Welcome to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival – a celebration of a rich architecture and heritage, of beautiful tranquillity and spirituality. This year many of our churches will be paying special tribute to those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.
Every church has a story to tell, and at St Mary’s the focus will be on the the village during the Great War. Visitors are invited to view thewar memorial stained glass windowunveiled on Trinity Sunday, 30th May 1926, flower arrangements, and special displays including over 500 knitted poppies, a World War One book collection and other memorabilia.
Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday 8th – 9th September from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available. Continue reading →
Until recently, if you had looked on Google Maps for St Mary’s Church, Kirkby on Bain, you would not have been much the wiser, but John Dudley has put that right. Part of the problem was that because the church is not officially in a street, Street View could not locate it accurately, and there were no pictures of the church either. As you can see, we are now well-and-truly on the map. Try it for yourself.
Last Thursday, seven villagers and one former resident turned up at St Mary’s Church to meet local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor and his dog Sandy, for the much-anticipated historical walk around Kirkby on Bain, advertised here earlier. And they were not to be disappointed, despite the torrid heatwave conditions.
The walk started off in the cool of the Church as Edward introduced himself and gave us a summary of the earliest history of the village, one of several Kirkbys in Lincolnshire, some of which were mentioned on Edward’s historical map, from the Domesday reference to Cherchebi onward. The group then set off on a circular route along by the canal to Swandrift bridge, stopping at the probable sites of the gravel barge wharf and the old oak bridge for explanations, questions, answers and comments. Continue reading →
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH TATTERSHALL MUSIC SERIES 2018.
Sunday 15th 12.30-1.30: July Bain Valley Children’s choir. We will be raising money for The Bain Music Foundation and Bain Valley Children’s Choir. All donations gratefully received. Continue reading →
You are invited to a cream tea this Sunday (June 24) at Roughton Village Hall, from 3 to 5pm. Proceeds to St Mary’s Church. Expect delicious traditional refreshment, good company and prizes! Continue reading →