100 Church Names From Real Life To Inspire Your World Building

Churches are incredibly important fixtures in our lives

Normally, when a church is named, the authors are attempting to pass on a type of message. Any of these names is ensured to prompt church development and numerous heavenly awards for your lovely choice.

Another group of churches wish to pass on a thought, either social or philosophical. Different churches pick names that are associated with their own heritage. The three types of churches are Militant, Penitent, and Triumphant.

You can also see our article about christian names or saint names for girls for more inspiration, right here on Kidadl.

Modern Church Names

Christian churches are a place to celebrate God and Christ, but also to build a community

The names of churches in numerous places around the world have shared characteristics. The modern church names are both interesting and entertaining.

1. Basilica de Higuey is in the Dominican Republic and is the most respected monument in the country.

2. Borgund Stave Church is in Norway, it is a wooden church built at the end of the 12th century.

3. Church In A Hill is in Luxembourg, the church is built into a hillside. It's a simple but effective name.

4. Cathedral Of Brasilia in Brazil which is designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

5. Cathedral Of Rio De Janeiro is in Brazil, with a standing capacity of 20, 0000 people.

6. Chapel Of St. Gildas is in France and it sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France.

7. Church Of Hallgrímur is in Iceland and is a Lutheran parish church.

8. Church Ruins is in Turkey, it is a stone cut remains of a congregation by persecuted Christians.

9. Church In Stykkishólmskirkja is in Iceland and was built by the architect is Jón Haraldssyni.

10. Church With An A is in Spain with an architecture of an alphabet A.

11. Duomo, Milan Cathedral church is in Italy and is an amazing and unbelievable human hand made church.

12. Device To Root Out Evil church is in Canada and its upside down architecture was very controversial.

13. Grace Fellowship Baptist Church is in Michigan.

14. Grundtvig’s Church is in Denmark and is an uncommon example of expressionist church architecture.

15. Jubilee Church is in Italy and it has a distinctive carved walls.

16. Las Lajas Cathedral church is in South America and was built in 1916.

17. Notre Dame Du Haut is in France and is considered one of the finest examples of architecture.

18. Paraportiani Church  is in Greece and is one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece.

19. Pilgrimage Church is in Germany and is designed by Gottfried Böhm.

20. Sagrada Familiais in Spain, built by the very famous architect Antoni GaudÃ.­

21. St. Basil’s Cathedral is in Russia, the church building is magnificent.

22. St Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church is in the USA and is built in a Soviet style.

23. Shell Church is in the USA, the church has a huge Shell logo. It's a very modern name.

24. The Green Church is in Argentina and is covered with creepers.

25. Written Stone is a monastery in Romania, it was built at the opening of the railway tunnel on the rock.

Ancient Church Names

Churches are some of the grandest structures in presence. Since the beginning of time, people and societies have assembled in similar buildings to practice their faith, and a significant number of these antiquated structures are as yet standing, today. These include the first Baptist church, one church with huge grace and dignity (of many.)  

26. Abu Mena Basilica was built in the late 3rd century and is located in Egypt.

27. Aqaba Church was built in 293-03 AD and is located in Aqaba, Jordan.

28. Basilica Of San Lorenzo construction began in 364 AD and is located in Milan, Italy.

29. Cathedral Of Saint Domnius was built in 295–305 AD and is located in Croatia.

30. Church Of Saint Peter is the oldest surviving elements from the 4th or 5th century and is in Turkey.

31. Cathedral Of Trier was built in 340 AD and is located in Trier, Germany.

32. Church Of The Nativity construction began in 325 AD and is located in Bethlehem, Palestine.

33. Church Of The Virgin Mary in Haret Zuweila was built in 10th Century AD and is located in Egypt.

34. Debre Damo was built in the 6th century and is located in Ethiopia.

48. Dura-Europos Church was built in approximately 233 AD and is located in Dura-Europos, Syria.

28. Etchmiadzin Cathedral construction began in 483 AD and is located in the city of Vagharshapat in Armenia.

27. Hagia Sophia was built in 532-537 AD and is located in Istanbul, Turkey.

41. Jubail Church was built in the 4th century and is located in Saudi Arabia.

33. Mar Sarkas was built in pre-325 AD  and is located in Maalula, Syria.

34. Megiddo Church was built in late 3rd to early 4th Century AD and is located Tel Megiddo, Israel.

36. Monastery Of Saint Anthony this church was partially destroyed in the 11th century and rebuilt, it is located in Egypt.

