St Helena

Set back from the road in beautiful surroundings.

Willoughby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open during daylight hours.


Church Lane
LN13 9SU

Believed to be 14th century this Grade I listed church set in the village of Willoughby some 6 miles from Alford.

It has links with the life of John Smith, founder and President of Virginia USA.

It has an impressive tower with four pinnacles and a fine recessed west window. Access to the ringing chamber is via an ancient ladder fashioned from two long tree trunks with sawn logs for steps. Look for the word 'toothache' carved inside.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2011

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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