acton, Greater London, Holy Family (R.C.) on Vale Lane. Christopher Skottowe (1968).
Acton, Staffordshire, the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now in residential use. Another view. Both Peter Morgan (2015).
Acton, Suffolk, All Saints. TL 892 452. Steve Bulman (2005). Link.
Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire, St. Giles.
SO 679 503. Mark Turbott. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Acton Bridge, Cheshire, Methodist Church. SJ 592 757. Milton Methodist Church. SJ 596 744. Both Bruce Read.
Acton Burnell, Shropshire, St. Mary. Interior view. Another view. Another, also showing part of Acton Burnell Castle. Langley Chapel. Interior view. Disused, and now in the care of English Heritage. SJ 538 001. All James Murray.
Acton Round, Shropshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the altar and font. SO 634 956. All Dennis Harper (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Acton Scott, Shropshire, St. Margaret. Another view. Interior view. All John Bowdler. Grade II* listed.
Acton Trussell, Staffordshire, St. James, on Penkridge Road. SJ 937 175. Dorothy Turley. Another view, Dennis Harper (2005). Interior view, and the font, both Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Acton Turville, Gloucestershire, St. Mary. Phil Draper. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Baptist Chapel on Luckington Road, originally Particular Baptist, and now in residential use. Another view. Both Both Janet Gimber (2012).

Adare, Co. Limerick, the ruins of the Franciscan Friary. Previously in the "Unknown" section, Margaret Toffolo's painting of a church was identified by Phil Draper. Link.
Adbaston, Staffordshire, St. Michael. SJ 7627. Geoff Pick.
Adderbury, Oxfordshire. A splendid church, dedicated to St. Mary. The spire. Both Steve Bulman. Interior view, Simon Edwards (2011). Another viewinterior view, sedilia, font, brass, carved capital, carving (man-lion?), a wonderful owl and a two-tailed mermaid (among other carvings), all Chris Stafford (2012). SP 471 354. Link. Friends Meeting House (link to external website). Methodist Church. John French.
Addiewell, West Lothian, the former Addiewell Parish Church on Livingstone Road. Another view. St. Thomas (R.C.) on Blackburn Road. Link. All Jim Parker (2016).
Addingham, West Yorkshire, St. Peter. Interior view. SE 085 497. Both Alan Blacklock. Another view, Stuart Mackrell. Link. Mount Hermon Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1861). SE 078 497. Stuart Mackrell. Another view. David Regan (2011). Link. Our Lady and the English Martyrs (R.C.). David Regan (2011).
Addington, Buckinghamshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, the chancel and the font. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Addington, Kent, St. Margaret of Antioch. TQ 654 588. From an old postcard, Geoff Watt's Collection. Some additional views, all Dave Godden - a NE view, showing a blocked window in the Watton Chapel; the East Window; the Watton Memorial; and an obelisk in the graveyard to William Lockyer, R.N. (1730/1-1800).
Addlestone, Surrey, dedicated to St. Paul. Barbara Barklem. TQ 043 644. The Surrey Islamic Trust (or Surrey Muslim Centre) on Albert Road was formerly St. Augustine's (Anglican). TQ 059 650. Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain.
Addlethorpe, Lincolnshire, St. Nicholas. George Weston. Another view, in springtime. Pamela Weston. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Adisham, Kent, Holy Innocents. 179 TR 226 537. Link. Baptist Church. TR 227 533. Both Geoff Watt. Interior view, from an old postcard in John Bowdler's collection.
Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, St. Mary Magdalene. Two interior views- 1, 2, and the font. SP 243 268. All Steve Bulman (2011). Grade II listed - link.
Adlingfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire, All Saints. Interior view and side altar. This memorial is to Mary Ramsden, who left her fortune to Catherine Hall, Cambridge. A ceremonial cleaning is undertaken yearly, known as "Washing Mary Ramsden's neck". All James Murray.
