Showing posts with label 7-8 May. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 7-8 May. Show all posts

Snelland • All Saints

Snelland • All Saints 
(image Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
This beautiful atmospheric church dates back to the 12th century. It contains beautiful carved stone medieval faces and a rare “Leper’s window” that enabled succour to be passed to those with leprosy who had to stay outside the church. Ancient sundial on south elevation.Thomas Retford, vicar, courageously gave his life in the Lincolnshire Rising.
The leper's window at Snelland

Postcode: LN3 5AAclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Snarford • St Lawrence


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Nothing about the rather unremarkable exterior of this small medieval church prepares you for the breathtaking surprise of the interior. St Lawrence has some of the most spectacular memorial sculptures in Lincolnshire. The largest, from the 1580s, features life-size figures of Sir Thomas St Paul and his wife, members of a dynasty of rich lawyer politicians. Sir Thomas  reclines, dressed in armour with a gold chain round his neck, his wife lies beside him elegantly dressed with a ruff and head dress.

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Nearby the Jacobean Sir George reclines with his formidable wife Lady France and their only child, the tragic Mattathia.  

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Lady Frances appears again with her second husband, the unsavoury Earl of Warwick.


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

The church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Postcode: LN8 3SLclick here to find on Google Maps

Open:7-8
th May, Saturday 11am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm



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Searby cum Owmby • St Nicholas

Searby cum Owmby • St Nicholas
(photo David Hitchborne, Creative Commons Link)
In a quiet rural location, the 1830s’ St Nicholas is brick built, light and peaceful, with stained glass windows, late 1800s’ hand carved oak rood screen and oak pews with each end having carved emblems depicting the apostles and tribes of Israel. The belfry will be open to view the static bells rung from an “Ellacombe Apparatus” and the 1860s’ clock made and installed by Benson’s of London. There is a WWI memorial plaque. Organ dating 1895, east window dating from 1990 was reclaimed from a church in Eton.


Postcode: DN38 6BQclick here to find on Google Maps

Open:7-8th May
, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 5pm


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Riby • St Edmunds

Riby-St Edmund (Photos supplied by church)
A wonderful cruciform church rebuilt in 1863 awaits you in the small village of Riby on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. This year we have an outside exhibit of classic motor vehicles and inside artisan crafts for your delight! You can climb the church tower and see Thwaites & Reed clock and church bells, the tenor dates from 1607. Please come along and play on our recently restored organ. 
Light refreshments will  be served both days 11am-4pm.

Going home with Chocolate Cake

Just waiting for my Master who is having a snack - where is mine?

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Postcode: DN37 8NX, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 11pm - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Rand • St Oswald

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St Oswald’s is surrounded by a deserted medieval village site. Inside is a surprising number of notable monuments, both in brass and stone, dating from the 14th - 16th century.

Outstanding is a rare coped stone coffin lid, believed to date from between the 10th and 12th centuries.

Information on church history, brass rubbing, cake stall.

The rare coped stone coffin lid


Rand • St Oswald 
(photo Ian Paterson, Creative Commons Link)

Postcode: LN8 5NJclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm



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Nettleton • St John the Baptist

Nettleton - Copyright Churches Festival      Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
We are embracing ‘Anniversaries’ theme and will have flowers and exhibits to view. Visitors will receive a warm welcome, light refreshments and a chance to browse amongst the many plants and books for sale. The most notable feature of our church, nestled in a valley at the foot of the Wolds is the tower. Except for the 15th century top stage and buttresses it was built in late Saxon times.
Nettleton Interior - Copyright Churches Festival         Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Postcode: LN7 6NPclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 11am - 5pm


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Middle Rasen • St Peter and St Paul


Middle Rasen St Peter and St Paul - Copyright Churches Festival       Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
A warm welcome awaits everyone at St Peter & St Paul’s. Through the south entrance door, a splendid example of Norman work with three bands of mouldings of continuous motif, an inner zigzag, a middle band of crenellation and an outer band of beakheads. It is among the country’s most impressive Norman doorways. Displays will focus on ‘The Queen - Service before Self’.  Ploughman’s lunches, cakes, tea and coffee served both days..
 
Postcode: LN8 3TS, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 12am - 4pm

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Market Rasen • Methodist Church

Market Rasen • Methodist Church
(image Colin Babb: Creative Commons Link)
LLarge impressive Grade II* listed Methodist Church open in 1863. Original piped organ. Doored pews. Balcony and large front pillars. The building is kept in good condition which still gives it the “wow” factor to those who enter the church for the first time. 
Spring Fayre; Saturday morning 10am - 1pm with light lunches available between 11am and 1pm.

Market Rasen Methodist Interior - Copyright Churches Festival

Postcode: LN8 3AG, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 12noon - 4pm


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Langton by Wragby • St Giles

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Langton by Wragby is famous as the birthplace of Stephen Langton who was Archbishop of Canterbury and the principle architect of Magna Carta. There is a stained glass window dedicated to him in the church.
There will be displays in the church on Stephen Langton, Magna Carta and local history.

