St James

St James at the Heart of Louth, the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds

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.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

Other nearby churches

St Michael & All Angels

This beautiful church, consecrated on 5th May 1863, is a fine example of the work of Victorian Louth Architect James Fowler.

Trinity Centre

Holy Trinity, a Victorian church of 1866, was severely damaged by fire in 1991.


St James

In a secluded setting in the middle of trees with no electricity or water, can be found the tiny and delightful church of St James.

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