St Helen

St Helens is a simple19th century church with a Norman font and chancel arch, take a look at the winged imps for gargoyles around the church!

Willingham by Stow, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open dawn to dusk in the summer months.


High Street
Willingham by Stow
DN21 5JY

The village is mentioned in Domesday Book and the grade II listed church dates from the 12th century, although it was virtually rebuilt in the late 19th century by Brodrick and Smith. Only a blocked Norman doorway in the south wall hints at its Norman origins. The tower is thought to be 14th century. There is a single nave with a wood barrel roof and a round Norman chancel arch. The arch into the base of the tower is pointed, Early English.

The monuments on the walls of the base of the tower were reassembled here when the church was rebuilt. The woodwork in the church is Victorian, although there are some 15th century pew ends at the back of the church. The two stained glass windows in the south wall of the nave are modern. The east window depicting the Crucifixion is by Burlison & Grylls. The south chancel window is by Clayton and Bell. The altar has a carved wood front with a decorative reredos above. The processional banner is set in a frame to the left of the arch.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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