If ever you are in a church in Somerset (and, even more so, in East Anglia), never forget to look up. I almost did when we had a look inside St Cuthbert's in Wells, and nearly missed the wonderful C16 roof with its colourful angels.
I like any angel roof, but the more angels, the merrier it will be. Blythburgh is lovely, and even though I love the brightly painted versions, I'd like to see dramatic black and gold roof at St Mary's in Taunton (which, according to Simon Jenkins, has 'angels everywhere' and not just on the roof) and the roof full of angels at St Wendreda's Church in March. Apparently, this is the roof that inspired Dorothy L Sayers when she wrote The Nine Tailors (the fictional church whose 'great show-piece' is its angel roof). This is this is the book to take with you - together with Simon Jenkins' - should you ever decide to take a looking-up at angels tour at this time of year as it takes place during a bitterly cold, dark January and is full of atmosphere. In fact, it's also a pretty good Christmas/New Year read for a warm, snug, lamplit room.