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University Church of St Mary the VirginUniversity Church of St Mary the Virgin
Oxford, England, UK

The official church of the University of Oxford, St. Mary's Church has seen many historic sermons over the centuries and holds regular services today. You can climb the tower for spectacular views of the city.

The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the GreatThe Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great

Founded in 1123 as a priory church, Great St. Bart's is one of the oldest churches in London and has appeared in several films. Today it is an active Anglican church known for its choral services.

Tewkesbury AbbeyTewkesbury Abbey
Tewkesbury, England, UK

Built in the early 12th century, this abbey church boasts the largest Norman tower in Europe. Its interior is a breathtaking combination of stout Norman pillars and Decorated Gothic vaulting with gilded bosses.

Stratford-upon-Avon ChurchStratford-upon-Avon Church
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK

Picturesquely located on the wooded banks of the River Avon, Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon is best known as the parish church and burial place of William Shakespeare. It also has some fine Gothic architecture, stained glass and monuments.

St. Philip and St. James ChurchSt. Philip and St. James Church
Oxford, England, UK

This attractive Victorian Gothic church dating from 1860 is considered one of G.E. Street's principal works. It now houses the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. The interior is not open to the public, but the exterior is well worth a look.

St. Mary's ChurchSt. Mary's Church
Black Bourton, England, UK

This charming village parish church is well worth a visit for its Norman architecture and faded 13th-century murals of biblical scenes and saints.

St Nicholas ChurchSt Nicholas Church
New Romney, England, UK

New Romney's parish church is 12th-century Norman with some Gothic additions at the east end. It has a large and attractive exterior, including a stout tower that once overlooked the harbor.

St Nicholas BarfrestonSt Nicholas Barfreston
Barfrestone, England, UK

This tiny parish church in Kent boasts magnificent Norman sculptures on its portals, corbels, and wheel window.

St Michael's Church Castle FromeSt Michael's Church Castle Frome
Castle Frome, England, UK

This lovely little Norman church in rural Herefordshire has many interesting features but is especially known for its magnificent baptismal font, which was carved with fascinating figures around 1170.

St MarySt Mary
Iffley, England, UK

Built around 1170 and exceptionally well preserved, Iffley Church is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in England. The west and south door are richly carved with zigzag decorations, beakheads and figurative reliefs.

St Kenelm's ChurchSt Kenelm's Church
Minster Lovell, England, UK

An attractive little cruciform church, built in the early 15th century on earlier foundations. Inside are monuments, benches, and a font from the same date.

St John the Baptist BurfordSt John the Baptist Burford
Burford, England, UK

Begun in 1175, the Church of St. John the Baptist, Burford is a fine Gothic church with many interesting details and a beautiful setting: alongside a peaceful river on the edge of a pretty Oxfordshire village.