St Helen


Generally agreed to be one of the finest churches in Lincolnshire, St Helen's was already in the front rank before the Victorian architect GF Bodley added a sumptuous chancel, with painted vault and lavishly gilded reredos, in his late 19th century restoration.

About this church

Bodley worked closely with the rector of the time, Canon F Sutton, who was sufficiently hands on to have made the stained glass himself.

His nephew, who followed him as Rector, installed the beautifully painted font cover in his memory, in 1889.

The two richly embellished, stone vaulted porches of the 14th century are among the best medieval features of the church, each one a gallery of spirited carvings that range from daily life (including its seamier side) to the pious and the fantastical.

In this remarkable area of Lincolnshire, it almost goes without saying that the lofty 14th century spire is also magnificent, with spire and spirelets alike generously crocketed at every angle.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches


All Saints

From a distance, All Saints could be a little red roofed medieval country church, but in fact the appearance of the present building is largely the result of a restoration of the original 13th century


St Mary Magdalene

Usually ranked among the very best parish churches of England, St Mary's dominates town and country with its immensely tall 14th century spire of Lincolnshire limestone.


St Michael

Rebuilt on the site of the medieval church, which was destroyed by a bomb on the night of 8th/9th May 1941, St Michael’s is built of concrete with Ancaster stone facings outside.

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