St Helen

LincolnshireNORTHTHORESBYStHelen(church)1

Church with Saxon origins, bearing witness to the constant use and love by the local community as a place of worship throughout its history.

About this church

Grade II* listed. Built on the highest point before the marshes, where a 'blue stone' had been placed according to legend by Havelock the Dane.

Its historical features include unusual Tudor benchends with poppyheads featuring initials possibly of churchwardens; diverse stonework from Saxon, Norman, and Elizabethan restorations; a segment of a Saxon burial cover, originally part of a Celtic cross (other fragments of possibly the same cover are reputed to be in Manby and Middle Rasen churches); Norman font; fragments of medieval glass in north wall window; Royal Charter of George I Coat of Arms dated 1722; East window is a memorial to the two World Wars; frontispiece of the children's altar made from silk brocade used in Westminster Abbey at the coronation of Elizabeth II.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Regular events

  • Displays and refreshments in the church during annual village 1940s event, usually held during late Summer Bank Holiday.

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