Stories

West Lindsey's 2018 Open Churches Festival dates are 12-13 & 19-20 May. 90+ buildings, 750 volunteers, all churches free entry. The information below refers to the 2017 festival and has been left in place to give website visitors an idea of what to expect in 2018.

Read, print or download over 30 stories supplied by our local churches on this page.

How? Click each church's name to open the PDF in a new page to read on screen. At the top of this new page, there will also be options to print or download onto your computer. If you use this story on your own website, please give credit and link back to our website.

Alternatively click this link to view all stories on one page.

Brattleby
A Man Called Colswain
The Cammeringham Light
Charles Carver Clarke

Brookenby
460 Squadron RAAF

Corringham
Miss Peele of Corringham - Rags to Riches and to Love
Tragic Encounters Laid to Rest

East Stockwith
Our Earthquake Story

Fillingham
Our Claim to Fame

Fiskerton
A Story of Fiskerton & Meet the Ancestors

Friesthorpe
The Beechey Boys

Gainsborough All Saints
Stars of Stage and Screen

Gainsborough Friends Meeting House
Quakers in our Meeting House

Gainsborough St Thomas
St Thomas of Canterbury Church 1866-2016

Gainsborough United Reformed Church
Pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers

Gautby
The kidnapping and death of Frederick Vyner in 1870

Grayingham
Our connection to Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Kettlethorpe
Katherine Swynford

Kirton in Lindsey Part I
A Potted History

Kirton in Lindsey Part II
Clocks, Bells, Reverends, Knights and Organs!

Knaith
How do you solve a problem like St Mary’s?

Nettleton
Tudor and Stewart Lincoln

Owmby-by-Spital
Bernie Taupin

Pilham
Royal Connections

Rand
Population Changes

Riby Part I
The Mystery of the Missing Cook and WHAT HAPPENED AFTER!

Riby Part II
The Theft of a Bell to Adorn a Hermitage

Riseholm
Frederick Handley

Rothwell
Sir Joseph Nickerson

Scothern
A Momentous Discovery

Scotton
Scotton and its church dedicated to St Genewys

Snelland
Thomas Retford - Vicar of Snelland

Spital in the Street
A Potted History

Spridlington
An interesting and Exciting find...

Stainfield
Tapestries and Wild Men

Thoresway
A Brief History

Wragby
Roman Finds




















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