Over the centuries, churches have acted as centres of community and they retain their importance today. Acting as a focus during times of tragedies and conflict, churches have also offered us throughout the ages a sense of permanence in an impermanent world. In this new book, Andrew Barr - with the help of local BBC radio listeners - picks 30 of the nation's favourite churches. Many of these churches have featured on Songs of Praise. The author captures the lives of those who built, developed and shaped them, as well as offering fascinating human interest stories about people who worship in them today. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 full-colour photographs, this is the perfect companion for all those who love churches.
ANDREW BARR worked for the BBC for over 30 years and was involved in many of the editions of Songs of Praise. He is now a freelance writer, whose books include Songs of Praise: The Nation's Favourite Hymns and Songs of Praise: The Nation's Favourite Carols.