Contact Details

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HW

Tel. 01507 525 600



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The Church (the largest in the Group) dedicated to St. Julian of Mans, is made of greenstone, originally Norman but was much restored by James Fowler, with seating for over 175 people.  The building is in a reasonable state of repair, although the latest Quinquennial Survey suggests that major work needs to be carried out on the roof.  It has easy access for the disabled and is open at all times. 


There is a large well-maintained churchyard surrounded by mature trees with a good area for car parking to the north of the church building and a Garden of Remembrance has recently been established.  There are remains of a 14th century cross base and shaft in the churchyard and the church possesses two cast-iron gravemarkers.  An up-to-date churchyard plan is available on request. 


Regular services are held, with details given in the monthly church newsletter, displayed both on the church and village notice boards.  Music for the services is provided by a splendid 2 manual pipe organ of over 100 years old. 


The village is situated just off the B1225 (Caistor High Street), adjacent to the Belmont Transmitter Mast, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds with Lincoln approximately 19 miles to the west and the coast some 40 miles to the east.  It is a scattered village with a population of approximately 152 adults. Children of primary school age in the village travel by bus to Donington-on-Bain CP School or by private transport to Scamblesby Church of England Primary School and older children travel by bus to secondary schools in Market Rasen, Louth and Horncastle. 


Houses are predominately owner occupied ranging from traditional farm houses to new build houses and bungalows.  The population is a spread of ages with an increasing number of retired people.   Much of the working population works away from the village, travelling into Lincoln, Horncastle, Louth and other urban centres. In the village itself there are local land owners, agricultural employees as well as a number of self-employed working from home. 


There are no amenities within the village.  Public transport is available through the Lincolnshire County Council Inter-Connect service.  Private taxis also serve the village.  Private fishing is available at both Benniworth Haven and Benniworth Springs and there is a 4-wheel drive off road track at Benniworth Springs.


Churchwarden details can be found in the 'Who Section'.

 Churchwarden contact details:

Annabella Cambell 01507 313239

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