Christianity tours

St Paul’s Cathedral

Christian Tours in London and Great Britain
Christianity Tours is a special part of my business. Have you been on a guided tour around a cathedral and felt you were being shown around a museum with little reference to Christianity? Christianity Tours are different,these are specialist tours that explore churches and cathedrals from a Christian perspective. My Christianity tours concentrate on the Christian symbolism of the buildings and on relating the church or cathedral to the development of Christianity in Great Britain. There are also walks which take you in the footsteps of great Christian leaders and reformers, and tours of the National Gallery and the British Museum with Christian themes. There are day trips out of London to Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford, Salisbury, Winchester, Coventry and more. There are also extended tours and pilgrimages travelling through England and Scotland. All Christianity Tours are tailor-made for you.
Your Christian Tour Guide
I am a member of All Souls Church, Langham Place. I am a regular table leader on their Christianity Explored Course and previously I led one of the Bible Study groups. On graduating from the Blue Badge Course, I decided I would like to specialise in doing Christian tours and set up Christianity Tours. As a Christian tour guide, I feel there are many people who would like to know more of the history of Christianity, to learn about the people who shaped its development, and to enjoy our great cathedral and church architecture from a Christian perspective. Below on this page there are details of my Christian tours in London, day trips from London and extended tours. For testimonials for Christianity tours please see the testimonials page. For my Holy Land tours please visit www.christianitytours.com
British Museum Bible TourTake a journey through Old Testament biblical history looking at exhibits in the British Museum which support the historical truth of the Bible. The tour will show how time and time again that archaeological discoveries support and agree with related statements in the Bible.
British Museum Christian History TourTrace the story of the spread and development of Christianity from the time of the apostles up to the Reformation through exhibits in the British Museum.
Victoria and Albert Museum Christianity Tour  See how the fine and decorative arts have been used to the glory of God. Sculpture, painting, metalwork, textiles, church furnishings presented in the context of Christian history.
Christian Art In The National GalleryA guided tour looking at some of the great Christian art in London’s famous National Gallery. Enjoy the Christian message in the paintings and learn a bit about the history of art along the way.
Biblical Manuscripts In The British LibraryVisit the British Library to see ancient biblical manuscripts including the Codex Sinaiticus which includes the oldest, surviving, complete manuscript of the New Testament in Greek, dating from the 4th century.
Great Cathedrals of LondonChoose a St Paul’s Cathedral guided tour or a Westminster Abbey guided tour. These tours have a Christian perspective, putting the cathedral into the context of the history of Christianity in England and focusing on the Christian symbolism of the architecture and adornment of the building.
  • Remarkable Churches Of London TourLet me show you the some of my favourite churches in London, chosen for their different architectural styles and their special place in our Christian heritage. Full day tour.
Walking Through the History of Christianity in the City of London
Explore the development of Christianity from the Reformation to the present day. All of this walk is within the one square mile of the City of London. Learn about some of the great figures of England’s Christian history and enjoy visits to the interiors of several City Churches which today still proclaim the Christian faith in the midst of the financial heart of London.
The History of Christianity told through Seven London ChurchesVisit 7 impressive London churches on this full day tour and hear the story of the history of Christianity in England and how the architecture and  adornments of the churches relate to it. Full day tour.
City Churches Walk
There are thirty eight churches within the City of London and they are the ‘jewels in the crown’ of the City’s architecture contrasting with the modern tall buildings. We will go inside several churches with different styles of architecture and also explore the churches’ Christian witness down the years and their role today.
Wren City Churches Walk
Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt fifty one churches after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and twenty three of these survive today. We will go inside several of the churches, be inspired by the architecture and discover Wren’s contribution to the development of Reformation Church architecture in England.
John Wesley Walk
Walk in the footsteps of John Wesley, founder of Methodism and his brother Charles in the area of London they knew so well. Highlights will include Charterhouse where he went to school, the sites of John and Charles’s conversion experiences, Wesley’s Chapel and House. We will hear about Wesley’s life and his dedication to his work for the Lord. The tour can include an interior visit to Wesley’s Chapel and house and we will see the small room he used for his quiet times of prayer which is known as the “Powerhouse of Methodism”. A visit to Bunhill Field’s Cemetery will be included to see Susanna Wesley’s grave and also the grave of John Bunyan.
Westminster Christianity Walk
This walk explores our Christian history in the City of Westminster. We will see St James Palace which is site of the Chapel Royal, then the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks, St Margarets Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the statue of William Tyndale. Lambeth Palace,London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be included, hear about the community which resides there. As Westminster is the centre of royalty and politics this walks looks at the relationship of the established church with the state and much more besides. This walk can also include a look at the portraits of some of our great Christian leaders and reformers in the National Portrait Gallery at the end.

