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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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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: 14 -15th May, Saturday 11am - 4.30pm • Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm

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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: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 10am - 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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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 2DX, click here to find on Google Maps 

Open: 14th-15May, 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. Our pending tower restoration and repair works due to commence early 2022 should be completed before the festival so that you can join us in our celebrations 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: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm


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Scotton • St Genewys

Scotton • St Genewys
(photo David Wright, Creative Commons Link)
Our themed display is entitled “Weddings past and present” - outfits, photos, flowers, art work, music etc. Guided visits to our tower will be available if conditions allow. 2pm - 4pm Saturday and Sunday by arrangement. 
 
Music will be playing during the weekend. Wall memorial to John Morley, rector 1722 - 1731, a patron of John Wesley.
 
Hatchment of Fredericks family, sometime Lord of the Manor, patron and Baronet of Burood.
 
Postcode: DN21 3RBclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm



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Scampton • St John the Baptist




Scampton - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*
‘Allies in the Air’ exhibition - information about the contribution made by the Allies in Lincolnshire focusing on nine in particular. We have over 100 war graves and a fantastic new stained glass window commemorating all who have served at RAF Scampton over the last 100 years.


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: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 11.30am - 4pmpm.


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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: 14-15th 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 entitled ‘Past, present and future’ will feature archive material (photographs, maps and historical documents) of the village and lead onto display of the recently developed Neighborhood Plan. 
A short graveyard tour will tell the tale of some of the earlier residents of the parish. 

Website link: www.ReephamHeritage.org.

Facebook Group: The Reepham I Remember

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

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm


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Reepham • Methodist

Reepham • Methodist

Originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, built in 1893. It is constructed in Gothic style of red brick with stone dressings. It has a stone string course, and a raised gable with a finial, and buttresses. It has pointed arch windows with stained glass and Decorated style tracery. Externally unchanged, in 2021 the interior was modernised with the previous sloping floor levelled. We welcome you to a chat and cup of tea in a sympathetically improved historic building.

Postcode: LN3 4DPclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10.30am-4pm • Sunday 2pm-4pm.


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Pilham • All Saints



Pilham - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity
Described as one of the smallest churches in England with ‘everything’ in it, Pilham has undergone internal redecoration and externally a new roof, following the lead theft of 2019. A recent discover of a pen and ink drawing of 1789 confirms a longheld belief that the church door was originally on the south side and research continues into when the change to its current position took place and why.
Pilham - Copyright Churches Festival - Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity*


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

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 4pm

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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Owmby by Spital • St Peter & St Paul

Owmby by Spital • St Peter & St Paul
(photo by David Wright, Creative Commons Link)
Beautiful Norman church, partly medieval tower with belfry windows. Tower has three bells dating around 1687, one is still 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. Ancient text depicting Ten Commandments and Lord’s Prayer hang inside the door. Themed display of local arts and crafts.

Postcode: LN8 2HNclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 10am - 5pm • Sunday 10am - 4.30pm.


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Northorpe • St John the Baptist

Northorpe • St John the Baptist
(photo Richard Croft, Creative Commons Link)
Standing on a mound in the centre of the village our church is an unknown gem. The capitals of the sturdy pillars are decorated with scallops, all different. There are intriguing masons marks on one of them, a 1498 incised slab, a 1595 brass and a medieval altar stone.

Postcode: DN21 4AAclick here to find on Google Maps

Open: 14-15th May, Saturday 12noon - 4pm • Sunday 12noon - 4pm.



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Morton • St Paul



Morton St Paul and its labyrinth
SSt 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 frostily 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.

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)

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


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*Photo: Ashley Taylor, Push Creativity

Knaith • St Mary


St Mary's Knaith, photograph by Eddy Overson
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - ADDITIONAL TO BROCHURE: On Sunday May 15th, from approximately 1pm to 1:30pm, there will be a Christening in the church, so it will be unavailable to festival visitors for this short time. An external guided walk and tour will be offered to visitors for the duration of the Christening. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

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



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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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