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A Little History of St Mary and All Saints

Three great families dominated the village from the 12th century until the time of Henry VIII. A Sheriff of Lincoln, Philip de Kyme founded a Priory of Augustinian Canons and a small part, the south aisle of its massive cross shaped Priory church, still survives as St Mary and All Saints and much of that was rebuilt in the early 19th century. T                                        he Church is a high building with no traditional tower or spire. The great porch has a fine entrance arch under a niche with a worn sculpture of the Coronation of the Virgin.
Much older than all else in the church there are fragments of stone in the north wall with knotwork and other ornament certainly carved by Saxons.

A wall monument supported by figures of Time and Death is in memory of a Parish Clerk's son who after being apprenticed to a tailor went to London and made his fortune. After his death in 1711, the poor folk of his native village had much to thank him for and praise the name of  Marmaduke Dickinson.

When the church was restored in 1805 the family vault of the Tailboys was uncovered. Inside, coffins of a man and three children were discovered. Surprisingly one coffin had been filled with spirit which had preserved the child’s body intact.                                              




From 5th October

Celtic Prayer Service   (about 20mins)

(and every First Friday)


St Mary & All Saints


7th October

Holy Communion


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21st October

Morning Prayer / Family service


St Mary & All Saints


2nd November

Celtic Prayer Service   (about 20mins)


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Regular Services at St Mary & All Saints

         (see below for any alterations)

Holy Communion:     

1st Sunday of  the month 11.00am

Morning Prayer
(Family Service)      

3rd Sunday of  the month 11.00am

The Car Dyke Group of Parishes)

Click HERE for Car Dyke Group Services and Events

Rural Dean (temporary contact)

Rev’d Canon Christine Pennock

Tel: 01626 832463    

Church Wardens:

Mrs. J. Morris

01526 861269

Mr. M. Cass

01526 860857  or  

Tea and Coffee will be served after the services.

St Mary & All Saints (dates for the diary) * Note times may vary Click on underlined text if available to view posters & more information Note: Midnight Mass for 2018 will be held at St Mary & All Saints Church of St. Mary and All Saints Christian Aid