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Scampton • St John the Baptist




Scampton - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

‘As national winners of the “Open for Visitors Award 2022”, we are proud to be able to offer: 107 military and war graves and the history behind some of the personnel, two new stained glass windows dedicated to all who served at RAF Scampton and 617 Squadron, a photographic exhibition “The History of RAF Scampton 1916-2023”. Saturday morning, the church will be used as a stopover on the ‘Dambuster Cycle Ride’. 2.30pm - informal concert by the Lincolnshire branch of the Society of Recorder Players.


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

We have an RAF Chapel containing Squadron Shields and Honours Board. Outside there are war graves, both allied and German and a rose-bed dedicated to John Hannah VC. 


Scampton - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

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


Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm.


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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Saxilby • St Botolph

Saxilby • St Botolph
(Photo by Brian, Creative Commons Link)

Predominantly 14th/15th century, the building has fine examples of other architectural styles over a period of 900 years, including a late 10th/early 11th century grave cover fragment and a small Norman doorway. 
Other things to discover include 14th century tomb chest supporting alabaster knight & lady figures, a fine Victorian William Hill organ, imposing 1935 Ninian Comper stained glass window and the pre-reformation ‘Saxilby (music) fragment’. 
 
 
Visit the church's own website here http://www.saxilbyparishchurch.co.uk/

Postcode: LN1 2PEclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 12noon - 5pm

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Reepham • St Peter & St Pauls

Reepham • St Peter & St Pauls
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)


An exhibition of local crafts and hobbies will be held plus the opportunity to make a clay figure. A sale of vegetables and flowering plants including tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and bedding plants. Tour of the graveyards

Website link: www.ReephamHeritage.org.

Facebook Group: The Reepham I Remember

Postcode: LN3 4DQ, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm


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Owmby by Spital • St Peter & St Paul

Owmby by Spital • St Peter & St Paul
(photo by David Wright, Creative Commons Link)

A beautiful Norman church, entrance at the base of the partly medieval tower with belfry windows. This has three bells dating from 1687, one of which is in use. 12th century arcade separates nave from aisle, its pointed arches rest on large based pillars, some with ancient graffiti. Entrance archway and font are Saxon. The capitals are decorated with bold leaf carvings. Chancel and stained glass window behind the altar are later editions. Themed exhibitions ‘Village timeline’.

Postcode: LN8 2HNclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 4.30pm.


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Newton on Trent • St Peter

Newton on Trent • St Peter
(photo by Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
With Saxon origins, the church was rebuilt as a traditional Norman church with a narrow nave and chancel with west tower. A north aisle was added during the Early English period when the Bishop of Lincoln gave it to the Gilbertine Priory of St Katherine without Lincoln. The influence of this connection can be seen in the quality of the aisle arcade capitals, two of which can be matched to a mason working on Lincoln Cathedral.

Postcode: LN1 2JSclick here to find on Google Maps

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


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Morton • St Paul



Morton St Paul and its labyrinth

St Paul’s welcomes visitors to view its fine collection of ten windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones who worked on them with William Morris, which is our privilege to share with you. Also a font of Frosterley marble surmounted by a fine carved canopy and an Augustus Gern organ built in 1891. The organ case is a wonderful piece of craftsmanship. Follow in the footsteps of St Paul, walk the labyrinth and enjoy tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

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


Morton • St Paul
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

Postcode: DN21 3AD
Open: 13-14th May,  Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm


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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Kirton in Lindsey • St Andrew

Kirton in Lindsey • St Andrew
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

The church is Norman/Early English and Grade I listed. The stone font, stained glass windows, bell ringing chamber and restored chancel are of particular interest. Local history display.

Postcode: DN21 4PJclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 4.30pm • Sunday 12.30pm - 4pm


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Kettlethorpe • St Peter & St Paul

Kettlethorpe • St Peter & St Paul
(Photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

On this site Katherine Swynford, mistress of John of Gaunt lived and worshipped here. Come and find out about their famous love affair and court scandal at the Katherine exhibition. Also an extensive display of artistic hand crafted kneelers and the famous restored French pulpit. St Peter & St Paul’s church holds a service most Sundays, always using The Book of Common Prayer. 
 

