St Thomas of Canterbury Church

The church of St Thomas of Canterbury dates back to the 15th Century but parts of an earlier church can be seen near the organ and are thought to be 12th Century.

There are 5 bells housed in the bell tower and graffiti on the walls show that it was used as a look-out post especially in the second world war.

Inside the church are various carved heads, some 21 in total, and depict such subjects as the green man, crowned heads and strange animals etc.

The oak Rood screen was carved at York Minster and includes the centre oak post from the redundant Mumby Post Mill. It was erected as memorial to the fallen me of the village in the Great War 1914-1918.

The carved stone font is 13th Century and the marks of an old lock can be seen, used when holy water was secured in the font.

An interesting gravestone in the churchyard can be seen near the front door. It marks the grave of Rehoboth Robinson, Master Mariner, who was a member of the expidition sent out to try to find Sir John Franklin's ships and crew, who disappeared in the Arctic while searching for the North West Passage.

The church is now dual purpose, being a place of worship and Becket's Community Centre.