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St Peter

Two saints and three knights remembered.

Kingerby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

Open daily, dawn to dusk.



Located in the fields at the end of a twisting lane St Peter's is surrounded by trees in the churchyard. It is a peaceful and unspoilt church with an appealing simplicity. The solid rustic tower is from the 12th century or even earlier, and the rest of the church dates mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries.

The interior is light and airy with honey coloured stone and a carved 17th century roof. The windows in the south aisle contain rare and pretty 14th century stained glass showing Saint Catherine with her wheel (looking strongly like a dart board) and Saint Cecilia playing a handheld organ.

The monuments are very special. The two splendid 14th century knights commemorate members of the Disney family. There is exquisite detail in the carving of the armour, belt and sword. An even more extraordinary monument is a slab with a figure of a knight in relief. His head and praying hands at the top, and his feet at the bottom, are separated by an elaborate cross where his lower body and legs would be, and he has long flowing hair.

This church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Parking within 250m

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Churches Conservation Trust

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