St Wulfram’s is a Grade I Listed cathedral-like medieval parish church in the heart of Grantham and of nationally recognised significance. Sir Simon Jenkins in his book 'England’s Thousand Best Churches' gave it a five-star rating, noting that "here is the finest steeple in England". The spacious and awe-inspiring interior has a broad nave and aisles. Inside and outside is a gallery of medieval carved stone heads and angels. Visit the ancient Chained Library (the first public library in the country) or go down to the medieval Crypt Chapel. The windows contain wonderful Victorian and modern glass.
St Wulfram's church has a very long history of welcoming visitors since medieval times when pilgrims came to pray at the shrine which held a relic of St Wulfram.
It is a place where ancient ritual nourishes our contemporary life, where it is hoped visitors, pilgrims, and worshippers alike are struck by the beauty and holiness of the church building, the grace of the liturgy, and the warm open welcome to all. A church has stood on this site for over 1000 years. Described as 'the Glory of Grantham' what we see today has stood since the 15th Century. Seen on the horizon for miles around, the magnificent tower and spire reach over 280ft into the sky. Constructed in the early 1300s, the spire ranks as sixth highest of British church spires and dominates the views of the town. St. Wulfram's plays host to many other community events throughout the year. In recent years this has included exhibitions and art installations, community projects and festivals, music concerts featuring local, national, and international talent, talks and presentations, awards ceremonies, and the popular annual 'Land of Hops and Glory' beer festival. Please visit our website to find out more about this special place. You will be warmly welcomed at any of the regular services and events.