The churches and local communities
The best way to discover the beauty and history of the churches and communities in the Springline Parish is to visit. The following brief summaries may be helpful to you in the planning of your visit. We look forward to meeting you.
St Vincent, Burton-by-Lincoln and Burton Waters
Set into a hillside, St Vincent’s Church offers visitors stunning views across the Trent valley. The church itself features stained glass of local interest, The Monson Gallery housing Coronation chairs from the past three Coronations, and a west tower that is said to date back to 1678. This church serves both Burton-by-Lincoln and Burton Waters, a relatively new waterside development of housing and local amenities.
St John the Baptist, South Carlton
There is much to discover and to admire in this peaceful Grade I-listed country church. As well as the beautiful interior, to the north of the church there is the private Monson Mausoleum. This church is perfect for prayerful contemplation.
Please note: there is currently no public access to the 17th-century monument by Nicholas Stone to Sir John and Lady Monson.
St Luke, North Carlton
Another gem of a church, this Grade II*-listed building features a coved ceiling and occupies an important place in the life of the local community. Well worth a visit, St Luke’s Church has recently become the home of a series of popular Coffee Mornings on Saturday mornings – for future dates please visit the Special Events section or check the Newsletter/Pew Sheet on the Downloads page.
St John the Baptist, Scampton
Scampton village and its parish church has close links with RAF Scampton, the home of the Dambusters, which is located nearby. The church, which is host to a popular Family Service on the first Sunday of each month, is now looking to add some extra facilities in the near future. There is a large churchyard that attracts visitors because of its large Cross of Sacrifice and military headstones, as detailed in the book Slightly Below the Glide Path. Click here for more info
St Cuthbert, Brattleby
St Cuthbert’s Church has recently been at the centre of a restoration project costing in excess of £130,000, in which we were assisted by the generous support of English Heritage. The next stage of this project is to restore the three bells, two of which date from 1450, which will further enhance what is a very special church in a beautiful churchyard that also features a scheduled monument of the stump of a Saxon cross.
St Michael and All Angels, Cammeringham
The present-day church of St Michael and All Angels is in a very different form to the original building but remains a holy place of great beauty. The church font is a small marble bowl that is said to date from 1755, and there is a recently restored organ and a beautiful East window.
All Saints, Ingham
All Saints is a friendly and welcoming church that enjoys strong links with its Methodist neighbours at the nearby Methodist Chapel. The church hosts a popular Family Service on the second Sunday of the month and there is a joint service with the Methodist Chapel on the fourth Sunday of the month. Set in a churchyard that contains a 13th-century gravestone and the village war memorial, the church itself features a beautiful East window.
St Andrew, Fillingham
This peaceful country church can lay claim to a historic link with the scholar and theologian John Wycliffe, who became its Rector in 1361. A major feature of the church building is its tower, which is said to date back to 1777 and is open to the north, west and south.
Although the building is not currently in use, the Parish also includes the church of St Peter’s, Aisthorpe.
(Please note: some of our churches are locked and so if you are planning to visit us outside of an act of worship please contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.)