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St Nicholas

A Saxon church with a rood screen linked to Thornton Abbey, the church has been the centre of village life for nearly 1000 years and is home to a family of bats and several swarms of honey bees.

Ulceby, Lincolnshire

Opening times

The church is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays and Saturday and for services on Sunday.


Church Lane
DN39 6TB

Recorded in the Domesday Book, the earliest part of St Nicholas church has been standing since 1000AD. Since then, the church has undergone a series of changes that have been faithfully recorded in a book published by the congregation (and available for £6). 

The church mainly dates from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.  Unusually for this area the tower is topped by a needle spire. A stained glass window above the children’s altar is believed to have been designed by Edward Burne-Jones who was the glass designer for William Morris.

It has been the happy recipient of a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant with which a new roof, heating system, improved lighting, a toilet and a servery were provided. The church is now a community hub, open every day and ambitious to maintain it's weekly service. Urgent repairs to the tower are now underway and we have plans to get the 6 bells ringing again.

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Social heritage stories

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Knit and Natter, History Society, Flower Arranging.

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £8,000, 2017

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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