About this church
First reference to a church on the site was in 1281 and it is thought the present church, constructed in 1764 is the third or fourth to be built. Probably St Margarets’s most famous rector was George Thackeray, cousin to novelist Wlliam Makepiece Thackeray. During his life he gifted the oak pulpit to the church.
The church was restored again in 1895 and the tower was further heightened in 1930. The door to the South side of the church is said to be made of bog oak which came from a large tree uncovered during the excavations for the Boston to Lincoln railway line.
There are many features within the church to discover, including a colourful reredos behind the altar. On the north wall is a tablet in memory of Revd Joseph Carr who died in 1768. More recent is the stained glass window in the west end of the church, installed in 1988 and given in tribute to FE Read, a local farmer and long time church warden. It depicts his farming interests, especially that of breeding Lincoln Red cattle.
The view from the window on a summer’s evening is simply stunning.