Tudor Treasures - Snarford
Guided tours of the remarkable memorials of St Lawrence's Church
Each year we participate in the West Lindsey Open Churches Festival. This annual event highlights the rich ecclesiastical heritage of the area. For this event, the beautiful and nationally significant Tudor and Jacobean memorials in this tiny church will serve as the focus of guided tours over a special weekend.
Situated in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, St Lawrence's Church contains the magnificent memorials to the St. Paul and Wary families. Almost overlooked is the memorial scroll to the men of the parish who served in the First World War. These include the five sons of the pre-war rector, the Reverend Beechey. The 'Beechey Boys' are famous locally; the family has been described as the 'worst affected family in the UK' in the aftermath of the conflict.
A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to explain the significance of all the memorials in this fascinating little church. Take the time to visit our other churches located nearby, also taking part in the festival.