Inside the Church: What do you need to know?

Monuments of faith

Christianity is thought to have arrived in Britain in the 2nd Century, when most of the country was part of the Roman Empire. Today, there are around 37.6 million Christians in the UK.

There are many different branches of Christianity, with churches that suit their particular styles of worship. The Church of England - the established Christian Church in England – is thought to have the most, at around 16,000.

Although every church is different, some features are more common than others. Discover the meaning behind the objects in churches and uncover their historical significance.

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Click or tap on the image below to find out more about the function, symbolism and history of some of the most common features in a Christian church.

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