Saint Guthlac's church, Market Deeping

St Guthlac's Church
The bell tower from the south

52°40′43″N 0°19′12″W / 52.67861°N 0.32000°W / 52.67861; -0.32000Coordinates: 52°40′43″N 0°19′12″W / 52.67861°N 0.32000°W / 52.67861; -0.32000

Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship High Church
Website Dedication Saint Guthlac
Administration
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Rector Rev'd Philip Brent (2013)
Laity
Organist(s) Thomas Booker (2013)

Saint Guthlac's Church, Market Deeping is a parish church of the Church of England in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England.

Background

The largely 15th-century church of St Guthlac is the only church in Market Deeping, and is part of the Church of England Anglo-Catholic tradition. The church is in the Diocese of Lincoln in the Deanery of Elloe West. St Guthlac's is a member of the Deepings Churches Together, a local organisation of churches within The Deepings, and a member of the St Guthlac fellowship. The 2013 rector is the Reverend Philip Brent.

Architecture

On the south face of the tower is a limestone sundial inscribed with "The day is thine", with a similar sundial on the north face which bears the words "The Night cometh". The nave is supported on the south aisle by Norman arches, whereas those on the north aisle are later Gothic period. The church organ is Victorian. The stained glass windows in the chancel depict scenes of the life of the St Guthlac, including one in which he is seen sailing through what is now the fens to establish a monastery, now Crowland Abbey.

Organ

The church has a two manual pipe organ.National Pipe Organ Register.

External links

  • St Guthlac's Church

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