What is the oldest cathedral in England


Kent (36)

“Appledore, St Peter and St Paul Anglican. 13th-15th century. Change and expansion of the church after 1380, after the French destroyed a previous church.

“Benenden, St George's Church Anglican. 13.-15. Century. Oldest parts 12th century. Changes in 1418, 1677-78, 1718. Redesign of the interior in 1861.

“Brookland, St Augustine Anglican. Middle of the 13th century to approx. 1520. It stands on a mound because of the sea water. The nave and aisles are 14th century. The colonnades (arcades) of the side aisles are not symmetrical. In the church there is a baptismal font made of lead from around 1150 (not in the picture). »Chest church pews.

“Canterbury, Cathedral Anglican. 1070 / 1175-1410. Length of 160 meters Builder: Wilhelm. With this church, the Gothic began in England. " Choir. “Look in the tower.

“Canterbury, St Peter the Apostle Anglican. The current building is largely 13th century, medieval-Norman. Special feature: the left aisle is shorter. A church has stood here since Roman times. Tower around 1100.

“Canterbury, St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic. 1875. Neo-Gothic, Victorian Gothic. 1963 Extension on the left side.

“Chiddingstone Causeway, St. Luke Church of England. 1898.

“Chiddingstone, St. Mary the Virgin Church of England. Oldest parts from the 13th century, most of them from the 14th / 15th centuries. Century. After a fire in 1624 the church was rebuilt. »Ceiling of ship -» Chapel - »Organ. “Chiddingstone St Mary the Virgin. Converted prayer room within the Church of England church.

“Cranbrook, St Dunstan's Church Anglican. The current church was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Century ended. The construction work ended around 1550, the tower was built around 1425. The parish church is called "Cathedral of the Weald" because of its size and splendor.

“Edenbridge, St. Lawrence Catholic. The Catholic Church was built in 1951 and redesigned for the new liturgy at the end of the 1960s. " Blanket .

“Edenbrigde, St Peter and Paul Church of England. The origins of the church certainly go back to the Norman period (before 1160), perhaps also to the Saxon period (before 1066). The current church dates from the Early Gothic (Early English, 1200-1280) and from the Early High Gothic (Decorated Stile). " Blanket .

“Fairfield, St Thomas Becket Anglican. First church on this site in the 13th century. Today's church, inside and out, was built and furnished in the 18th century. The benches (box benches, box pews) and the three-decker pulpit also date from the 18th century. The only three-decker pulpit in Kent. Complete renovation in 1912. The church stands on an artificial mound. In the event of flooding, you could go to the church by boat until 1913. The church is named after Thomas Becket, who is said to have had land here. Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. It is the smallest church in the diocese. »Image 2 -» Chancel - »four-sided (!) Pew boxes and three-step pulpit.

“Ivychurch, St George's Church Anglican. Today's church around 1360, later decorated style, oldest parts 13th century. Building activity also in the 15th and 18th centuries. Pulpit and box pews are from the 18th century. The ceilings are unusual in a parish church. In the church there are panels with verses from the Bible. In the time of the Puritans, church decorations were removed and these panels with Bible verses were hung. Length of the church, approx. 41 meters. In one aisle there is an exhibition with tools used in rural life.

“New Romney, St Nicholas Anglican. 13./14. Century, oldest parts 12th century.

“Newenden, St Peter's Church, Anglican. 14th Century. The choir is from 1931 after the old choir was no longer usable.

“Northiam, St Mary's Church Anglican. 13.-15. Century. After 1830 the church was completely renovated and enlarged.

“Old Romney, St Clement Anglican. 13th Century. Norman time. The church stands on a mound to be protected from flooding. Box bench rows. The church has a gallery, it is from the 18th century. 1985-95 repair of the church. A special feature: the rows of benches have been deleted. Sometimes they were brown, thin gray. Today they are pink. The reason: In the 1960s, the Walt Disney film “Dr. Syn “filmed here. For the film exceptions, the interior had to be lighter. This color was retained during the renovation from 1985 onwards. " Picture 2 .

“Penshurst, St John the Baptist Church of England. Oldest parts 12./13. Century. “Ceiling ship.

“Rolvenden, St Mary the Virgin Anglican. 12-14 Century.

“Sandwich, St Peter's Church Anglican. Today's church 13th century. In 1661 the tower collapsed and destroyed the south aisle. The south aisle was not rebuilt. So the three-aisled church became a two-aisled church. Renovations and changes in the 19th century. Different roof structures in both ships. The remains of the south aisle form a “secret garden”. The previous church from the 11th century was probably destroyed in 1216.

“Sissinghurst, Trinity Church Anglican. 1838/1893. The church was built in 1838 and in 1893 the organ, choir and chancel were added. There was a church in the village before the Reformation, until 1838 people went to church in Cranbrook. Today the style is described as simple, nothing should distract from the view from the lectern and pulpit. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary in 1992, the church was renovated and slightly changed.

