Showing posts with label Flower Display. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flower Display. Show all posts

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

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

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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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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: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 12noon - 5pm


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Market Rasen • St Thomas


Market Rasen St Thomas, copyright Churches Festival.    Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
This Grade II listed, 12th century parish church has a fine recently renovated tower and roofs, stained glass windows, restored organ and bells. There is parking in the Market Square.


Market Rasen St Thomas interior - Copyright Churches Festival     Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
Postcode: LN8 3HS, click here to find on Google Maps

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

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Click here for more history of the church, including a panoramic from the tower; http://www.marketrasenheritagetour.co.uk/st-thomas

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Southrey • St John the Divine



Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*

St John’s church, being built by the villagers during Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee year, will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee with a red, white and blue themed flower display; cake and coffee and a big welcome!


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: 7-8th May,
Saturday 11am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 3pm



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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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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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Apley Church - St Andrew

Apley Church - St Andrews
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
St Andrew’s, built in 1871 is often described as a little gem. The church is set in a large churchyard. There will be a flower display based on the theme “Celebrating 25 years of the festival” Visitors will receive a warm welcome, together with complimentary light refreshments.



The new Altar Frontal

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

OPENING TIMES 7-8th May
Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 10am-4pm

NEARBY 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 picturesque 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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