105 Church Names From Real Life To Inspire Your World Building

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Dec 01, 2020
Historic church in Taos New Mexico

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.

Modern Church Names

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

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 isin 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 Jón Haraldssyni.

10. Church with an A is in Spain built in the architecture of a letter A — certainly one of the more intriguing church names.

11. Duomo, Milan Cathedral church is in Italy and is an amazing and unbelievable human handmade 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 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 one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece.

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

20. Sagrada Familia in Spain, built by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí.­

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 existence. 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 still standing, today. One church still standing includes the first Baptist church, one with huge grace and dignity.

26. Abu Mena Basilica was built in the late third 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 1419 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 element from the fourth or fifth century and is in Turkey. A simple name for an important church.

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 the 10th century AD and is located in Egypt.

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

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

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

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

38. Jubail Church was built in the fourth century and is located in Saudi Arabia.

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

40. Megiddo Church was built in the late third to early fourth century AD and is located Tel Megiddo, Israel.

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

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

43. Santi Nereo E Achilleo was built in the fourth century and is located in Italy.

44. Santa Pudenziana was built in the fourth century and is located in Italy.

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

46. St. Peter’s Basilica was built in 326-360 AD and is located in Vatican City. You probably recognize the name already.

47. Santa Prisca was built by people in the fourth or fifth century in Italy. A catchy name.

48. Qalb Loze church was built in the fifth 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 a church can be chapel, ministry, parish, or sanctuary. These names are quite funny, perfect for a lighter style of worship.

49. Any Greek Word At All + Fellowship is a unique church name to worship Christ.

50.Holy Grounds Coffee Shop & Tavern is a church with a coffee shop attached.

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

52. Journey Life Vision Hope Community Church is a name that describes a life church.

53. Mars Hill Church is a distinctive church name for people to connect to Christ.

54. The Burning Metal Foundry as a church name is bold.

55. 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.

56. Assembly of Believers Church was established in 1973 by Rev. Reginald Burney Clifford in India.

57. Bible Pattern Church is the name ofa church in Nigeria.

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

59. Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen in Poland is a tribute to God Jesus and Our Lady of Sorrows or Virgin Mary.

60. Canterbury Cathedral is in Canterbury, as the name suggests.

61. Cathedral of St John the Divine is in New York City.

62. Chapel of Holy Cross is in Arizona. Such a church name inspires faith in people.

63. Chartres Cathedral is in France.

64. Church of the Holy Sepulchre is in Jerusalem.

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

66. Church of the Nazarene is in the United States.

67. Cologne Cathedral is in Germany.

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

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

70. First Parish Church is inDover, New Hampshire.

71. Florence Cathedral is in Florence.

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

73. Kadamattom Church wasbuilt by a monk Mar Sabor in Kerala.

74. Kamppi Chapel is in Helsinki.

75. Las Lajas Sanctuary is in Colombia.

76. Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is in Rio de Janeiro.

77. Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is located in Mumbai, India.

78. Mont St. Michel Abbey is in France.

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

80. Paoay Church is in the Philippines.

81. Reims Cathedral is in France.

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

83. Rouen Cathedral is in Rouen.

84. Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is in Colombia.

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

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

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

88. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is in Bulgaria.

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

90. St. John's Lutheran Church isinAndhra Pradesh, India is known for its scenic beauty.

91. St. Mark’s Basilica is in Venice.

92. St. Patricks Cathedral is in New York.

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

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

95. St. Sophia Cathedral is in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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

97. St. Vitus Cathedral is in Prague.

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

99. The Sistine Chapel is in Rome.

100. The Pantheon is in Rome.

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

102. Vallarpadam Church is located in Kerala and was established in 1524.

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

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

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

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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