“Smallhythe, St John the Baptist Anglican. 15th century. Late Tudor Perpendiclular, i.e. before 1550.

“Snargate, St Dunstan's Anglican. 13.-15. Century. The church stands on an artificial mound. In 1871 there was a Victorian restoration that changed and simplified the furnishings, which is regretted today.

“St Mary in the March, St Mary the Virgin Anglican. 12-15 Century.

“Staplehurst, Church of all Saints Anglican. 15th century, after 1400/1425.

“Tenterden, St Mildred's Church Anglican. 12-15 Century. »Image 2 with ship -» Ceiling ship.

“Tenterden-St Michael, St Michael and all Angels Anglican. 1863.

“Tonbridge, Christ Church United Reformed Church. 1978.

“Tonbridge, St Peter and St Paul Church of England. Oldest parts 11th century, the remains of a Norman church. Significant changes and extensions in the 13th and 14th centuries.

“Tudeley, All Saints Church of England. Foundation walls 13th century, today's church built on these foundation walls 1760-1770. Stained glass window by Marc Chagall.

“Tunbridge Wells, St Augustine's Church Catholic. 1966. »Fig. 2.

“Tunbridge Wells, The Church of King Charles the Martyr Church of England. The first church 1676-1684. Expansion 1688-1696 and change of orientation. Therefore, the pattern of the ceiling no longer matches the view of the altar. Last major renovation 1880-1889. The decoration of the ceiling (still from the first church) was started by John Wetherall and completed by Henry Doogood, chief decorator at Christoper Wren.

“Tunbridge Wells, Holy Trinity with Christ Church Church of England.

“Waldershare, All Saints Anglican. An estate church from Waldershare House. Old parts, 13th century, medieval, maybe from Norman times. 1885 major renovation and remodeling. Lychgate leads to the church. " Picture 2 .

“Woodchurch, All Saints Anglican, Nov. 13-15. Century.

Devonian (15)

“Bovey-Tracey, Parish Church, The Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas of Canterbury. The current church building dates from the 15th century.

“Bradninch, St Disen's Church of England. The current church was built in the 13th century. " Blanket .

“Branscombe, St Winifred's Church of England. The church dates from the late Norman period, around 1133-1150 (choir, tower, eastern half of the nave). In the 13th century the church was enlarged by Walter de Branscombe (including an extension of the nave). In the 14th century the church was expanded again. »Ceiling ship -» Ceiling choir - »Ceiling tower.

The oldest parts of the church are Norman and date from the mid-12th century. In the 15th century (around 1420) the church was built in its current size.

“Cullompton, St Andrew's Church of England. 15th century. »Ceiling central nave -» Ceiling aisle (north aisle) - »Ceiling aisle fan vault (lane aisle) -» Seating.

»Exeter, St Peter´s Cathedral Image 1. Gothic, Decorated styles. The current Gothic church was built between 1270-1369. In 1114 the first church was built in this square, a Norman cathedral. »Choir -» Ceiling nave - »Ceiling crossing -» Ceiling choir - »Catherdral Café Ceiling reflections. »Exeter, St Peter's Cathedral picture 2. The tables are set up for an event.

“Exeter, St Stephen's Church of England. First documented mention in 1086. The church was renewed in the Middle Ages. Remodeled in a neo-Gothic style in the 19th century. In 1972 Victorian was removed. Now she has a bigger room. The wall hanging above the altar is called "Pieces of Lieght" and was designed by Bobbie Cox in 1985/1986. The wall covering was her first work for a church.

“Exeter, St Pancras' Church of England. First documented mention in 1191, it probably comes from the Saxon time. Remodeling and expansion in the 13th century. " Blanket .

“Exeter, St Petrock Church of England. The church has been redesigned over and over again over a period of 400 years.

“Exeter, St Olave's Church of England. Originally 11th century, in the 14th / 15th / 19th centuries. Rebuilt and expanded in the 19th century.

“Exeter, St Martin's Church of England. Here with the sale of Christmas cards.
“Honiton, St Paul's
Church of England. 1836. Architect Charles Fowler. He designed the church in the Norman style. »Ceiling ship -» Ceiling choir - »Ceiling tower.

“Lustleigh, Parish Church of St John the Baptist 13./14. Century.

“Sidmouth, St Giles and St Nicholas
Church of England.

“Ottery St Mary, St Mary of Ottery Church of England. The oldest parts of the church are from around 1280 (Early English). By 1342, John de Gandisson, Bishop of Exeter, expanded the church to the extent it is today (decorated styles). The Dorset aisle was added around 1520 (Perpendicular styles). The church was built on the model of Exeter Cathedral. »Ceiling nave -» Ceiling crossing - »Ceiling choir -» Dorset Aisle.

