Welcome to 698 of Hertfordshire’s Churches and Chapels – “…an excellent overview” – Buildings of England, Hertfordshire 2019 edition.

Find Places, Architects & Themes

Hertfordshire is a county that many pass through but few stop and look at. A common view is that it’s too near London and full of New Towns so there is nothing worth seeing.  But there is much to see around the county and this site illustrates that through the many and varied church buildings that it possesses. Coverage goes from Saxon, Norman and medieval churches up to 21st century churches.  hockerill_all_saints150616_10
 st_albans_cathedral200712_16 It is difficult to say exactly how many church buildings there are, as new churches open in converted industrial and office units, old independent chapels close and as soon as I think I have a definitive list I find another source of information. I now believe that I have, almost,  every extant building featured.

I would like to acknowledge and thank incumbents, church wardens, PCCs, church watchers and key holders who offer access to many of the buildings outside service times.

Currently, I know of about 696 such buildings in the county. All of the Church of England, Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches both in and out of use in the modern county are featured here. Most buildings of other Christian denominations (e.g. Methodist, Baptist, United Reformed, Society of Friends (Quakers) and Pentecostal etc.) are also included.

I have also included cemetery chapels, institutional chapels (hospitals, schools etc.) where they are accessible. There are a few more of these to be added.

 stanstead_abbots_st_andrew120915_1 This site includes those bits of Middlesex (Potters Bar, South Mimms area) that were transferred to Hertfordshire in 1974, but my other site includes the parts of Barnet that were moved from Hertfordshire into the London Borough of Barnet at that date. Please use the “Find Places, Architects & Themes” menu on the left or the search box above to explore the site and Hertfordshire’s churches.