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Hainton • St Mary

Hainton St Mary - Photo by David Wright (source)

An estate church of Anglo-Saxon origins, rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries and sympathetically restored in the 19th century. The spire was suggested by Capability Brown when he redesigned the park. Inside, there is a “nationally important” series of monuments to the Heneage Family, from a brass of 1435 to a modern memorial of 1954, providing an illustrated history of monumental styles. They are unusual because of the time span for one family. Light refreshments available throughout the day.

Postcode: LN8 6LS, click here to find on Google Maps.


Open 11-12th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10.30am-4pm

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Willingham by Stow - St Helen



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

There will be displays in church, our theme is ‘Music’, displays and information on local musicians. Saturday afternoon there will be a musical workshop, free and open to all ages. Saturday evening a musical concert and Sunday afternoon a service with music/sounds that mean something to local people to close the weekend. Bacon/sausage baps served in the morning, tea, coffee and cake served all day.

 Postcode: DN21 5JYclick here to find on Google Maps


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

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Coates by Stow • St Edith

Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

The glory of St Edith’s is its medieval woodwork. Magnificent rood screen with its loft and oak boarded tympanum dominates the church. It is the only surviving example in Lincolnshire.
Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Almost every century has made a distinctive contribution to the structure, a testimony to the many people whose spiritual home it has been. Amazingly it escaped the ravages of the Reformation and rebellion, aided, no doubt by the moated situation. 




The Church is an architectural gem, an oasis of peace and serenity located in the midst of a busy, working farm. 

It is a living place of worship with regular services.

The church's own website can be found here: http://www.stedithscoates.co.uk/

Postcode: LN1 2DW click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13th-14th May, Saturday 11am - 6pm • Sunday 9am - 6pm


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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

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: 13-14th May
, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 12noon - 4pm

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Legsby • St Thomas

Photograph by Richard Croft, source

Early medieval, Norman arches and Norman font bearing traditional double rope carving around top edge. The lychgate entrance is dedicated to those who lost their lives in WWI. Come along and enjoy a peaceful setting. Hot beef rolls served with locally produced beef.


Postcode: LN8 3QWclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 11-12th May, Saturday 20am - 2pm  Sunday 10am - 12noon

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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: 13-14th May, Saturday 11am - 4pm • Sunday 12.30pm - 4pm

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

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: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 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: 13-14th May, Saturday 8.30am - 6pm • Sunday 9am - 6pm
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 2DE, click here to find on Google Maps 

Open: 13th-14May, 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. Recent tower restoration work in 2022. Visit us 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: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm


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Saxby • St Helen

Saxby • St Helen
(photo by David Hitchborne, Creative Commons Link)
Click here to find and like Friends of St Helen's Facebook Page.

The church and family mausoleum is believed to have been designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown – built c1775 whilst working for Richard 4th Earl Scarborough. Brown designed several churches (including Compton Verney in Warwickshire and Combe D’Abitot in Worcestershire), whilst carrying out his landscape commissions on estates around the country. The church is a wonderful example of the classical style he used.
 




More on the Capability Brown connection here
http://brightwatergardens.co.uk/the-capability-brown-connection/

Postcode: LN8 2DHclick here to find on Google Maps


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

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Pilham • All Saints



Pilham - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Believed to be one of the smallest churches in England to include a vestry and apse. Comments from visitors often use the words ‘quaint’, ‘peaceful’, ‘charming’, stunning’, ‘small but perfect’. We keep displays compact to let the building speak for itself but there will be flowers and some church records available for visitors to look through.

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


Postcode: DN21 3NU, click here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Knaith • St Mary


St Mary's Knaith, photograph by Eddy Overson

Described as “odd, but delightful with stunning views of the River Trent”, St Mary’s curious appearance reflects an intriguing and calamitous history. The church dates from c1330 and has interesting features including a superb Gothic font, a fine Jacobean pulpit complete with tester, medieval pew ends, and an unusual altar Baldacchino among many other amazing artefacts. A free guided tour is available with tales of naughty nuns, civil war intrigue and fabulous fortunes won, lost and given away.





St Mary’s English Decorated period Gothic font has been described thus:
“This very splendid font is we think altogether the handsomest we ever saw…”

Postcode: 
DN21 5PEclick here to find on Google Maps


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



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Heapham • All Saints

Heapham • All Saints
(Photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)

On entry to the church path, very visible on the original tower is a keyhole window. Set in a picturesque setting, this delightful church has the remains of a Saxon cross very close to the south facing door as well as having features of Norman arches. Another very interesting feature are the two upside faces carved out on one of the pillars. There is graffiti dating between 11th and 13th century as well as other interesting features.

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

Open: 13th-14th May, Saturday 11am - 3pm • Sunday 11am - 3pm


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Hackthorn • St Michael & All Angels

Hackthorn • St Michael & All Angels
(photo David Hitchborne, Creative Commons Link)

A warm welcome awaits you at this beautiful Victorian Gothic church with fine carved woodwork situated in peaceful surrounding among trees and parkland of Hackthorn Hall, overlooking the lake. There is an outstanding 1869 Nicholson organ of historic importance, restored in 1999. A peal of six bells was installed in 2006. 
 
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and freshly made scones also for sale.



                                  Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
 
Postcode: LN2 3PQclick here to find on Google Maps

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

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Grayingham • St Radegund

Grayingham • St Radegund
(photo David Wright, Creative Commons Link)

Visit and find out about St Radegund, one of only five churches in England dedicated to her. Did your ancestors attend Grayingham school which closed 100 years ago? All the school records from the archives. Many church archives records too. Grayingham wedding photographs back to 1930s. Stained glass windows to a Victorian rectors’ family and the Peele family. Play the Benjamin Flight organ. Food all day, baps filled with local produce, home made cakes, plus our special blueberry scones.




Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

Postcode: DN21 4ETclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 13-14th May, Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm



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Glentham • St Peter & Our Lady

Glentham • St Peter & Our Lady
(photo David Wright, Creative Commons Link)

The front porch of our church is adorned with the Tournay Arms and a rare medieval ‘pieta’, a representation of the Virgin with the dead Christ across her knees. We have stained glass by Whale and box pews.



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

Open: 13-14th MaySaturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-4pm.

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Fillingham • St Andrew

Fillingham • St Andrew
(photo David Hitchborne, Creative Commons Link)

St Andrew’s Church is a Grade II listed Anglican church. The church is first mentioned in the Doomsday book in 1086 but the current church dates back to around the 13th century. Over the weekend you will be able to purchase plants, enjoy seeing local community flower displays and learn more about the history of the church. Light refreshments will also be served. 

Postcode: DN21 5BSclick here to find on Google Maps

Open:  13-14th May, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm


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