Saint Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church, West Deeping

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St Andrew's Church, West Deeping

West Deeping and its neighbouring parishes, Tallington, Uffington, Barholm with Stowe, Greatford, Wilsthorpe and Braceborough are all members of the Uffington Group of Churches, in the Deanery of Stamford

St Andrew’s Church, West Deeping has a story of village life to tell over more than 750 years. As you walk round from the entrance, you may want to see the following main features which outline the story:

  • The Font dates from Edward III in the 14th Century. In the octagonal top there are 8 crests to commemorate local nobility of the age. Five crests have known lineage: the other three are unsolved.
  • The Tower and Spire, which date from 1370, house 6 bells dating from 1673. There are several notable bell-ringing achievements recorded on the tower walls.
  • The Nave dates from the 13th Century and was extended upwards with a Clerestory in the 15th Century. Names of early churchwardens are carved into the beams.
  • Through the Nave, into the 14th Century Chancel, is the altar. The ceiling of the Chancel is decorated with gold-leaf symbols and the stained glass windows show different saints including St Andrew after whom the church is named.  

There is much more to see: the more you look the more the story unfolds. Feel free to call in at any time – the church is open every day of the year … and please sign the visitor’s book.

Rector:  

Father Aran Beesley, ‘The Rectory’, Main Rd, Uffington, Nr. Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 4SN

Tel: 01780 481786

Mobile: 07590 055905

Email: aran.beesley@gmail.com

Churchwardens:

Colin Blagrove, Suilven, Church Lane, West Deeping PE6 9HU

Tel: 01778 348709

Deputy: Allan Crowson

Parochial Church Council:

Secretary: Mr Colin Blagrove.  Mobile: 07946004893

Page updated 13/11/2018