Adlington, Cheshire, St. John. SJ 925 803. Wood Lanes Methodist Church. SJ 936 817. Both Len Brankin.
Adlington, Lancashire.
Admaston, Staffordshire, St. Leonard. SK 044 239. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. The card is labelled as Blithfield Church which sits close to Blithfield Hall - Admaston is the nearest settlement. A modern view, Richard Roberts (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Adsborough, Somerset, former chapel. ST 277 291. Mike Berrell (2013). Photo removed at request of property owner. Link (which includes a link to a photo).
Adstock, Buckinghamshire, St. Cecilia. David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Adstone, Northamptonshire,
All Saints on Blakesley Lane. Another view. SP 596 514. Both Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed.
Adswood, Stockport, Greater Manchester - see Stockport.
Adwick-le-Street, South Yorkshire,
St. Laurence (or St. Lawrence, according to source consulted). The church has fabric from the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, and underwent restorations in 1862 and 1875. SE 541 086. Peter Fowler. Another view, Bill Henderson. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SE 538 087. Bill Henderson.
Adwick-on-Dearne, South Yorkshire, St. John. Bill Henderson. SE 471 015.

Affetside, Greater Manchester, Trinity Presbyterian Church on Watling Street, built in 1840 as Ebenezer Independent Chapel. SD 755 136. Mike Berrell. Interior view, Mike Berrell (2013).
Affpuddle, Dorset, St. Lawrence. Bill McKenzie. Another view. June Norris. Link.

Agecroft, Salford, Greater Manchester - see Salford.
Aghacommon, Co. Armagh, St. Patrick (R.C.), originally The Derrymacash Chapel (1834). J 049 589. Gerard Close (2011).
Aghadowey, Co. Derry, St. Guaire (CoI). C 858 210. Gerard Close.
Aghadrumsee, County Fermanagh, St. Mark, Church of Ireland. Jack Storey.
Aghagallon, Co. Antrim, St. Patrick (R.C.1834). J 105 637. Len Brankin. Another view, Gerard Close (2015).
Aghalee, Co. Antrim, Craigmore Methodist Church, built as Aghagallon Wesleyan Chapel in 1834. J 117 661. Gerard Close (2015).
Agharan, Co. Tyrone, Agharan Mission Hall. H 793 693. Gerard Close (2013).
Aghavilly, Co. Armagh, St. Mary (CoI, 1841). H 843 408. Gerard Close (2016).

Ahoghill, Co. Antrim, St. Colmanell (CoI). D 049 014. St. Mary (R.C.). D 046 015. Gospel Hall. D 048 018. 1st Presbyterian Church. D 050 015. 2nd Presbyterian Church. D 049 014. All Gerard Close. The 1st Presbyterian Church has recently (late 2013) built a new church on a different site. D 058 017. Gerard Close (2014).
Ahorey, County Armagh, Presbyterian Church. Gospel Hall. Both Richard Edgar.

Aikton, Cumbria. Dedicated to St. Andrew. Steve Bulman. NY 283 529. Link.
Ainderby Steeple, North Yorkshire, St. Helen. Bill Henderson. Interior view, and the font, both Kenneth Paver. Grade I listed - link.
Ainstable, Cumbria,  dedicated to St. Michael. Steve Bulman. NY 530 467. Link.
Ainsworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester - see Bolton.
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.
Airmyn, East Yorkshire, St. David. Bill Henderson. Another view. James Murray.
Airton, North Yorkshire, Methodist Church. SD 902 593. Philip Kapp.
Aiskew, North Yorkshire,
St. Mary and St. Joseph (R.C.). SE 270 884. Bill Henderson. Methodist Church (1922). SE 271 885. Michael Bourne. A memorial stone is built into its base. Howard suspects that it may also have been Primitive Methodist originally, as it pre-dates the merger of 1932. Howard Richter (2015). A former Primitive Methodist Chapel of 1869 stands behind (and is attached to) the Methodist Church. It has seen use as a Community Hall. The Methodist Church itself is now closed (the congregation having joined with that of Bedale). Circuit closure notice. The church and former P.M. chapel are on offer for sale and conversion into two residential properties. The Estate Agents notice has interior photos of each. The Planning Application has plans etc. - click on View Associated Documents, ref. 1739661 and 1739664. Howard Richter (2015).
