Following on from my fascinating (sic) post on churches facing east last month, a colleague e-mailed me this link. It's a discussion on the alignment of graves to Mecca and how this can be measured. In there is a statement regarding the direction of churches in the UK and there is a somewhat sweeping (but probably true) statement saying they face any which way: OK, but mainly east.
An interesting article. And it makes me wonder if some church alignment is sort of towards the Holy Land rather than east?