A ROOM WITH A PEW

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Pa­trick Barkham goes ‘champ­ing’ – camp­ing in a church – and dis­cov­ers a new ap­pre­ci­a­tion for re­li­gious build­ings

SOUTH

St Mary the Vir­gin, Ford­wich, Kent – a rest­ing place for weary pil­grims just three miles from Can­ter­bury

All Saints, Lang­port, Som­er­set – im­pres­sive church with beau­ti­ful tower over­look­ing the pretty town

MID­LANDS AND EAST

St An­drew’s, Wrox­eter, Shrop­shire – church in the heart of Ro­man Eng­land

St Cyr­iac & St Julitta, Swaffham Prior – pretty Cam­bridgeshire vil­lage church (be­low) over­look­ing the Fens

St Kather­ine’s, Chis­el­hamp­ton – Ge­or­gian church six miles south-east of Ox­ford

St Michael & All An­gels, Booton – Gothic splen­dour in ru­ral Nor­folk

All Saints, Ald­win­cle, Northamp­ton­shire – the first church to be opened for champ­ing

All Saints, Billes­ley, War­wick­shire – re­puted to be the church where Wil­liam Shake­speare pledged his troth to Anne Hath­away

NORTH AND SCOT­LAND

St Mary’s, Longsled­dale, Cum­bria – scenic Lake Dis­trict church of­fered by the Churches Trust for Cum­bria

St Peter, Main­land, Orkney – rugged po­si­tion over­look­ing the Bay of Skaill

St Thomas, Fri­armere, Lan­cashire – high above the town of Delph be­side Sad­dle­worth Moor

Old St Stephen’s, Fyling­dales, North York­shire – at­mo­spheric clifftop church on the North York Moors with views across Robin Hood’s Bay

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