Churches & Cathedrals
"Lincolnshire churches cannot be bettered"
Simon Jenkins, journalist and author of England's Thousand Best Churches.
You'll find superb examples of Saxon, Norman, Gothic, medieval and modern church buildings, around the county. From the majestic, imposing, world-class gothic beauty of Lincoln Cathedral to the simple beauty of our village churches, come and discover our architectural gems.
Stamford is among the finest stone towns in England - and its churches are just as stunning. J.M.W. Turner chose to depict them in one of his much-loved watercolours, now in Lincoln's Usher Gallery. Discover more at the Stamford Churches website.
West Lindsey Open Churches Festival
Regarded as one of the best of its kind in the UK, the West Lindsey Open Churches Festival is held every year over two weekends in May to celebrate some of the country's finest religious landmarks. It's also a chance to enjoy flower displays, local exhibitions and the warmth and hospitality of local people as rural communities open up their churches to visitors.
The hand of history...
Lincolnshire's church heritage is closely linked with the county's historic links.
New World adventurer Capt. John Smith - who helped found the first English-speaking colony in America - is forever remembered at St Helena Church in Willoughby, where he was baptised. See a photograph of his registry entry while stained glass windows tell the story of the links between the village and the USA.
While Lincolnshire's aviation connections include the Airmen's Chapel of St Michael and the Bomber Command Memorial at Lincoln Cathedral.
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For more information
Outstanding historic churches in Lincolnshire are listed on the Churches Conservation Trust website.