Welcome to Phil Draper's ongoing celebration of church architecture.

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The intention of this website is to share news and information about churches, and to feature the less-well-known churches that do not appear on the tourist trails of the world.

May I take this opportunity to thank people that have E-mailed me with their comments on ChurchCrawler. I also enjoy helping out with enquiries for information on churches and look forward to receiving information back in return.

What's New ?

Content for ChurchCrawler is split between this website, the ChurchCrawler blog and now on Flickr (the latter mainly photographs). In order to make life easier for visitors I have created a site specific search engine to help you find a specific church.

Ampney St Mary - one of the Cotswold twelve visited in May 2008   Many recent pages featuring churchcrawls and visits I have made are nowavailable on the ChurchCrawler Blog. Most recently I have visited Herefordshire and Dorset but the blog is always new.

ChurchCrawler Blog Recent Highlights

Similarly I also offer the ChurchCrawling blog - the difference being that this is a collection of pictures and news from the internet that have grabbed my interest.

ChurchCrawling Blog Recent Postings

North Newnton Church, visited in "Churches and Dogs" on ChurchCrawler Blog   Culbone Church, Somerset, on Exmoor Churches 6 on ChurchCrawler blog   Trinity Church, Copenhagen - discussed on Copenhagen's Wierd Towers on ChurchCrawler blog

If you like a challenge then the three mystery churches pages have all been updated and solved pictures replaced with new puzzles to be solved! Start here! Some are already solved including a couple which have been on-line for over 6 years. I will continue to replace these with yet more mystery pictures so it is always worth checking back.

I continue concentrating on the Bristol Churches, creating a page for each church and scanning any pictures I have. These pages will consist of a mix of my photos, old postcards and old newspaper cuttings, so not every picture will be of the best quality. Further information is always sought. Click here for the Latest pages on individual Bristol churches.

The Churches So Far.....(click on the picture)



Bristol Cathedral

Broughton Poggs

Astonishing Cathedrals (1)

Astonishing Cathedrals (2)

Churches north of Bicester (CC2005)

Bristol Cathedrals and Churches - always

Broughton Poggs & Filkins

Churches around Dorchester on Thames (CC2004)

East Gwent Churches



Great Missenden


Elmley Castle, Worcs

Escrick and Skipwith

Folke, Dorset

Churches around Grantham (CC2000)

Great Missenden, Bucks

Hanbury, St Mary, Worcs

HUNGARY Churches and Cathedrals


Mystery church Mystery Church2

Churches around Lichfield (CC2001)

Lisbon Churches

Churches of Manhattan, New York City

Marialinden & Engelskirchen, Germany

Mystery churches #1 can you help?

Mystery Churches #2 Mystery Churches #3
North Stoke Purse Caundle Ripon St Wilfrid Colombo RC Cath Stoneleigh

North Stoke & East Harptree, Somerset

Purse Caundle, Dorset

Ripon, North Yorks - Victorian Churches

Churches around Rutland (CC2002)

Sri Lanka - Cathedrals

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire Stockholm Churches and Cathedrals
Tortworth FranciscanCh Vienna Jesuit Ch,Vienna MariaVonSiege,Vienna

Churches around Swaffham (CC2003)

Tormarton, S.Glos & North Wraxall, Wilts

Tortworth, St Leonard, S.Glos

Franciscan Church, Vienna

Jesuit Church, Vienna

Maria Von Siege,Vienna Westerleigh St James, S.Glos


Churches of West Sussex

Churches of Exmoor (blog)

Churches of Wiltshire (blog)

Churches of East Hampshire(blog)

 Cotswold Churches

  Links to other sites via my homepage


Links to other sites can be found via my personal homepage

The Ecclesiological Society

I am a member of the Ecclesiological Society. It offers members a regular magazine and an annual new publication for a modest subscription fee. Details of the society and how to join can be found on-line.

The Society's website is now well established. Follow the link that appears below.

I greet any fellow members who are visiting this site for the first time as well as old friends. Let me know what you think!


And before you go......HELP!!!

I have built up a database of Churches in England, and now Wales too,and I am especially interested in news of churches being altered or rebuilt, churches under threat of demolition, or new churches (Anglican or RC). I would use much of this information to write a regular "news" page for the Ecclesiological Society.

I also seek information and pictures of cathedrals outside of Europe, eg USA, Canada, Australia, India, etc. and in the former "Eastern Bloc" of Europe.

Any interesting sites for me, or information about churches under threat of demolition? Please E-MAIL Me

Best wishes..................Phil

Page Updated 19th December 2019