Friesthorpe • St Peter

Friesthorpe - Copyright Churches Festival
Friesthorpe has become famous for its link with the Beechey brothers, five sons who gave their lives during the Great War. This tiny rural church has several pieces of commemoration to seven soldiers from this village – such a sacrifice for a small community. See our stained glass window and stone cross, commissioned by BBC Radio Lincolnshire, and taken around the world to the five last known  resting places of the brothers – the sixth cross coming home to Friesthorpe.

Newly commissioned window commemorating the Beechey family, by Andrew Seddon 
Photo courtesy of BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Read a detailed account of the window and its creation at The Stained Leaded Glass Company's website here: Friesthorpe Beechey Brothers Memorial Window

Read about the Beechey family and WWI here: The mother who lost five sons: On Armistice Day, the heartbreaking story of the biggest loss by a British family in the Great War

Postcode: LN3 5AL, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 18-19th May, 
Saturday 11am-2pm • Sunday 11am-2pm

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