Aislaby, North Yorkshire (near Whitby), St. Margaret. Colin Waters. Link.
Aisthorpe, Lincolnshire, St. Peter. Dave Hitchborne.
Aith, Mainland, Shetland, Church of Scotland. Tim Flitcroft (2012).

Akeley, Buckinghamshire, the site of the demolished St. James the Apostle. David Regan (2017). Photos of the church are available here and here (the latter slow to load, but has a good history of the church).
Akinduff, Co. Tyrone, St. Joseph (R.C.). H 694 613. Gerard Close.

Albaston, Cornwall, Tamar Valley Methodist Church. Another view. SX 423 706. Link. The former Bible Christian Chapel. Another view. The National Archives holds documents for 1935-1967. SX 424 706. All Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Alberbury, Shropshire, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view. SJ 358 144. Both Les Needham (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Albourne, West Sussex, St. Bartholomew on Church Lane. TQ 257 162. Tony Preston. Link. Grade II listed.
Albrighton, Shropshire, St. Mary Magdalene on High Street. SJ 809 044. Roy Graham. Two further views - 1, 2, interior view and font, all Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Methodist Church, also on High Street. Graeme Harvey (2010). Interior view, Dennis Harper (2011). Link. St. Joseph (R.C.) on Bushfield Road. Dennis Harper (2011). Link.
Albury, Hertfordshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie.
Albury, Surrey, St. Martha. Mike Rice. Link.
Alby, Norfolk, St. Ethelbert. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. The church stands isolated at TG 202 336. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2.
Alcester, Warwickshire, St. Nicholas. Another view. Both Victor Hunter. Another view, this one Aidan McRae Thomson. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Methodist Church. Victor Hunter. Our Lady and St. Joseph (R.C.). Graeme Harvey (2011).
Alciston, East Sussex. The dedication is lost. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. Link.
Alcombe, Minehead, Somerset - see Minehead.
Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Aldborough, Norfolk, St. Mary on Aldborough Road, whose tower collapsed in the 18th century. Interior view. TG 179 338. Both Richard Roberts (2018). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Aldborough, North Yorkshire, St Andrew. SE 406 664. Paul Brown. An old postcard view from Steve Bulman's Collection.
Aldbourne, Wiltshire, St. Michael. SU 263 758. Chris Kippin (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Aldbrough, East Riding of Yorkshire,
St. Bartholomew. James Murray. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. James Murray. Former Chapel. The smaller building to the left has a tablet - "Sabbath School for Children of Every Denomination. 1835, Restored 1907". Janet Gimber advises that this chapel shows on old maps as Wesleyan Methodist. James Murray. Former Primitive Methodist Chapel, James Murray (2009).
Aldbrough St. John, North Yorkshire, St. Paul. Alan Blacklock.
Aldbury, Hertfordshire,
St. John the Baptist. Another view showing the recent extension, used as a meeting room, and called Chapter House. SP 963 124. Both Richard Pykett (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Aldeburgh, Suffolk,
St. Peter & St. Paul. TM 465 569. Steve Bulman (2005). Two further views - 1, 2, an interior view, and the graves of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, all Simon Edwards (2012). The font, and a carved bench-end, both Christopher Skottowe (2015). Grade II* listed. Baptist Church. TM 465 565. Steve Bulman (2005). Grade II listed. Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Peter, Alan Wilson.
Alderbury, Wiltshire, St. Mary (1858). SU 182 269. Les Needham. Link. Grade II listed.
Aldergrove, Co. Antrim, St. Catherine (Church of Ireland). Jack Storey.
Alderholt, Dorset, St. James. Another view. As Roger points out, the stepped gable is very unusual outside of Scotland, and in this case the 12 steps are probably symbolic of the apostles. Link.
