Church Directory

A largely thirteenth-century church except for the south doorway. This has Norman zigzag decoration although the arch is pointed. Battlemented west tower with a small spirelet. The interior is spacious and light-filled. The north arcade may is late twelfth-century; south arcade early thirteenth-century. It is interesting to notice the differences between them. There are broad transepts that seem to have been worked on at a later time. These and the chancel were originally vaulted.

Go inside to see the East Window designed by John Piper and look out for the ‘resurrection’ monument to Richard and Sir Thomas Bennet of the later 17th cent, an unusually late date for this type of monument, in the north chancel.

St Mary’s is a simple, much-loved parish church in a small village near Stamford. The graveyard has been lovingly cared for to produce an amazing display of spring bulbs, especially primroses, every spring. Best seen in March and April!

A stately church with splendid fittings. Immediately in view as you enter is the font and its tall spire-like cover. The nave is high and light. The fourteenth-century chancel, built by John Sleford, contains a wonderful set of carved clergy stalls. On the floor in front of the altar are the large monumental brasses of Sleford and a later benefactor, John Blodwell. The screen between nave and chancel also dates from the fourteenth-century. It has a rare surviving vaulted loft on top, added probably in the late fifteenth-century.

It is an excellent example of a 1970s church centre. Now old enough to look old fashioned but not old enough, yet, to be historic.

A substantial church with plenty of points of interest inside including part of a wall painting of the 3 quick and the 3 dead on the south arcade and a Jacobean pulpit with tester above it.

A circular Norman tower and a wealth of 15th century wall paintings.

A long thin church with a medieval rood screen with very faint signs of its original decoration. There are also remnants of 14th century wall paintings in the church.

The most perfect example in Cambridgeshire of the Perpendicular ideal of the glasshouse church.

When I was a student in the 1970s this church looked so dull as to be almost invisible. It has come alive this century and has stong links with Anglia Ruskin University.

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