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Rich in history, Great Britain’s cathedrals have withstood the test of time and have now become key historical tourist attractions as well as places of Christian worship. Thousands of tourists each year flock to Britain’s cathedrals to admire the grandeur and beauty of medieval religious architecture.
Greyfriar’s Anglican Church on Friar Street in Reading, Berkshire has now been granted planning permission to replace the outdated semi-circular extension with a new glazed foyer and substantial link extension. The Diocese has also granted approval.
In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, churches are experiencing drastic changes. Like all voluntary sector services Churches are facing massive uncertainty. However, even if we are all behind closed doors at present, this is the time to think that when the restrictions are lifted, and the main crisis of the virus outbreak has passed, there will be social storm damage to repair, and the church is in a wonderful position to be able to help.
The lovely pedimented façade of Abingdon Baptist Church in Oxfordshire dates from 1841. It lies back from Ock Street, in the charming Thames-side town. This is the third church on the site since it was acquired in 1652 as the burial ground for the church’s first minister. The original church was built there in 1700.