Alderley, Gloucestershire, St. Kenelm (O). Graeme Harvey (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
Aldermaston, Berkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. SU 596 650. Jill Bennett. Another view. Roy Graham. Interior, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's collection. Link.
Alderminster, Warwickshire, St. Mary and Holy Cross. Interior view. SP 230 485. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, interior view, window, font, and an incised cross in the tympanum, all Steve Bulman (2011). The following are all John Bowdler (2012) - porch, doorway, font cover, gargoyle, pulpit, altar, and side chapel. Grade II* listed - link.
Aldershot, Hampshire.
Alderton, Gloucestershire, St. Margaret of Antioch. Graeme Harvey (2011). Another view, and an interior view, both Graeme Harvey (2012). Link.
Alderton, Northamptonshire, St. Margaret. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Another view, Les Needham (2018). SP 740 469. Link. Grade II* listed.
Alderwasley, Derbyshire, All Saints (1849-50) on Higg Lane. SK 323 532. Grade II listed. The village hall is the former St. Margaret's Chapel. Situated on Chapel Hill, it dates to the sixteenth century, and was closed in 1849. Grade II listed. Both Richard Roberts (2014).
Aldfield, North Yorkshire, St. Lawrence the Martyr. Interior view, and the pulpit and tester. All David Regan (2010). Link1. Link2. Link3. The ruins of Fountains Abbey. From an old postcard (franked 1908) in Steve Bulman's Collection. The Lady Chapel, from the Colin Waters Collection. Some modern views, 1, 2, 3, all James Murray. A view from an old engraving, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link.
Aldgate East/Tower Hamlets, Greater London, Jamia Masjid (Mosque) on Brick Lane. TQ 176 305. Mehmood Naqshbandi, and reproduced from his website Muslims in Britain. Gervase Charmley advises that this was originally a Huguenot Church, and later served as a synagogue.
Aldham, Essex, St. Margaret and St. Catherine. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Aldingbourne, West Sussex, St. Mary the Virgin. David and Pat Halliday.
Aldingham, Cumbria, St. Cuthbert.
John Balaam (2008). Interior view. Both John Balaam (2008). Link.
Aldington, Kent, St. Martin. TR 074 361. Link1. Link2. Link3. Aldington Evangelical Mission Church. TR 061 364. Both Dave Westrap.
Aldridge, West Midlands, St. Mary the Virgin, on The Green. SK 060 007. Peter Wood. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2012). Link. Methodist Church on Anchor Road. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2012). Link.
Aldringham, Suffolk, the former Providence Baptist Chapel now in residential use. Iris Maeers.
Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, St. Bartholomew. Steve Watson.
Aldwark, North Yorkshire, St. Stephen. Graham Pickles. Another view, David Regan (2011). Interior view, Kenneth Paver. Link. Grade II listed - link.
Aldwincle, Northamptonshire,
All Saints - which is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Michael John York. Another view, interior view, and a fragment of wall-painting, all Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed. St. Peter (open, Churches Conservation Trust). Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Another view, and an interior, both Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Baptist Chapel, David Regan (2016).
Aldworth, Berkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. SU 554 793. Both Marion Hall. Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
Aley Green, Bedfordshire, Methodist Church on Mancroft Road. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link.
Alford, Aberdeenshire, Howe Trinity Church of Scotland. Link. Alford West Kirk (CoS). NJ 575 165. Both John Mackie.
Alford, Lincolnshire.
Alfriston, East Sussex, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Graeme Wall. Link.
Algarkirk, Lincolnshire, St. Peter and St. Paul. From an old postcard in Geoff Watt's Collection. A modern view,
Bill Henderson (2011). Link.
Alkborough, Lincolnshire, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both David Regan (2011). Link.
Alkerton, Oxfordshire, dedicated to St. Michael. The West front. Lively carvings on the clerestory. All Steve Bulman. SP 377 429. Two interior views -1, 2 - both John Bowdler. Link.
