“Major Churches” and “Festival Churches” – I

“Greater Churches” / “Major Churches”

In our post Churches, Minsters and Cathedrals, we considered the legal distinction between these designations within the Church of England; this included a short review of the terms “greater/major church” and “festival church”.  The annual visitor numbers reported last week revealed “Record numbers of visitors and worshippers flock to England’s cathedrals“, and the attention in the media prompted us to revisit and revise our earlier post. Below we give further consideration to “Minsters” and examine “Major Churches”; a later post will address “Festival Churches”. Continue reading