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St Benedict

The current church was built by ED Rainey of Spilsby in 1838 and replaced an earlier church which had become derelict.

Candlesby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open by arrangement.


Church Street
PE23 5RY

Standing in pretty a churchyard, the church looks rather unassuming. But the chancel east window has fine early 20th century stained glass which commemorates Margaret Massingberd of nearby Gunby Hall who died in 1906. Many connections to Gunby Hall and its chapel can be found within St Benedict’s.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Church of England

Contact information

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St James

Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Occupying a prominent position at the crossroads to the town, one cannot fail to be impressed with St James church, with its memorial to the explorer Sir John Franklin, who was born in the town.

St Mary

Hundleby, Lincolnshire

It may come as a surprise to you that St Mary's is only about 150 years old.

Raithby Methodist Chapel

Raithby by Spilsby, Lincolnshire

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.