I have found churches to be ideal places of solace and peace. It does not matter what one believes or doesn’t believe. Churches are ideal for simply walking into a space of peace.
Years ago I chose the path of deep meditation. Certainly, I can say that it was partly the result of my studies in philosophy, and/or my childhood upbringing, and/or my fascination with psychology and mind-body techniques. But truly it all comes down to that inner sense of being part of something that is bigger than me. Moreover, it draws me towards it.
The eastern teachers describe the silent awareness behind our immediate thoughts, perceptions and feelings as being the deep reality itself. So the act of meditation is that of allowing thoughts etc. to subside so as to reveal this always existing awareness. It is said to be the source of all existence. It is silent perfection, uncreated, unblemished, timeless, infinite. It just Is.
Whatever one calls it, it is the awareness of it that matters. When I am with some people, I often feel it as a connecting point between us. So by all means, go into a church and listen to the silence. Find your own way to relate to it and most of all, notice the increasing sense of deep peace.