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Sixhills • All Saints


All Saints church is a Grade II listed building standing in a picturesque location on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, with a wonderful view.
The village has associations with Gilbert of Semperingham through the Gilbertine Priory. The church was rebuilt in the late 1860s - 1875 by James Fowler of Louth. 
Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Postcode: LN8 3RL click here to find on Google Maps


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


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Market Rasen • New Life Church

New Life Church, Market Rasen
Now four years old as a place of worship, visit a church with a difference. See how this former social club has been transformed into New Life Church Centre. With its own car park and excellent disabled access, enjoy a themed exhibition, live Christian music and displays from some of our community users. Activities available for children too. Home made scones and drinks in Eden Room. Outdoor picnic area. All are welcome at our Sunday Worship Gathering 10.30am.


Postcode: LN8 3ARclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 2pm - 5pm


Website: http://www.marketrasennewlifechurch.co.uk/

Facebook page: Market Rasen New Life Facebook

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Keelby - St Bartholomew

Keelby - St Bartholomew


Keelby St Bartholomew by David Wright*

Our 12th century church will be open and decorated with flowers. 19th and 20th century registers will be displayed with photographs and memorabilia. A commemorative war banner hangs by the altar and includes two who perished on the Lusitania. There is a memorial to Pte. Arthur Jackson who was killed in France in 1917. Find a bust to Alice South who was wooed by the “Flower of Youth” but remained a “lonely widow.” Refreshments will be served. Three Commonwealth War Graves.

Postcode: DN41 8EB click here to find on Google Maps

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https://www.explorechurches.org/church/st-bartholomew-keelby

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

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*David Wright [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Swallow - Holy Trinity

Swallow - Holy Trinity
Copyright John Firth and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
A lovely church, the oldest part of which is the base of the tower (11th century) although most of what can be seen is Victorian restoration. There will be an exhibition on VE Day. This year our exhibition will include personal reminiscences and souvenirs of the Queen’s seventy years reign.

Postcode: LN7 6DL click here to find on Google Maps

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

Open: 7-8th May - Saturday 9.30am - 6pm • Sunday 9.30am - 6pm

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Linwood - St Cornelius

Linwood - St Cornelius*    Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

The church is a Grade I listed building which is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is the only church dedicated to St Cornelius. Birthplace of William Lynwode, keeper of the privy seal and ambassador to Henry VIth. Grade II listed cross base in the churchyard together with a war grave from WWI. There are two brasses of national importance commemorating wool traders John Lynwode (d1419) and his wife and others (d1421). 13th century stained glass. Medieval moat surrounds part of church.

Postcode: LN8 3QQ  click here to find on Google Maps


Open: 7th May - Saturday ONLY 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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Wragby - Methodist


Wragby Methodist Church - Photo Richard Croft (Creative Commons License)
The present building was built in 1874. The organ was dedicated in 1921 in memory of those who served and those who died in WWI. A display of farming /garden related materials will be within the church.
 
Postcode: LN8 5RAclick here to find on Google Maps

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https://www.explorechurches.org/church/wragby-methodist-church-wragby

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10.am - 5pm • Sunday 12noon - 5pm

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Rothwell - St Mary Magdalene

Rothwell - St Mary Magdalene - Photo Richard Croft (Creative Commons License)
The church was refurbished around 1892 under John & Sedding and H Wilson Architects. A peal of three bells installed 1849. Rehung by Warners of Whitechapel. The cracked middle bell is 15th century. Re-cast treble bell dated 1613. A Forster & Andrews organ installed 1901. Stained glass windows from Burlinson & Grylls, dated 1921, also Glenn Carter, dated 1992. 
 
VE Day display, Memorial Fountain and museum. Sunday 4pm, Songs of Praise type service.
 
Postcode: LN7 6BBclick here to find on Google Maps

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https://www.explorechurches.org/church/st-mary-magdalene-rothwell

Open 7-8th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 5pm

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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

Kirkby cum Osgodby • St Andrew




Photograph by Richard Croft, source.

St Andrew’s church serves both Kirkby and the adjoining village of Osgodby which has never had an Anglican church of its own. It was built by 1160 and the tower and chancel are both 13th century. The nave was rebuilt in the 19th and 20th century. An interesting feature is the East window which is crooked on one side. No-one knows why.

Postcode: LN8 3PEclick here to find on Google Maps

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

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Brookenby - St Michael & All Angels



Brookenby - St Michael & All Angels. Photo Grimsworth Source
St Michael & All Angels is a vibrant friendly and welcoming church set in the beautiful 
Lincolnshire Wolds. Established in 1992, the church is currently located at the west wing of the former RAF Binbrook Sergeants Mess. Alongside our worship area, the church comprises of
a number of rooms including our church charity shop, community store and All Angels tea shop. We have a small photographic display of RAF Binbrook memorabilia available for you to view as well as hot drinks and cakes for you to enjoy.

Postcode: LN8 6ERclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 7-8th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-2pm

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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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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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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

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