Alkham, Kent, St. Anthony. TR 256 424. Link. Former Wesleyan Chapel, now a private residence. TR 253 426. Both Geoff Watt.
Alkmonton, Derbyshire, St. John. Interior view. Both James Murray. Link.
All Saints, Devon,
dedicated to All Saints. ST 304 011. Julie Baker.
All Saints, Manchester, Greater Manchester - see Manchester.
All Stretton, Shropshire, St. Michael and All Angels. John Bowdler.
Allendale, Northumberland.
Allenton, Derby, Derbyshire - see Derby.
Aller, Somerset, St. Andrew, on Church Path. Two interiors - 1, 2. The list of rectors commences in 1205. ST 396 288. Link. Grade II* listed. A former chapel, now in residential use. All Mike Berrell (2016).
Allerston, North Yorkshire, St. John. SE 878 829. Elaine Hindson. The Priest's Door and font, both Kenneth Paver. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church. SE 878 825. Bill Henderson (2013).
Allerthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, St. Botolph (O). Bill Henderson. Another view, two interior views- 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link. Former Methodist Chapel. David Regan (2012).
Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire - see Bradford.
Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside - see Liverpool.
Allerton Bywater, West Yorkshire.
Allerton Mauleverer, North Yorkshire, St. Martin. Bill Henderson.
Allestree, Derbyshire.
Allet, Cornwall,
the Free United Methodist Chapel of 1866, and the adjacent Sunday School of 1961. SW 791 485. Paul E. Barnett (2014). Former Mission Chapel (1884). Another view (on Streetview). SW 805 481. Paul E. Barnett (2015).
Allexton, Leicestershire, St. Peter.  George Weston. Another view. Michael John York.
Allgreave, Cheshire, the former Methodist Church, closed since 2000. SJ 972 669. Len Brankin. Another view. Bruce Read.
Allhallows, Cumbria, All Saints. Steve Bulman. NY 197 427. This church was built in 1898, replacing the old church, Graeme Rumney, dating from Norman times. NY 204 418. Link.
Allhallows, Kent, All Saints. TQ 836 775. Dave Westrap. An old postcard view, Tony Larkin Collection. Link1. Link2
Allington, Lincolnshire, Holy Trinity. Another view. Both David Regan (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Allonby, Cumbria. Dedicated as Christ Church. NY 082 425. Leslie Mikesell Wood. Another view. Alan Blacklock. Link. Congregational Chapel. Alan Blacklock.
Alloway, South Ayrshire, Auld Kirk. Another view. Link. Parish Church (CoS). Link. All Jim Parker (2012).
Allstone, Gloucestershire, St. Margaret. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Alltami, Flintshire, Bryn Methodist Church. SJ 266 655. Mike Berrell (2009).
Alltwalis, Carmarthenshire, the derelict Capel Troedrhiw. The date-stone above the door bears the dates 1833 and 1897.
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Alltwen, Neath Port Talbot, Independent Chapel. The date stone has dates 1831, 1861 and 1886 (the latter a little unclear). Gerard Charmley (2011).
Alltyblaca, Ceredigion, Unitarian Chapel.
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Almeley, Herefordshire, St. Mary. Tim Hollinghurst. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Almer, Dorset, St. Mary. Mike Rice. Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, and an interior view, both Roger Hopkins. Roger rates this C12 church very highly.
Alminstone Cross, Devon, former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1876). Another view. SS 347 202.
Both Martin Richter (2011).
Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - see Huddersfield.
Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, St. Mary. Phil Draper. Link.
