UK's 'favourite churches' handpicked by host of stars

England, London, Trafalgar Square, tourists sat on the steps of St Martin in the Fields Church. Credit: Paul Tomlins/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Here is a list of the UK's favourite churches as chosen by 60 people from the world of politics, entertainment, journalism and academia.

  • Berkshire

Holy Trinity Church, Ferry Lane, Cookham - chosen by TV presenter Timmy Mallett.

  • Birmingham

Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House, 23a Watford Road, Cotteridge - chosen by Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of the Quakers in Britain.

St Mary the Virgin church in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
  • Buckinghamshire

Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Penn - chosen by cookery author Mary Berry.

St Mary the Virgin, Well Hill Road, Fawley Green, Fawley, Wycombe - chosen by broadcaster Ben Fogle.

St Nicolas' Church, High Street, Taplow - chosen by TV personality Sir Terry Wogan.

  • Cambridgeshire

St Margaret of Antioch Church, Abbotsley - chosen by broadcaster Michael Palin.

  • Cornwall

St Endellion Church, St Endellion, Port Isaac - chosen by Rt Rev and Rt Hon Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • Cumbria

Brigflatts Friends Meeting House, Brigflatts, near Sedbergh - chosen by astrophysicist Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

  • Devon

Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan Hill, Torbryan - chosen by round-the-world sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

  • Gloucestershire

All Saints Church, Parsons Lane, Bisley - chosen by author Jilly Cooper.

  • Hertfordshire

St Edmund's College Chapel, Old Hall Green, Ware - chosen by Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

A general view of the St Thomas a Becket church. Credit: Phil Walter/EMPICS Sport
  • Kent

St Thomas a Becket Church, Fairfield, Romney Marsh - chosen by Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

  • Leicestershire

St Wilfrid's Church, Church Road, Kibworth Beauchamp - chosen by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood.

  • Lincolnshire

Collegiate Church of Holy Trinity, Sleaford Road, Tattershall - chosen by Julia Hanmer, chief executive of the Bat Conservation Trust.

St.Bride's Church in Fleet Street, London. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment
  • London

St Bride's Church, Fleet Street - chosen by TV presenter Giles Coren, and also actress Joanna Lumley.

Holy Trinity Church, Brompton Road, Kensington - chosen by adventurer Bear Grylls.

St Matthew's Church, North Common Road, Ealing - chosen by historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes.

St Magnus the Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street - chosen by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

All Saints Church, Margaret Street, W1 - chosen by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Farm Street Catholic Church, 114 Mount Street, W1 - chosen by hotelier and broadcaster Alex Polizzi.

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square - chosen by Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter.

St Anne's Church, Commercial Road, Newell Street, Limehouse - chosen by former First Sea Lord Admiral the Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead.

St Mary's Church, Church Road, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Newham - chosen by Rev Lucy Winkett, an Anglican priest and contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day.

  • Merseyside

St Peter and St Paul RC Church, 161 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool - chosen by Cherie Blair, barrister and wife of former prime minister Tony Blair.

  • Norfolk

All Saints Church, Cockthorpe, Norwich - chosen by author Alain de Botton.

The view along Catte Street showing (l-r) Hertford College, the Codrington Library and the church of St. Mary the Virgin. Credit: William Conran/PA Archive
  • Oxfordshire

St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green, Witney; All Saints Church, Church Lane, Spelsbury - chosen by Prime Minister David Cameron.

All Saints Church, Church Road, Cuddesdon - chosen by Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster.

Bishop Edward King Chapel, Ripon College, Cuddesdon - chosen by Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, chairman of the BBC Trust.

  • Shropshire

Heath Chapel, Heath, near Bouldon - chosen by classicist Professor Mary Beard, and also by historian and TV presenter Dr Kate Williams.

  • Somerset

St Andrew's Church, 6 New Street, Mells - chosen by author and journalist Harry Mount.

  • Suffolk

Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh - chosen by broadcaster Emma Freud.

St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Wetherden - chosen by historian Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch.

St Peter's Church, Darsham Road, Westleton - chosen by journalist and author Libby Purves.

St Peter's Church, Theberton with Eastbridge - chosen by actress Diana Quick

  • Sunderland

St Andrew's Church, Talbot Road, Roker - chosen by opera singer Sir Thomas Allen.

  • Yorkshire

Otley Methodist Church, Walkergate, Otley, West Yorkshire - chosen by Rev Dr Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the Methodist Church.

Great Houghton Methodist Church, High Street, Great Houghton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire - chosen by actor Brian Blessed.

St Nicholas' Church, Town Gate, High Bradfield, Bradfield, South Yorkshire - chosen by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

St Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Campsall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire - chosen by Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Labour leader Ed Miliband at his monthly press conference at Church House in Westminster. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

All Saints Church, Totley Hall Lane, Totley, South Yorkshire - chosen by writer and radio presenter Rony Robinson.

Dewsbury Minster, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - chosen by Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister for Faith and Communities.

New North Road Baptist Church, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - chosen by Rev Ernie Whalley, President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain

  • Warwickshire

Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon - chosen by actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

  • West Sussex

St Michael's Church, Up Marden - chosen by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis.

St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Lodsworth - chosen by actress Geraldine James.