Postcode: LN1 2GZclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-154h May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Greetwell • All Saints

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The medieval settlement of Greetwell was established before the 11th century with 20-30 households. Up to the 15th century it was self sufficient in grain and had a dairy, a smithy, bakery, church and priest. Today Greetwell Church flourishes with no village but a congregation from far and wide. Greetwell is one mile to the east of Lincoln, on the road to Cherry Willingham.

Postcode: LN3 4NGclick here to find on Google Maps


Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 2pm to 4pm • Sunday 2pm to 4pm


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The Stephen Langton Trail 

The Stephen Langton Trail that passes through or near six festival churches where you can stop for refreshments or even lunch, click on their names to open their pages of this site:
  1. Langton 
  2. Wragby
  3. Apley
  4. Fiskerton 
  5. Greetwell 
  6. Cherry Willingham
Click this link to read more at the Visit Lincoln website

Click this link to view and download the PDF of the trail 

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).
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* Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Gainsborough • Friends Meeting House

Gainsborough • Friends Meeting House
(Photo John Hall, Flickr Link, License Link)
The Meeting House in Market Street is a touchingly simple building dating from 1704, with a few later additions, mainly 19th century. It remains simple but with a powerful feeling of history, of prayer and of silence. The garden is an oasis in the middle of busy Gainsborough. Visit us and share its atmosphere of peace, talk to us about the experience of being a Quaker and find out the history of Quakerism in Lincolnshire.

Postcode: DN21 2BEclick here to find on Google Maps


Open: 13th May, Saturday ONLY 10am - 4pm

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Gainsborough • All Saints

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

A very different Georgian style church with medieval tower and a magnificent interior. The altar piece is a copy of the Da Vinci painting of The Last Supper. The organ is a 3 manual Walker (1906). See too, the beautiful stained glass and a display depicting connections with the Pilgrim Fathers as well as John Wesley and his family.

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

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

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm • Sunday 12pm - 4.30pm

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Fiskerton • St Clement of Rome

Fiskerton • St Clement of Rome
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

The north door is Norman, as are all the arches between the nave and chancel and the north aisle. Beautiful stained glass in the East and Skepper windows. Remembrance books and links with the RAF Squadrons within the Lady Chapel.


Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 11am-4pm • Sunday 11.30am-4pm.


The Stephen Langton Trail The Stephen Langton Trail passes through or near six festival churches where you can stop for refreshments, click on their names to open their pages of this site:
  1. Langton 
  1. Wragby
  1. Apley
  1. Fiskerton 
  1. Greetwell 
  1. 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).



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Corringham • St Laurence

Corringham - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

There has been a church on this site well over 1,000 years older than the British monarchy. It is 140 years since Bodley & Garner spread gold dust and beautified this Grade I church paid for by Mary Beckett. The parish registers will be made available. Come and see the stone coffin found under the altar in 1883/84. We shall have a churchyard tour weather permitting. The refreshments and lunches are Michelin star quality! A warm welcome awaits you.
 


Corringham - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Our church also has a beautifully restored Bodley Ceiling. 

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

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10.30am - 4pm • Sunday 10.30am - 4pm


Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Brattleby • St Cuthbert

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Brattleby St Cuthbert is 100 years old, set in peaceful wooded grounds. There is a new Walk Round Guide highlighting the church’s most interesting features - a Saxon cross and doorway and an ornate Victorian chancel. Self-service refreshments. Peace, beauty and historic atmosphere.


A church has stood on this site for 1000 years.  The current church has been the subject of four documented restorations, 1450, 1778, 1858 and finally in 2013 at a cost of £130,000 funded by English Heritage.


Visit the church's own website here: Brattleby Church Website


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


Open: 13-14th May
, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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Wragby • All Saints

Wragby • All Saints
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

This fine Victorian church has a gallery, a rare organ, a medieval stoup and a fascinating bell tower including 15th century bells. Fine stained glass windows depict ‘Faith, Hope and Charity.’ 

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

Open: 20-21st May, Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday 10am-5pm.


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Southrey • St John the Divine



Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

2023 sees the 125th anniversary of the building of our beautiful church, by the Revd Laing, Richard Turner, John Knox and the Southrey villagers themselves. Come and learn about its history and the stories of the many wonderful people who have cared for it throughout the intervening years, creating a unique historic gem in the heart of Lincolnshire.


Stained glass window, Southrey church, Photography by
 Julian P Guffogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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

Open: 20-21st May,
Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm



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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: 20-21st May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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