The term church refers to any building which is built and designed for worship of Christian community. There are different beautiful churches across the world that possess an old history in them. Many buildings of churches are reflecting a unique art work in different parts of the word. We have selected this topic in order to discuss some biggest churches of the world.
15. Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar
This is considered as one of the biggest churches in the world. This is a Roman Catholic Church which is located in the city of Zaragoza, Spain. It is said about this church that it is famous to be the first church dedicated to Mary in history.
Different Kings of Spain and different other foreign rulers paid their devotion before this statue of Mary. The architecture of the church was designed and built between 1681 and 1872. The building of this church can be seen from the nearby Ebro River.
14. Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
This is also considered as biggest church in the world. It is considered as one out of four ancient Basilica of Rome. The Basilica was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine over the burial place of St. Paul.
The new basilica has maintained its original structure of the building including the one nave and four aisles. It is 13.66 meters long, 65 meters wide and 29.70 meters is high and due to this reason, it is considered as second largest church in Rome.
13. Church of the Most Holy Trinity
This Catholic Church was designed by Clarence H. Johnston and is situated in Wheatland Township, Minnesota. The first building of this church was a wood frame structure that was constructed between 1874 and 1878.
The existing building of this church was built in 1905 and Old Italian Romanesque style was followed in its construction. The entry to this church has a round rose window with an eave above it and this thing gives it appearance of a canopy.
12. Liverpool Cathedral
This is also considered as one of the biggest church of the world. This is Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool. This church is also referred as the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool. The total external length of this building is around 207 yards.
Its internal length is around 150 m. A research study has ranked it as the fifth-largest cathedral in the world. This church remains open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and regular services are held every day of the week at around 8:30 am.
11. Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń
This Roman Catholic church is also considered as one of the biggest church of the world and is located in the village of Lichen Stary in Poland. This church was designed by Barbara Bielecka and was constructed between 1994 and 2004.
It is also considered as one of the tallest church in the world having a tower with height of around 141.5 meters. It has nave which is around 120 meters long and 77 meters wide. There is also a central dome which is around 98 meters high.
10. Abbey of Santa Giustina
This is also considered as one of the biggest church of the world. The Abbey of Santa Giustina is a Benedictine abbey which is situated in the center of the city of Padua. This Abbey is presently describing the picture that is derived from the construction that was made in 17th century.
The building represents itself in a Latin cross that extends from east to west. This church is considered as the 7th largest church in Italy. Each aisle has six smaller chapels, square plan.
9. Milan Cathedral
The Milan Cathedral is the Cathedral church of Milan and is situated in Italy. It is said about Milan cathedral that the Gothic cathedral nearly took six centuries to complete. This is considered as largest church in Italy.
Different officials arranged a campaign to raise funds for this cathedral’s preservation in 2012 because its building was requiring renovation in order to fade away the effects of pollution.
8. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
This is officially known as Cathedral Church of Saint John. It is located in New York City on Amsterdam Avenue. The building of this church was designed in 1888 and its construction began in 1892 the original design of this church was changed after 1909 to a Gothic Revival design.
It is said about this church that there is a dispute about whether this cathedral or Liverpool Cathedral is the world’s largest Anglican cathedral. This is also considered as the fourth largest Christian church in the world.
7. Seville Cathedral
This is also considered as one of the largest church of the world. This is a Roman Catholic cathedral situated in Spain. It is also considered as the largest Gothic cathedral and third largest church in the world.
This church was registered was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. This cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.
6. First Family Church
This church is located in Overland Park in Southern Johnson County, Kansas and is spread over an area of 51 acres in the south west portion of Kansas City Metropolitan Area of the United States. Different types of studies have revealed this fact that this church was affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Among its some principles, the most famous are, to reach the lost people, bring them into the family of God and inspire them to mature in Jesus Christ.
5. Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
This is a prominent Roman Rite Catholic basilica which is located in Brazil. This is dedicated to Our Lady Aparecida as the principle Patroness of Brazil. Different types of research studies have shown this fact this church is the second largest church in the world.
4. Lakewood Church
This is also considered as one of the biggest church of the world. This church is located in Houston, Texas. This is also considered as the largest congregation in the United States. It is said that on average, more than 43,000 attendances per week have been witnessed there.
The Lakewood Church is also a part of Word of Faith movement. This church was founded by John Osteen and his second wife in 1959. It is also important to mention here that this church’s weekly services are broadcast on different local channels in most major US markets. This church is famous as a place for its liturgical functions.
3. St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome and is considered as one of the biggest church of the world. This is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture. This church is famous as a place of pilgrimage and for its liturgical functions.
2. LDS Conference Center
This is also considered as one of the biggest church of the world and is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is considered as the premier meeting hall for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This LDS Conference Center has around 21,000 seats and was completed in 2000.
1. Calvary Temple
This is also considered as biggest church of the world and it offers its facilities to outside groups when not in use by its congregation. The building of Calvary Temple includes a large Auditorium, Gymnasium, Fellowship Hall, Lounge etc. This is also considered as a large auditorium with seating capacity of around 750 people.