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St Adelwold

St Adelwold’s is unusual as there are two churches situated within one churchyard.

Alvingham, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Please contact us to arrange a visit or for details of open days.


Church Lane
LN11 0QD

The only church in the country dedicated to St Adelwold, it is sited on the foundations of a Saxon church. A solid and sturdy 13th century tower stands proud, inviting all to enter and learn more about these two unusual buildings.

The church sits alongside its neighbour church of St Mary’s, which formerly served North Cockerington and is now in the care of The Churches Conservations Trust. Both buildings stand in the former grounds of a 12th century Gilbertine priory.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Church of England

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St Leonard

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St Andrew

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St James

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