Two favourite churches

Which is your favourite Church? In 2015 we asked people to tell us of a favourite church. In about 100 words or so we invited people to name the church, and tell us about their choice. It may be somewhere visited (even only once) or it may be a place well known with special associations. 

Why not have a look at where was nominated? The first two were in Cornwall and Derbyshire. (See here) We’re picking up the series again this year. Two members of staff from St John’s CE Primary School start us off.

Interior of Southwell Minster

Laura Smith, assistant head at the school writes: “One of my favourite churches is Southwell Minster. I went to high school in Southwell, and have such fond memories of services in the church and soaking in its grandeur. Plus, friends of mine at the time, performed inside, and said readings. It’s a beautiful place. Sadly, during 6th form, one of my favourite teachers suddenly died in a traffic accident. We held a special service at the church, and although that was a difficult time, the building gave comfort. The building and the services have a special place in me from teenage years and those memories will always be there.”

Thundridge Old Church

And Karen Mortlock, acting Head of School, writes of a Hertfordshire church: “My favourite church would be Thundridge old church, or what remains of it. All that can be seen today is the 15th century tower. As children we would attend an annual service in the church yard and then explore its grounds. There were always interesting stories of former residents of the village attached to very old grave stones. The church tower was part of my rural idyll as a child and can be seen from several miles away. A quiet, tranquil spot, which when out walking is a great place for reflection.”

Have you a favourite church you’d like to tell us about, in about 100 words?  You’re welcome to send us an answer and we’ll put a selection of answers on the blog.

And here’s a challenge…Why not make a point of visiting a church you’ve not visited before this Summer? Who knows it may become a special place for you – a favourite church.

The next two choices for this year are here

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St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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