St John's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Address: St John's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DB
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A blessing of angels and green men

The imposing Medieval church of St John the Baptist is wedged in an unlikely setting between two commercial buildings in the nationally important historic town centre of Stamford, and the well-proportioned pinnacled tower is a notable landmark.

Yet take the time to step inside and you’ll be rewarded with the sight of angels on high in the 15th century roof timbers painted in glorious black, red and yellow. What’s more, above their outstretched wings are some little green men with grimacing, leafy faces.

Stained glass scatters light across the flamboyant beautifully carved Victorian oak pews and tiled floor, further adding to the beauty of this breathtaking church.

The aisles and churchyard contain an excellent collection of interesting 17th to 19th century monuments.

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Road directions

In town centre on St John's Street, off Red Lion Square

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Stamford (0.5 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 030 070

What’s on & news

What’s on

28/11/14 - 12/12/14 
Christmas Tree Festival - Stamford

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Some of the finest carved capitals in England

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walkround guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconLincolnshire County Guide (PDF, 4.4mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Lincolnshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. a gell (30 Jul 2012, 14:39)

    It was another beautiful church and we were pleased that it is being preserved. It was a church used by my ancestors.

  2. Arthur Williams (15 Apr 2013, 17:47)

    Very unusual to see a plaque dedicated to a druggist. Any comments? Thank you.

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Community information for St John's Church, Stamford

 

All our Lincolnshire churches are in CCT’s North region.

Useful local links

Visit Lincolnshire tourism website 

Lincolnshire Family History Society 

Lincolnshire Churches Trust 

Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology 

List of churches in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is in the Diocese of Lincoln

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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St John's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a shallow step into the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.