England’s Christian Heritage

England’s Christian Heritage

This video tells the story of one of the most familiar of all England’s historic landmarks, the parish church, covering a period of 1,400 years starting with the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity in AD597.

The video goes on to compare the style and structure of a typical Norman church with its Anglo-Saxon predecessors. It explains how and why church buildings became more complex by the end of the Middle Ages and how they changed after the Reformation, when many chapels and meeting houses were built.

Finally, the video considers the Victorian Gothic Revival, which led to the building of many of the churches we see around us in towns today.

A charming and informative reminder of the ancient Christian heritage shared by English-speakers all over the world.