Living and Loved

Living and Loved : Favourite Churches

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 195.6 x 241.3 x 15.2mm | 680.4g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour and b&w photographs
  • 074594289X
  • 9780745942896
  • 1,280,938

About Pam Rhodes

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 JOHN ROGERS is an acclaimed photographer whose work is widely published in national magazines and Sunday newspaper supplements.
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Having Pam Rhodes choose favourite churches is such a good idea that one wonders why it hasn't been done before. The popular Songs of Praise presenter's own choice is here augmented by the selections of such luminaries as Terry Waite, James Galway, and the Arch-bishops of Canterbury and York, all illustrated with some fine photographic work. To those who enjoy the programme, this well-produced book will prove a delight. Others who just appreciate the English heritage will find much to enjoy in the idiosyncratic choice of churches on view, ranging from huge cathedrals to small chapels and from medieval shrines to Nissen huts. Buildings have been included from the Orkney Islands to Belfast, and from Canterbury to the Romney Marshes. This is truly national overview. A case, then, of this Rhodes leading to a successful roam.
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