St John the Baptist

Sutterby dates from the 15th century and has a Norman or Transitional north doorway and porch of 1743.

About this church

We are delighted that local people have not only formed a Local Friends group but also organised a community project called 'Spirit of Sutterby'. The aim of the project is to tell the story of Sutterby to stimulate interest in the fabric and surroundings, past and present and to bring together the community in a meaningful and sustainable way.

We have now completed the last round of repairs, including the discovery of some vestigial wall paintings. And the resident barn owls are now nesting in their own box on the west wall of the nave, with the other owl box just beyond the church in the back bank.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches


St Andrew

Ashby is a remote hamlet and its medieval church of St Andrew is approached across a farmyard. The churchyard affords fabulous views across the Wolds.


Raithby Methodist Chapel

The chapel is above the old stables built at Raithby Hall in 1779 by the then owner Robert Carr Brackenbury, and is one of the oldest Methodist chapels still in use in the country.

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