In which a wandering agnostic admires a small selection of the many endlessly interesting churches in our Yorkshire villages.

Font cover, Bishop Wilton

Bishop Wilton, St Edith – a richly decorated Victorian interior

Apse, St Felix

Felixkirk, St Felix – in search of ancestors, and a semicircular apse

Kirkburn, St Mary's

Kirkburn, St Mary – (exterior) – a fine Norman church

St Edmund, bellcote

Knapton (nr Malton), St Edmund – (exterior) – on the ancestral trail (again)

St James, Nunburnholme

Nunburnholme, St James – (exterior) – a brief visit to a beautiful place

Spire, St Andrew's

Rillington, St Andrew – a medieval wall painting, and a much-repaired spire

Doorway detail, Rudston

Rudston, All Saints – (exterior) and the Rudston monolith

Skelton, St Giles

Skelton, St Giles – (exterior) – a perfect Early English church, just outside York