For most of the last two thousand years, churches have formed the core of community activity throughout Britain and Ireland. Despite increasing secularisation, more people still go to church on Sunday than attend football matches on Saturday. In this charming new book, popular TV presenter Pam Rhodes takes the reader on a personal, illustrated tour from Orkney to Cornwall, Belfast to Essex, exploring the rich variety of architectural styles, history and character of her favourite churches.
Alongside the glory of some of the great cathedrals we are invited to sample the intimate atmosphere of some of the tiniest churches in the land. We visit churches which have endured throughout the last millennium and communities which have played their part in modern day conflict resolution. Here too are churches beloved by Terry Waite, George Carey and other well-known worshippers.
John Rogers' outstanding photographs reveal new treasures to discover and reflect upon in this beautiful book.
Pam Rhodes has presented the BBC's Songs of Praise for many years. She has written numerous novels, including With Hearts and Hymns and Voices, Fisher of Men, and Casting the Net. Visit Pam's website at pamrhodes.co.uk