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St James

St James at the Heart of Louth, the capital of the Lincolnshire Wolds

Louth, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Easter to Christmas: Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 4pm.
Christmas to Easter: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am to 12noon and Saturday 9am to 11.30am.


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St James is the historic parish and civic church of Louth.

It is the probable burial place Saint Herefrith st james in blue for autism– of one of the Saxon bishops of what became the Diocese of Lincoln. Until his remains were removed to a rival church, his shrine in Louth was a popular place of pilgrimage. In the medieval period its current dedication to St James became dominant, possibly linked to the pilgrimage routes to Compostella in Spain.

Today St James remains a popular place for visitors and we pray that those who visit us are touched by the spirit of this special place and become not just visitors but pilgrims as well.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

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