St Stephen Walbrook City of London

All Souls Langham Place

John Wesley, The Huguenots And A Very Special Church
Take this walk in Islington and Spitalfields and see John Wesley’s Chapel and house. Then we visit Bunhill fields graveyard to see the graves of Susanna Wesley and John Bunyan. Then in Spitalfields we will see the house where Susanna Wesley was born and we learn about the Huguenots, French protestants who fled persecution in Roman Catholic France and settled here. We end the tour with a look inside Christ Church Spitalfields the architectural masterpiece of Nicholas Hawksmoor. The church stood derelict for 40 years, it is an amazing story of restoration not just of the building but also of the Christian community.
London Churches In Bloomsbury And Covent Garden Walk
Discover some of the most interesting churches in Covent Garden area including the Temple Church, the actor’s church in Covent Garden, the impressive St George’s Bloomsbury built as part of the 1711 churches act and St Dunstan’s in the West where William Tyndale preached and which is now home not just to an Anglican congregation but also to a Romanian Orthodox one with interior design which reflects this.
London Churches In Marylebone And Mayfair Walk.
Enjoy some special churches in the Marylebone and Mayfair area each with different architecture and worship traditions. See a church where Handel worshiped, at another church we learn about the influence of the Oxford movement on church architecture and we can include a visit to All Souls Langham Place where John Stott was associated with the leadership for 60 years. Also visit Handel’s house where Messiah was composed.
Christian Tours On Day Trips From London And Extended Tours
Please click on the links to see some sample itineraries for extended tours and below on this page are suggestions for day tours from London.

Day Trips From London

Canterbury
Canterbury is where Christianity gained a firm foothold on English soil 1,400 years ago with the arrival of St Augustine. We visit the fine cathedral which was the site of Thomas Becket’s martyrdom in 1170 and holds a unique place in the Church of England. It is still today the seat of its senior archbishop and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We can also visit the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey which was founded by St Augustine in 598 AD and St Martin’s Church which is the oldest church in the English speaking world still used for worship.
Wells Cathedral and Bath
A visit to the World Heritage city of Bath, famous for its 18th Georgian architecture, (this is the period in Bath’s history described in the novels of Jane Austen). A walking tour will be included and a guided tour of Bath Abbey and there will be one or two other references to Christian history as well. Then we travel through the beautiful Somerset countryside to the city of Wells for a guided tour of the Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece, which is famous for the light and space of its interior and the striking west front of its exterior. Hire of a vehicle and driver is required for this itinerary.
Cambridge And Ely Cathedral
Cambridge was a major centre for the reformation in England and was a haven for its early preachers and leaders including William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, John Rogers and Thomas Bilney. Enjoy a walking tour focusing on Cambridge’s Christian heritage. Visits to St John’s College where William Wilberforce was a student, Emmanuel College associated with the Puritans and of course to the famous Kings College chapel can be included and CS Lewis will get a mention as well. Cambridge can be visited by train or, with hire of a vehicle, a visit to Ely can be included as well with a guided tour of Ely Cathedral which is one of England’s most beautiful cathedrals with powerful Christian symbolism in the architecture and incorporated art works.

Canterbury Cathedral

Oxford
Discover the Christian heritage of Oxford on a walking tour, the Oxford martyrs Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, John Wycliffe who was master of Balliol College and started the struggle for the reformation in Oxford, John Wesley who started the Holy Club whilst a fellow at Lincoln College which led to the formation of the Methodist Church and CS Lewis who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia in Oxford and was a fellow at Magdalene College. Visits to Christchurch, the college with a chapel which is also the smallest cathedral in England and or to Magdalene College or Balliol College can be included. A visit to Oxford can be combined with the Cotswolds if we hire a vehicle, Oxford on its own is possible by train. A visit to the Kilns, the former home of CS Lewis is also possible.
Cotswolds And William Tyndale.
Enjoy God’s creation as we drive through the beautiful scenery of the Cotswolds. We visit the dramatic William Tyndale memorial at North Nibley believed to be close to his birthplace and we will visit Burford and its parish church. On the wall of this church is an inscription from Tyndale’s Bible and we will hear the story of how it got there. We will also include a stop in the pretty Cotswolds village of Tetbury. Hire of a vehicle and driver is necessary for this tour.
Salisbury Cathedral
This tour includes a guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral which is unusual in being built in just one style, the elegantly simple Early English Gothic style. The chapter House has an outstanding Medieval carved frieze depicting scenes from Genesis and Exodus and contains one of the original copies of the Magna Carta. In the afternoon a walking tour of Salisbury can be included or with a vehicle a visit to Winchester Cathedral. Salisbury is possible by train or with hire of a vehicle.

Tintern Abbey Wales

Gloucester And The Welsh Borders
We travel to Gloucester for a guided tour of the Cathedral which has some fine Norman architecture and the earliest Perpendicular Gothic architecture in England. Gloucester has also produced some gifted Christian leaders including George Whitefield and Bishop John Hooper one of the most radical protestant reformers of Queen Mary’s reign. Then we cross the Welsh borders to visit the dramatic ruins of Tintern Abbey. After a short guided tour there is time to enjoy this uplifting and peaceful place set in the midst of beautiful countryside. Tintern Abbey became a ruin after the Reformation and it has inspired famous writers and artists such as Turner and Wordsworth to use their God given talents to produce inspiring literature and art. Hire of vehicle and driver is necessary for his tour.
York
Enjoy a guided tour of York Minster. Minster means missionary church and King Edwin built the first York Minster shortly after his conversion. The present Minster is famous for its medieval stained glass and considered one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. A guided tour of the historic city of York will also be included, learn about the influence that the Romans, the Vikings, chocolate and the railways have had on this wonderful city as well as its role in the development of Christianity. York is accessible by train only on a day trip from London.
Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral’s architecture has an extraordinary and very powerful story behind it of ruin and rebuilding. Today the Cathedral has an equally remarkable ministry of reconciliation also born out of its traumatic World War II destruction and rebirth. Coventry can be visited by train or with a hire of a vehicle.It can be combined with a short visit to Stratford upon Avon if a vehicle is hired.

Coventry Cathedral