Alne, North Yorkshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Graham Pickles. Interior view, and the Kempe window, both Kenneth Paver. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Alness, Highland, the Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Alnmouth, Northumberland, St. John the Baptist. David Gallimore. Link. Methodist Church, founded as Wesleyan in 1891. Peter Morgan (2009). Two further views - 1, 2. Both David Gallimore (2009). Hanwick Hall, which Peter advises is "thought to have been Methodist". The same building can be seen from the other side in this old photo. Notwithstanding this, I can find no web text reference to Hanwick Hall, so can you confirm that it was indeed a Methodist Chapel? Peter Morgan (2009). David Gallimore has sent a photo of Hindmarsh Hall, which is evidently the same building as Hanwick Hall. Previously a granary and corn exchange, it was converted to serve as a church in 1859, in which use it continued until 1876 when St. John was opened. David Gallimore. Link.
Alnwick, Northumberland.
Alphamstone, Essex, St. Barnabas. Three interiors - 1, 2, 3, a window, and the font. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Arlesford, Essex, the ruins of St. Peter, burnt down in a fire in 1971. The churchyard is still in use. The church was replaced  - St. Andrew and St. Peter. TM 068 213. Both Les Needham.
Alrewas, Staffordshire, All Saints. Methodist Church. Both Bruce Read. The Millennium Memorial Chapel at the National Memorial Arboretum, interior view and font, all Dennis Harper (2012). Link, and the NMA's website.
Alsager, Cheshire.
Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire, St. John. SJ 8048. Geoff Pick.
Alsop en le Dale, Derbyshire, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view. A rather beautiful modern window. All James Murray. Link.
Alston, Cumbria.
Alstone, Gloucestershire, St. Margaret. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Alstonefield, Staffordshire, St. Peter. Bill McKenzie. Interior view. The Beresford family pew. Both James Murray. Former Wesleyan Chapel, rebuilt in 1879, and now a private residence. James
Altarnun, Cornwall,
St. Nonna. SX 222 812. Wesleyan Chapel. SX 224 811. Both Bill Henderson. Wesley Cottage (or Digory Isbell's Cottage). See the story here. SX 219 805. Paul E. Barnett (2018).
Altham, Lancashire, St. James. SD 771 331. Philip Kapp. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3; a plaque has a brief history. The Bishop's Chair is unique in a parish church, all Mike Berrell (2014). Grade II* listed.
Althorpe, Lincolnshire, St. Oswald. Dave Hitchborne. Link.
Altmore, Co. Tyrone, Immaculate Conception (R.C.). H 641 689. Gerard Close (2012).
Altnaharra, Highland, the parish church of Altnaharra & Farr. Bill Henderson. Drawing Catherine Tremper.
Alton, Hampshire, St. Lawrence on Church Street. SU 717 396. Link. Grade I listed. All Saints on Butts Road. SU 714 390. Link. Grade II listed. Former U.R.C on Normandy Street, built as Congregational. SU 720 396. All Chris Kippin.
Alton, Staffordshire.
Altofts, West Yorkshire, St. Mary Magdalen. Methodist Church. Both Bill Henderson.
Alton, Hampshire, St. Lawrence. SU 717 396. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Roger Jones. Two views Ian Miller - 1, 2. Link.
Alton Pancras, Dorset, St. Pancras. Interior view. Both Marion Hall. Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
Alvanley, Cheshire, St. John the Evangelist. SJ 497 741. Bruce Read.
Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire - see Derby.
Alveley, Shropshire, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view and an interior view. SO 759 842. All Peter Morgan (2009). Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the altar and East Window, and the font; there are also traces of medieval wall paintings. All Dennis Harper (2013).  Grade II* listed. Methodist Church (built as Primitive Methodist, 1862). SO 762 842. Peter Morgan (2009). Since Peter took his photo the chapel has closed, and is now a tea-room - the sign is visible almost side on to the left of the left-most window. in this view, Dennis Harper (2013).
Alverstoke, Hampshire, St. Mary. From an old postcard, Geoff Watt's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2 - both Kerry Marriott. Link.
Alvescot, Oxfordshire, St. Peter. Brian J. Curtis. SP 274 045.
Alveston, Warwickshire, St. James. Interior view. The Old Church. All Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.
