Showing posts with label 14-15 May. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 14-15 May. Show all posts

Willingham by Stow - St Helen



Willingham by Stow, St Helen (by Richard Croft, source)


St Helen’s stands in the centre of the village and forms an integral part of the community. Whilst of Norman origin, the body of the church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1880 and the tower is thought to date back to the 14th century. It has several old stained glass windows as well as two modern windows.

There will be a display in the church and light refreshments will be served throughout the day. 

We are also open Friday 13th May, 10am-4pm.
 

Postcode: DN21 5JYclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Scotter - St Peter



Scotter - St Peter (by Jonathan Billinger source)
A beautiful church with parts dating back to the 11th century. View the 17th century ‘Ringers Rhymes’ and try your hand at bell ringing with the Wombel simulator or an actual bell (suitable ten years upwards).

If you are able bodied, for a small fee, climb the tower to view the bells and our 1848 James Harrison clock in its original case with interesting notation and graffiti.

Plant sale on Saturday.

Postcode: DN21 3RZ click here to find on Google Maps

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https://www.explorechurches.org/church/st-peter-scotter


Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 12noon - 4pm.

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Lea - St Helens



St Helen’s dates from 12th century, with the North aisle added in 1380. The tower was rebuilt in 1500 and contained various numbers of bells from about 1553. There is presently a peal of 6, which are rung regularly. The quarter chiming clock was a gift to the parish of Lea in 1814.   between the Choir and the North aisle is a medieval tomb to Sir Roger Trehampton, one of the Knights Templar. 

Flower festival with a wedding theme, display of dresses. New memorial window dedicated to Marshall family of Lea.



The 20th Century Rood Screen that crosses the south chancel is made of oak from the Lea Estate and was built by local craftsmen as a memorial to the men of the parish who lost their lives during the First World War – a plaque to the side lists the names of those men.

The small, 2 manual, organ was built in 1849 by Hunter of London and was originally installed at the west end of the church in the 13th Century tower arch. It was moved to its current position, in the south chancel, in 1875 and was first played by the organist of York Minster – Dr. W.H. Monk.

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday ONLY 10am-4pm •

Postcode: DN21 5EH, click here to find on Google Maps.

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Messingham - Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity - Messingham by Richard Croft (source)
A Grade II* listed church, greatly restored in the early 19th century, including the installation of an extensive collection of medieval stained glass by Revd. H.V. Bayley working in collaboration with architect Edward Willson. Be a church explorer and enjoy our family and heritage trails and related activities. Please see our website for further details.
www.holytrinitymessingham.co.uk

Postcode: DN17 3SF, click here to find on Google Maps

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https://www.explorechurches.org/church/holy-trinity-messingham


Open: 14-15th May
, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 12noon - 4pm

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Sudbrooke - St Edward

Sudbrooke - St Edward (photo J Thomas Creative Commons License
View this grade II Iisted building by John Dobson of Newcastle with its unusual blue starred ceiling in the apse. The church was modelled on the Norman church of All Saints, Steetley in Derbyshire.

Postcode: LN2 2QH, click here to find on Google Maps

Open 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Scothern - St Germain

Scothern - St Germain, Photo J.Hannan-Briggs (Creative Commons License)

St Germain is a small church in the parish of Scothern.

Art exhibition and crafts on display with tea and coffee and light refreshments served both days.


Visit our church on ExploreChurches here:

https://www.explorechurches.org/church/st-germain-scothern

Open 14-15th May, 
Saturday 10am - 4.30pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Gainsborough United Reformed Church

Gainsborough United Reformed Church - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
















The church was built in 1897 as a memorial to John Robinson, pastor of the Mayflower Pilgrims. We hold a permanent Pilgrim exhibition in our Mayflower Room. The two manual pipe organ built in 1903 by Forster and Andrews is listed by the British Institute of Organ Studies as an instrument of national heritage importance.


The Mayflower Room - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*


The two manual pipe organ built in 1903 by Forster and Andrews -
 Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*


The church has its own website which can be visited here: Gainsborough United Reformed Church.

Postcode: DN21 2JR, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 2pm • Sunday 2pm - 4pm

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Nettleham • All Saints

Nettleham All Saints - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Dating from Saxon times we have many beautiful stained glass windows, including the Hayward East Window. Wall paintings and Bodley and Garner ceilings can be seen. Beside the beck, we are a living, thriving church with many and varied activities, central to village life and a place for quiet contemplation and prayer. Heritage and school input. Open tower and bell ringing taster day on 14th.


Nettleham All Saints Interior - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Resurrected Christ among fields and burning stubble, by John Hayward, 1971. -

There's more information available at http://www.nettleham-all-saints.org.uk/

Postcode: LN2 2PD, click here to find on Google Maps


Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4.30pm • Sunday 11.30am - 3.30pm.



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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Laughton • All Saints



Laughton • All Saints, image Richard Croft: Source
Warm and friendly old church. Bodley restoration ceiling, chancel, rood screen, reredos (restored 2016). Large medieval knight for brass rubbing. War memorial book viewing.

Postcode: DN21 3PPclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May,
Saturday 10.30am - 5pm • Sunday 10.30am - 5pm.

