An English church as a work of art

I have often been struck by the beauty of historic churches and mosques such as Lincoln Cathedral in England and the Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Turkey. St Marys is a particularly beautiful parish church in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

St Marys Church

Altar at St Mary's Church Beverley England
Altar at St Mary's Church Beverley England

This beautiful altar demonstrates the craftsmanship of times past.

Stained glass window

Stained glass window at St Mary's Church Beverley England
Stained glass window at St Mary's Church Beverley England

Local crafts at Buxton encompass cermaics and clock making!

Roof boss

Stone roof boss in St Mary's Church Beverley England
Stone roof boss in St Mary's Church Beverley England

Most European medieval churches feature these ornate roof carvings.

Gargoyle

Gargoyle carving in St Mary's Church Beverley England
Gargoyle carving in St Mary's Church Beverley England

Here we have a carved gargoyle like creature. Not the scariest such carving I've ever seen.

Roof painting

Ornate roof painting in St Mary's Church Beverley England
Ornate roof painting in St Mary's Church Beverley England

During the era of Cromwell and the roundheads many of the painted English churches had their beautiful art covered by religious purists. This surviving example is quite rare.