St Benedict

The current church was built by ED Rainey of Spilsby in 1838 and replaced an earlier church which had become derelict.

About this church

Standing in pretty a churchyard, the church looks rather unassuming. But the chancel east window has fine early 20th century stained glass which commemorates Margaret Massingberd of nearby Gunby Hall who died in 1906. Many connections to Gunby Hall and its chapel can be found within St Benedict’s.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Train station within 250m
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches


St James

Occupying a prominent position at the crossroads to the town, one cannot fail to be impressed with St James church, with its memorial to the explorer Sir John Franklin, who was born in the town.

St Mary

It may come as a surprise to you that St Mary's is only about 150 years old.


Raithby Methodist Chapel

The chapel is above the old stables built at Raithby Hall in 1779 by the then owner Robert Carr Brackenbury, and is one of the oldest Methodist chapels still in use in the country.

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