Churches are so fascinating to look at and can be a tremendous source of design inspiration. A critical part of Christianity has been the gathering of people worshiping together. By virtue of this activity, the â€œplaceâ€ where they worship has become endowed with a symbolic form.
To the early Christians the word â€œchurchâ€ referred to the act of assembling together rather than to the building itself. Christians met where they could, usually they would meet in each others houses, Congregations soon outgrew the meeting halls of the House-Churches and so they began to create buildings specifically suited to house their worship.
Below are some brilliant photographs of churches, taken by talented photographers. I hope you enjoy them.
House of God by abcdz2000
St. Bridget’s ChurchÂ by mudpig
Saint Francis Church by janusz l
Saint Mary’s Church – Studley Royal by nick.garrod
Sunset Church by cmiper
Church by Nasos3
Church Sunrise by shoebappa
A Church Already In Paradise?Â by wvgasguy
Church HDR by Keereal
Church HDRÂ by Marc Jenkins
All Saints Church by raskolnikovsghost
Sunset Church by Andreas-photography
Church HDR by Sonny Side Up!