Alveston, Gloucestershire, St. Helen. St. Helen Old Church. Both Phil Draper. Methodist Church. Graeme Harvey. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel, now in residential use. Janet Gimber (2012).
Alvie, Highland, Church of Scotland. NH 864 093. John Mackie.
Alvingham, Lincolnshire, St. Adelwold. Methodist Church. Both Dave Hitchborne.
Alvington, Gloucestershire
, St. Andrew. Graeme Harvey (2015). Another view, Janet Gimber (2015). Link. Grade II listed.
Alwalton, Cambridgeshire, St. Andrew. TL 134 959. Zoe Martin.  Another view. Robin Peel. Link.
Alwinton, Northumberland, St. Michael and All Angels. NT 924 057. Bill Henderson (2015). Comprehensive history here. Grade II* listed.
Alwoodley and Alwoodley Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire - see Leeds.
Alyth, Perth & Kinross, the former South United Free Church, which now serves as the parish halls. Kevin Price (2012).

Am Baile (Eriskay), W. Isles, St. Michael (R.C.). Carol Myers. Link.
Ambergate, Derbyshire, St. Anne. James Murray. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Newbridge Road and Derby Road. Built before 1880, it is now in commercial use. SK 348 514. Richard Roberts (2014).
Amberley, West Sussex, St. Michael and All Angels on Church Street - the splendid chancel arch. Christopher Skottowe (1961). Link, which has exterior photos. The very short grade I listing.
Amble, Northumberland, St. Cuthbert. Bill Henderson. All that remains of the cemetery buildings is this arch, which used to have a chapel to either side. These were demolished in 1971. Peter Morgan (2009). Sacred Heart & St. Cuthbert (R.C.). Peter Morgan (2009). St. Mark (U.R.C. formerly Congregational). Peter Morgan (2009). Trinity Methodist Church. Peter Morgan (2009).
Ambleside, Cumbria.
Ambleston, Pembrokeshire, St. Mary. SN 001 258. Mike Berrell (2010).
Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. SP 602 193.
Amcotts, Lincolnshire, St. Mark. Dave Hitchborne. Link.
Amersham & Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire.
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
the Abbey Church of St. Mary and St. Melor. SU 152 414. From an old postcard (franked 1905) in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, taken from an almost identical position. Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey, dedicated to St. Eleth. The Catholic church Our Lady of the Sea. Both Bill McKenzie. Methodist Church on Wesley Street, dating from 1832. It was built to serve English miners and their families, who had come to Amlwch to work in the massive copper mine on Parys Mountain. Keith Alexander.
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.
Amotherby, North Yorkshire, St. Helen. Bill Henderson.
Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, St. Hilda. Interior view. Both Alan Blacklock. Link. Abbey of St. Laurence (Ampleforth Abbey). David Regan (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link. Our Lady and St. Benedict (R.C.). David Regan (2011). The village has two former Methodist Chapels - Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist, both David Regan (2012).
Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire, Church of the Holy Rood. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Ampney St. Mary, Gloucestershire, dedicated to St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, interior view, and one of many fragments of wall paintings, all Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Ampney St. Peter, Gloucestershire, St. Peter. Graeme Harvey.
Amport, Hampshire,
St. Mary. SU 299 442. Les Needham. Another view, Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, St. Andrew. Interior view. TL 037 383. Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church on Dunstable Street, built as Wesleyan. Another old postcard view. TL 034 379. Link. All from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Ampton, Suffolk,
St. Peter & St. Paul on New Road. Mainly of the 14th and 15 centuries, there were restorations in the mid-19th century and in 1889. TL 866 711. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Richard Roberts (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Amroth, Pembrokeshire, St. Elidyr. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Peter Morgan (2011). Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all Mike Berrell (2011). The former Ebenezer Independent Chapel (1867), for sale in 2011. Interior view (taken through a window). SN 165 071. Both Mike Berrell (2011).
Amulree, Perth & Kinross, the Amulree and Strathbraan Parish Church (CoS, 1743). NN 899 366. John Cannon. Link1. Link2.
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