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Glentworth • St Michael


Glentworth St Michael (photo provided by the church)
St Michael’s church is a superb late 11th century church with a stained glass window by Charles Kempe in the Saxon tower. It has a fine marble tomb of Sir Christopher Wray, Chief Justice of England during Elizabeth I’s reign, with his wife and children and is an Elizabethan gem. Three of his children played leading roles in the spread of puritan ideas between 1600 and 1620 and were associated with the Mayflower Pilgrims that sailed to America from Boston.

Glentworth St Michael - Photo David Hitchborne Source

Postcode: DN21 5DGclick here to find on Google Maps

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https://www.explorechurches.org/church/st-michael-glentworth

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Gainsborough - St Thomas of Canterbury

St Thomas of Canterbury (church's own image)

Tucked away in Cross Street, a small narrow street, the church and house were built in 1866. The church Is decorated in Pugin style and is only 5 minutes walk from Marshall’s Yard retail centre. North Street and Roseway car parks are also nearby. 

Information about a church school few people knew about, a WWI memorial and display plus a period costume and accessories display make for an interesting visit.

Refreshments will include a variety of teas, coffee and cake.



Parking in nearby Marshall’s Yard Retail Park.

Visit the church's own website here: St Thomas Gainsborough

Postcode: DN21 2AXclick here to find on Google Maps


Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Willoughton • St Andrew

Willoughton • St Andrew
(photo by Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
The church was partially rebuilt in 1794. A new West End Tower and Nave were built on to the 13th century Chancel. It was a typical George III church with a gallery at the West end and box pews. These have been swept away with the subsequent Victorian restoration in 1888, leaving behind the church seen today. 

The remains of the Nicholas Sutton Tomb in the Sanctuary and the blocked up medieval perpendicular two-light window in the South wall of the chancel are the only surviving evidence of the earlier church.

Postcode:  DN21 4BT, click here to find on Google Maps.

Open: 14-15th May,  Saturday 11am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Welton • St Mary

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Lovely church with fine features including: Christ Hospital Window, Memorial Window (planes of WWI and submarines), two standards from Old Scampton RAF camp, stencilling on ceiling above chancel, (Orford monument), and alleged gravestone of Lincolnshire poacher in the churchyard.


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*



Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Postcode: LN2 3HZ, click here to find on Google Maps.

Open: 14 -15th May, Saturday 11am - 4.30pm • Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm

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Waddingham • St Mary & St Peter

Waddingham • St Mary & St Peter
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
Situation is east of main village on a high mound; a very peaceful location. Originally two churches stood here but now only this one remains. Stations of the Cross are mounted on the walls around the church. (History of the church leaflets available and graveyard plans also available).

The church has its own website here: 


Postcode: DN21 4SU, click here to find on Google Maps.

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Upton cum Kexby • All Saints

A jigsaw church of many periods from Anglo-Saxon to Victorian.  The church will be decorated by local organisations and include and exhibition of village photographs, past and present. There will be a display of kneelers.

Please note, car parking is NOT available at the Rose & Crown, but available in the cemetery car park in Church Road.

Postcode: DN21 5NQ, click here to find on Google Maps 

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10.30am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm


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Torksey • St Peter

Torksey • St Peter
(photo by Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
Our church dates from the 12/13th centuries with later extensions. We have an interesting font with a Spode font basin from 1814. The altar is formed from the tombstone of the last Abbess of Torksey. There is a “sheelagh-na-gig” in an alcove in the south wall.


Postcode: LN1 2YZ, click here to find on Google Maps 

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 12noon - 4pm


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Stow • St Mary

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

The internationally renowned cruciform Anglo-Saxon minster church of St Mary dates to 975AD with a Norman chancel completed around 1150AD. The Victorian restoration was sensitive to the original construction. Important features include Viking graffiti from 10th-11th century, a 12th century wall painting depicting the life and death in 1170AD of Thomas Becket,  Archbishop of Canterbury, and a font from 1300AD. Enjoy the peace and quiet, reflect on the skills of our forebears. 
 
Visit www.stowminster.co.uk for more details.

Postcode: LN1 2DE, click here to find on Google Maps 

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 9am - 5pm • Sunday 9pm - 5pm
Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

A 13th century font with no overtly Christian symbols (our Pagan mystery). Many 15th century pews with Victorian copies.


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*



Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*


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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Spridlington • St Hilary

Spridlington • St Hilary
(Photo by Brian, Creative Commons Link)
Enclosed by tall horse chestnut trees, St Hilary’s is an unusual late Victorian church designed by James Fowler of Louth in 1873. Look for the high tower with saddleback roof, the stained glass windows (particularly the Nativity scenes in the West window) and the Victorian woodwork in the chancel. The beautiful restored Thomas Nicholson organ is a point of interest. We have guided tours both days at 2pm. Tours take 30-40 minutes.

Pipes of the restored Thomas Nicholson Organ

Postcode: LN8 2DX, click here to find on Google Maps 

Open: 14th-15May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Snitterby • St Nicholas

Snitterby • St Nicholas
(photo by David Wright, Creative Commons Link)
Our church is a little gem because it has several unique features. It has a stone exterior and a warm brick interior typical of James Fowler (rebuilt in 1866). The tower was rebuilt in 1894. Our pending tower restoration and repair works due to commence early 2022 should be completed before the festival so that you can join us in our celebrations and enjoy a warm welcome and light refreshments in our lovely church. Cake stall and book stall.

Postcode: DN21 4TY, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm


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