St Helen

Sited in the pretty village of East Keal on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, St Helen's still retains its medieval charm.

About this church

St Helen’s is a pretty Grade II* listed church with 13th and 14th century features and a 16th octagonal font. It is built in the Early English and Perpendicular styles. Extensive rebuilding took place in 1853-54 by Stephen Lewin but it still retains many of its original features.
Edmund de Grimsby, later a prominent judge and Crown official, was parish priest here in the 1320s.

Key Features

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

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • 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

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