This new guide book reveals the astonishing spiritual heritage lying hidden in every corner of Britain.‘This book could make a pilgrim of anyone’The Times
BBC Countryfile magazine
'handsomely produced... a living celebration of 2,000 years of Christian belief that is at times shocking, but always engrossing and often richly entertaining'
‘If you are interested in the spiritual heritage of our country… this is absolutely the best book going’ New Directions magazine
‘a tour de force’
Country Way magazine
The result of a five-year journey from Orkney to the Channel Islands, Britain's Holiest Places opens up a remarkable landscape shaped by centuries of faith. There is something to surprise and enlighten anyone with a sense of the sacred - from miraculous healing pools, astounding works of devotional art, mysterious natural features, world-famous shrines, grand cathedrals to the humblest of country churches. It includes 500 places in England, Wales and Scotland.
Each listing is illustrated and made easily accessible to the visitor, with much to inspire as well as much to challenge modern understanding of spiritual experience. The book encompasses the entire spectrum of church and even folk traditions: Anglican, Catholic, Celtic, Orthodox, Non-Conformist, Presbyterian, Quaker and many others.
Written with a keen eye for the surreal as well as the sacred, the absurd as well as the serious, this book is the first complete survey of our island's sacred history.