St. Nicholas Church, Leicester

Dating back to the late 9th century, St. Nicholas is the oldest house of Christian worship in Leicester, and it still serves as the local Church of England parish. The wall in front of the church is a remnant of Ancient Roman architecture, believed to have been built in the 3rd century.

St. Andrew's, Greensted

This is the oldest wooden church in the world, and thought to be the oldest wooden building still standing in Europe. Dated between the 9th and 11th centuries, it has been a place of worship for nearly 1,200 years.

St. Martin, Canterbury

St. Martin is considered the oldest church in England. St. Augustine of Canterbury made it his headquarters after he was sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great, and King Æthelbert was baptized there some time after 597. St. Martin also boasts the longest history as a parish church.

St. Peter-on-the-Wall

St. Peter-on-the-Wall dates back to around 660. The scenery around this 1,400 year-old seaside church is as worth a visit as the interior. Anglican services are still held in the chapel.

Escomb Church

Escomb boasts one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon churches in the world, and one of only three complete Anglo-Saxon churches to remain in England. The building was unused for most of the 20th century while a new St. John's parish was built to tend to Escomb's flock. St. John's has since been demolished, yet the Escomb church still stands, once again functioning as the Church of England parish of the area.

St. Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth

Founded in 674, St. Peter's is still an active Anglican parish to this day. Along with St. Paul's at Jarrow, it formed the heart of a Benedictine double monastery (now in ruins) known as Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey.

St. Paul's, Jarrow

St. Paul's is at the site of the other half of the Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Monastery, and incorporates the monastery ruins. Jarrow was the home of the great English Church historian Bede the Venerable, and the monks of Jarrow produced the oldest surviving complete copy of the Latin Vulgate Bible, the Codex Amiatinus.

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Hart

Founded in 675, St. Mary Magdalene is still active as a Church of England parish. While the structure was added to in the 12th and 13th centuries, much of the original building can still be viewed. It is the oldest church in Hartlepool.

St. Laurence Church, Wiltshire

St. Laurence is one of the few remaining Anglo-Saxon churches that bears no sign of alteration. Tradition holds that the church was founded by St. Aldhelm around 700, although some argue that it should more correctly be dated  to the 10th or 11th centuries. It is the most complete surviving Anglo-Saxon church in either period.

All Saints Church, Brixworth

Now the Church of England parish church for the town of Brixworth, All Saints Church was founded in 675. There have been numerous additions to this building over the years, but much of the original structure, shaped in the style of an Early Christian basilica, can be viewed by visitors. It is the largest church built during the Anglo-Saxon era.