Colchester in Essex, England, has a number of notable churches.
Excavations in the 1980s for a new police station near the Maldon Road roundabout unearthed 371 Roman graves and a long narrow building. The building was built between AD 320 and 340. Oriented east to west, an apse was added to the east end in a later phase. The building was divided by a wooden screen and two rows of posts ran down the eastern half forming aisles. The building has been interpreted on strong circumstantial evidence as an early Christian church. If this is correct, it is probably the earliest known Christian church in Britain. The remains have been preserved and are visible from the public footpath.
Leon Nash | Feb 27, 2017
Not a Christian myself, but I went here today for a concerto. Unique tower, and relatively modern-ish interior. Just my style.
Neil N | Dec 30, 2016
Quite a unique tower for a church. It's quite cool.
Simone Ramacci | Apr 26, 2015
My favourite church in Colchester. I exchanged emails with the Minister before moving to Colchester and he was incredibly nice to write to. They are extremely welcoming of anyone, whilst having a traditional style of worship (hymns rather than worship songs etc.). The congregation is nice and mixed, refreshments are served after the morning worship, and fairtrade products are also sold. The evening service is held in a smaller chapel, with fewer people attending, but still extremely friendly. Communion is with gluten free bread and non-alcoholic wine for all. The building is centrally located (in Lion Walk, next to a Costa and Booths), modern and with a lift for people who cannot or would rather not use the stairs. A must-go church, especially if you are looking for a welcoming judgement-free environment.
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