About this church
St James is the historic parish and civic church of Louth.
It is the probable burial place Saint Herefrith st james in blue for autism– of one of the Saxon bishops of what became the Diocese of Lincoln. Until his remains were removed to a rival church, his shrine in Louth was a popular place of pilgrimage. In the medieval period its current dedication to St James became dominant, possibly linked to the pilgrimage routes to Compostella in Spain.
Today St James remains a popular place for visitors and we pray that those who visit us are touched by the spirit of this special place and become not just visitors but pilgrims as well.