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.


The Uffington Group is in formal vacancy with effect from 31 May 2018 and steps are being taken to appoint a new incumbent. In the interim, if you have any queries please contact the churchwarden.


Colin Blagrove

Suilven Church Lane West Deeping PE6 9HU

01778 348709

Deputy: Allan Crowson

Parochial Church Council:

Secretary: Mr Colin Blagrove.  Tel 01778 348709

Page updated 20/05/2018