37. Monastery Of Paromeos the name of a church that was built in the Middle Ages and is located in Egypt.

38. Santi Nereo E Achilleo was built in the 4th century and is located in Italy.

39. Santa Pudenziana  was built in the 4th century and is located in Italy.

40. Saint Catherine's Monastery was built in 548 AD and is located in Egypt.

41. St. Peter’s Basilica was built in 326 to 360 AD  and is located in Vatican City.

42. Santa Prisca was built by people in the 4th or 5th century in Italy. A catchy name.

43. Qalb Loze church was built in the 5th century and is located in Syria.

Unique Church Names

We've found some of the most extraordinary names of churches. Did you know: other names for church can be chapel, ministry, parish, or sanctuary. These names are quite funny, perfect for a lighter style of worship.

44. Any Greek Word At All + Fellowship is one of the unique church names to worship Christ.

45. Holy Grounds Coffee Shop & Tavern is a church name with a coffee shop.  

46. Jiffy Church We’ll Have You Out Of Here In Fifteen Minutes Or Less! A church name for a very fast sermon.

47. Journey Life Vision Hope Community Church as a name describes as life church.

48. Mars Hill Church is one of the distinctive church name for connecting to Christ.

49. The Burning Metal Foundry as a church name is a super manly name.

50. The Church That’s All About You is a quirky church name for the place of God.

Popular Church Names

The primary Gentile church was established in Antioch, Acts 11:20–21, where it is recorded that the followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians (Acts 11:26.) It was from Antioch that St. Paul began his preacher ventures. The church was believed to be the first church in the Bible.

51. Assembly Of Believers Church was established in 1973 by Rev. Reginald Burney Clifford in India.

52. Bible Pattern Church the name of one of the oldest church of India.

53. Basilica Of Bom Jesus is in Goa, India. Such a church name speaks of grace to the people.

54. Basilica Of Our Lady Of Lichen in Poland is a tribute to God Jesus and Our Lady of Sorrows or Virgin Mary. We think this is a really interesting name.

55. Canterbury Cathedral is in Canterbury.

56. Cathedral Of St John The Divine is in New York City.

57. Chapel Of Holy Cross is in Arizona. Such a church name inspire faith in people.

58. Chartres Cathedral is in France.

59. Church Of The Holy Sepulchre is in Jerusalem.

60. Wells Cathedral is the name of the cathedral in the smallest city in England.

61. Church Of The Nazarene is in the United States.

62. Cologne Cathedral is in Germany.

63. Eastern Orthodox Church is the second-largest Christian church with in the world.

64. First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist church in the United States

65. First Parish Church is in Dover, New Hampshire.

66. Florence Cathedral is in Florence.

67. Hallgrimskirkja is in Iceland. A difficult church name to pronounce!

68. Kadamattom Church was built by a monk Mar Sabor in Kerala.

69. Kamppi Chapel is in Helsinki.

70. Las Lajas Sanctuary is in Colombia.

71. Metropolitan Cathedral Of Rio De Janeiro is in Rio de Janeiro.

72. Milan Cathedral is in Milan.

73. Mont St. Michel Abbey is in France.

74. Notre Dame Cathedral is in  Paris. One of the most famous churches in the world, with an iconic name.

75. Paoay Church is in  Philippines.

76. Reims Cathedral is in France.

77. Reis Magos  Church is a tourist attraction in Goa, India  

78. Rouen Cathedral is in Rouen.

79. Salt Cathedral Of Zipaquira is in Colombia.

80. Santa Cruz Basilica is a famous church in Kerala, India.  

81. San Thome Basilica was built in the 16th century and is in Tamil Nadu, India.

82. Se Catherine Church is located in the region of Old Goa.  

83. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is in Bulgaria.

84. St. Francis Church is the name of one of the oldest European churches in India.

85. St. John's Lutheran Churchin Andhra Pradesh, India is known for scenic beauty.

86. St. Mark’s Basilica is in Venice.

87. St. Patricks Cathedral is in New York.

88. St. Paul Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches in West Bengal India.  

89. St. Paul’s Cathedral is in London.

90. St. Sophia Cathedral is in Kiev, Ukraine.

91. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is in Vienna.

92. St. Vitus Cathedral is in Prague.

93. The Basilica Of The Sacred Heart is the name of the tallest church in Paris.

94. The Cistine Chapel is in Rome.

95. The Pantheon is in Rome.

96. The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Cathedral is in Colorado Springs.

97. Vallarpadam Church is located in Kerala and was established in 1503.

98. Velankanni Church is in the city of Tamil Nadu, India.

99. Westminster Abbey is the name of the church in London where the royal family get married, and many of them are buried.

100. Zion Lutheran Church is in the Alaska, United States.

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for church names then why not take a look at saint names for boys, or for something different take a look at spiritual baby names.



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