Cornwall (3)

“Marazion, All Saints
1861, Victorian. Church of England. Architect J Piers St Aubyn. This is the third church at this point. The first is attested in 1309.

“St. Just in Roseland Church built in 1250.

“St. Mawes, Roseland built in 1882. On Church Hill, facing the ocean.

London (24)

»London, Bloomsbury: Chapel in the former catholic apostolic church catholic. 1851-54. This church is closely connected to Edward Irving, who in 1835 created the “Irvingians”. The Irvingians became the New Apostolic Church.

Bloomsbury: Chapel in the Newman House Catholic.
»London, Bloomsbury: St George's Church in Anglican. 1730. Architect. Nicholas Hawksmoor. This is the sixth and last church by this baroque architect.

“London, Bloomsbury: St Pancras Church Anglican. Classicist. 1819-1822. Architects: William and Henry Inwood. The church is based on Greek architecture. " Picture 2 .

“London, Bloomsbury: Chapel in the Newman House Catholic.

»London, Camden Town: St Michael's Church Anglican: 1881-1894. Neo-Gothic. Architects: George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.

“London, Canary Wharf: Bargue. 2002.

»London, Covent Garden: St Paul's Church in Anglican. 1631-35. Architect: Inigo Jones. This is one of the first Renaissance buildings in London and this is the first church in England to be based on a classical temple.

“London, Ickenham: St Giles Church Anglican. First mentioned in 1335, later additions and modifications. So the church became a two-aisled church.

“London, Ickenham: United Reformed Church. 1936. A book flea market was being prepared in the church.

“London, Langham Place: All Souls Church Anglican. 1822-24. Architect: John Nash.

“London, Manor Park: St Barnabas Church Anglican. After 1900. Neo-Gothic. Architect: Ninian Comper in partnership with William Bucknall.

»London, Soho Square: St Patrick's Church Catholic. 1891-1893. A chapel was built as early as 1792.

“London, Southwark: Southwark Cathedral in Anglican. Oldest parts 12th century.

“London, Strand: St Clement Danes Anglican. 1668-70 and 1680-82. Architect: Christopher Wren. Destroyed by air raids during World War II. The Royal Air Force Church. “Cover the choir.

“London, Strand: The Mary-the-Strand Anglican. 1724. Architect: James Gibbs. “Cover the choir.

»London, Thamesmead: St Paul's Church Anglican or LEP. 1978. St. Paul's Church is a community and church center with two church rooms. It is a double Local Ecumenical Partnership. On the one hand, the Catholics are present in the church center. On the other hand, several Anglican-Protestant-oriented pastors are involved, who celebrate services in this room. " Picture 2 . The room is characterized by two impressive modern octagonal pictures: »Mary with Jesus and» Last Supper.

»London, Thamesmead: St Paul's Church Catholic. 1978.

»London, Upper Tooting: St Augustine's church in Anglican. 1929-31. Architect: H P Burke Downing.

»London, Uxbridge: Christ Church 1972. LEP = Local Ecumenical Partnership of Methodists and the Congregational Church (today: United Reformed).

“London, Waterloo Road: St John the Evangelist Anglican. 1833-24. Architect: Francis Octavius ​​Bedford. Classicist Greek style. “Naked Jesus with a crown of thorns.

“London, Westminster: Westminster Cathedral Catholic. Neo-Byzantine. 1895-1903. Architect: John Francis Bentley.

“London, St George's Church Hanover Square, Anglican. 1721-1724. Architect john james. Renovation 2010.

“London, St Martin in the Fields Anglican. It was built between 1721 and 1726 according to the plans of the architect James Gibbs.

“London, St. Paul's Cathedral
Baroque. The cathedral was built from 1675-1710. The architect was Christopher Wren.

Mersey (1)

“Liverpool, Roman Catholic Cathedral
. Metropolian Cathedral of Christ the King, built 1962-1967.

York (2)

“York, Minster Gothic, Decorated styles. The current church was built from 13.-15. Built in the 16th century. As early as 627, King Edwin was baptized in a church here.

“Lindisfarne, St Mary the Virgin. Holy Island. Anglican.

East Sussex (5)

“Hartfield, St Mary the Virgin Church of England. 13.-15. Century. " Blanket .

“Camber, Camber Church Anglican. Reconstruction or renewal 1955-56, founded in 1905.

“Rye, St Anthony of Padua Catholic. 1928-29. Spanish-Romanesque style. Italian and English come together in this church. Architect: John Bernard Mendham.

“Rye, St Mary's Church Anglican. 12-14 Century. Destroyed by the French in 1377, then rebuilt.

“Winchelsea, St Thomas the Maryr Anglican. From 13th century, after 1288.