St German

With 12th century origins St German’s is a grade II listed parish church that sits quite a way outside the village of Ranby, try and spot the large, ornate gargoyles of pigs and humans high above in the tower.

Ranby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Sorry, there are no regular opening times for this church.


High Street

Today Ranby is a small hamlet situated just off the Roman Road linking Caistor to Horncastle. However at one time it was a larger settlement. ‘Randebi’ is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book consisting of 29 households, a mill and one church.

Rebuilt in 1861 by Victorian architect James Fowler, St German’s has a lovely limestone colouring with slate roof. Although the church is not open daily it is worth the effort to obtain the keys and take a peek within. Here you will find a richly mounded Vestry fireplace, the 19th century tie beam roof over the nave and the wagon roof over the chancel, and 19th century pews with their small doors.

Also well worth a look are the pulpit, altar rail, choir stalls, chair and the octagonal stone font with its cusped panels with flower heads and coats of arms.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

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