Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals – Win a copy

11th November 2021

Sorry folks, this competition is now closed. We’ll announce the winners very soon. Thanks to everyone who entered. 

“They are history and geography, art and science, mind and body in one…’ Simon Jenkins, Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals

Want to find out which English Cathedrals you should see before you die?

Here’s a secret … there are 13 of them, and some even make the top 25!

This month saw the launch of author and journalist Simon Jenkins’ new book, Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals.

And we’ve got three copies to give away – thanks to those lovely people at Viking Press.

To be entered into the draw, all you have to do is to tell us which is your favourite Church of England Cathedral and briefly, why.

Just tell us below and you could be a winner.

Competition form

This is the first study of Europe’s best 100 cathedrals – and we’re proud to say 13 Church of England cathedrals, St David’s in Wales and Kirkwall in Orkney from the Church in Scotland, all make the list.

Through an exploration of European history, Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals tells the stories behind these magnificent buildings showing the central role of cathedrals in the European imagination.

Simon Jenkins’ new book, Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals.

In choosing the top 100, Jenkins pays tribute to the buildings that he sees as manifestations of Europe’s collective past.

He writes:

“They represent its most embedded institution, Christianity, in all its finery… Even today no other buildings on earth can compare with these structures. They are history and geography, art and science, mind and body in one…’

His publishing blurb said: In selecting the cathedrals he believes everyone should see before they die, Jenkins has created the ultimate bucket list.

Terms & Conditions for the Association of English Cathedrals Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals Book

There are three prizes of a copy of Simon Jenkins’ new book, Europe’s Best 100 Cathedrals.

Open to residents in the UK, aged 16 and over, excluding employees and relatives of the Association of English Cathedrals and Viking Press

Closing date for entries is 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

Only one entry per person.

Entrants must name their favourite Anglican Cathedral and a short explanation why.

The winners of the books will be chosen at random.

The winners will be informed by email within 14 days of the closing date and will need to respond within 7 days or new winners will be chosen.

Their names will be available on request and published in the Association of English Cathedrals e-newsletter, website and on social media.

The Prize will be sent within 30 days of the winners confirming their address.

Please note: Delivery of the books may be slightly delayed due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. However, we will try our very best to get it to the winner as soon as possible.

The promoter is the Association of English Cathedrals in conjunction with the publisher, Viking Press

By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.