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-4pm

Postcode: 
LN8 5PX, click here to find on Google Maps









The Stephen Langton Trail 





The new Stephen Langton Trail that passes through or near six festival churches where you can stop for refreshments, including
  1. Langton 
  2. Wragby 
  3. Apley 
  4. Fiskerton  
  5. Greetwell
  6. Cherry Willingham
A 16.5 mile walking trail from the birthplace of Archbishop Stephen Langton, key in the sealing of Magna Carta, to the historic city of Lincoln.
The Stephen Langton Trail starts at the Lincolnshire village of Langton-by-Wragby, birthplace of Archbishop Stephen Langton, and takes a meandering and picturesuqe 16.5 mile walk to historic Lincoln and Lincoln Castle, home to an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta.
The trail is split into three sections to allow for all abilities and so the walk can be split up over a space of time:
  • Section One leads from Langton-by-Wragby to Apley through the Lincolnshire Limewood Nature Reserve (4 miles)
  • Section Two from Thistle Storr Wood near Apley to Fiskerton along the Viking Way (6¼ miles)
  • Section Three follows the River Witham Valley from Fiskerton on a delightful riverside walk to Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter (6¼ miles).
Click this link to read more at the Visit Lincoln website


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Kingerby • St Peter

Kingerby • St Peter
(image Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
Surrounded by trees, St Peter’s is a peaceful and unspoilt church with an appealing simplicity. The solid rustic tower is from the twelfth century or even earlier, and the rest of the church dates mainly from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The windows in the south aisle contain rare and pretty fourteenth century stained glass showing St Catherine with her wheel (looking strongly like a dart board) and St Cecilia playing a handheld organ.

Postcode: LN8 3PUclick here to find on Google Maps


Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-4pm.


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Holton cum Beckering • All Saints

Holton cum Beckering - All Saints- Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
The church dates to the 13th century. It has exquisite stained glass, a very rare and beautiful mosaic and marble reredos, a carved rood screen and painted chancel ceiling. In 1259 it’s former vicar became Bishop of London.
Altar with mosaic reredos - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Nave, Rood Screen and Stained Glass  - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

War Memorial in the porch- Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Postcode: LN8 5NG, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm


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Great Limber • St Peter

Great Limber • St Peter 
(image David Wright, Creative Commons Link)
St Peter’s is situated close to the attractive village pond at the heart of the conservation area of Great Limber. A Grade I listed building, first erected in the 12th century, the church has been subject to additions and alterations particularly in the 19th century. Features of interest include stained glass and a lychgate. For futher information there is a history leaflet available. Ample parking and toilets at the village hall. You are most welcome to visit.

Postcode: DN37 8JN, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, 
Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-4pm. 

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Grasby • All Saints

Grasby • All Saints 
(image David Hitchborne: Creative Commons Link)
Please visit our lovely Grade II listed church set a quiet church to give everyone a chance to enjoy looking round and finding our about our connection to the Tennyson family..

Postcode: DN38 6AU, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 2pm-4pm • Sunday 2pm-4pm


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Gautby • All Saints

Gautby • All Saints 
(image David Hitchborne, Creative Commons Link)
A beautiful, peaceful and very well maintained church. Originally the Vyner’s private chapel. Wonderful William Morris stained glass window. Impressive monuments of the Vyner family. Well worth a visit.


The William Morris window and memorial statues (picture Sowberry House B&B)
Postcode: LN8 5JP, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 9am - 6pm • Sunday 19am - 6pm


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Friesthorpe • St Peter

Friesthorpe - Copyright Churches Festival*
Friesthorpe’s sacrifice during the Great War was the loss of five of eight sons in the Beechey family, and two other soldiers, such a loss for one tiny community. Admire the Beechey window, so generously given in their memory and appreciate our new path which makes access to our church so much easier.


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: 7-8th May, 
Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday 10am-5pm


* Photographs by Ashley Taylor of Push Creativity



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Faldingworth • All Saints

Faldingworth All Saints *
A friendly church, absorbing changes from the 13th century onwards. Splendid East window by E R Frampton (Snr). Four bells (two are pre-reformation). The presence of the Polish Air Force, here in WW2, is commemorated in many ways, including a stained glass window.   

The gates commemorate the sacrifices made by the whole of
300 Polish Squadron right down to the individual
Copyright Churches Festival *

Postcode: LN8 3SE, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 9.30am-5pm • Sunday 10.30am-5pm

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Cuxwold • St Nicholas

Cuxwold • St Nicholas
(Photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

Tiny church prettily set on rising ground. The lower part of the tower is 11th century and the church has a Norman font and original Norman arch opening to the nave. A restored pedal organ available to play by Thomas Casson. Church simply decorated. If we are at home please come up to Rowlands for a cup of tea/coffee.

Postcode: LN7 6DAclick here to find on Google Maps

Open:7-8th May, Saturday 9am-5pm • Sunday 9am-4pm

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Clixby • All Hallows

Clixby • All Hallows
(photo Dave Hitchborne - Creative Commons Link)

This little roadside church is the thirteenth century chancel of a larger church which was a ruin until 1889, when the chancel was gently restored and a west porch added. Inside you can see a fourteenth century stone slab with an incised cross and chalice commemorating a priest, and Latin inscriptions in praise of the Virgin Mary adorn on the wooden ceiling. A fine font and pews have been rescued from other historic churches.

Postcode: LN7 6RTclick here to find on Google Maps


Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-4pm


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Claxby • St Mary


Claxby St Mary - Copyright Churches Festival *
You will get a warm welcome at this 14th century church, much altered in the 1870s. We have good Victorian stained glass, a founder’s tomb and an elaborate 16th century memorial as well as two corbel ends showing faces with tongues sticking out. We will also have a display of farming memorabilia including models of old farm wagons.

Memorial Window for Georg Ogg - Copyright Churches Festival *
As you open the door... Copyright Churches Festival *

Copyright Churches Festival *

Postcode: LN8 3YXclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am-4.30pm Sunday
10am-4.30pm


* Photographs by Ashley Taylor of Push Creativity for the festival

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