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 to tell of village life over more than 750 years. As you walk round from the entrance, you will see the following 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 time. 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.

Church Services


Our Church continues to be alive and active but we must do all we can to prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.


We are hosting on-line services using zoom every second Sunday starting at 11:00am. For further details please contact Colin Blagrove Churchwarden on 07946004893.


We are pleased to be able to continue ‘in church’ public worship and private prayer. Our church is now open daily or private prayer from 9am to 5 pm. ‘In church’ Holy Communion Services in October starting at 9am are as follows: 

  • Sunday 4th October at St Faith of Aquitaine, Wilsthorpe
  • Sunday 11th October at St Lawrence of Rome, Tallington
  • Sunday 18th October at St Margaret of Antioch, Braceborough
  • Sunday 25th October at St Thomas of Canterbury

See Towers & Spires for service dates in November for our church at West Deeping.

Those who wish to may receive communion in one kind (the bread, the Blessed Sacrament).

To book a place at any of these services please email: or telephone/text 07484 201413

It is helpful to know in advance who will be attending for numbers, seating and for NHS Test & Trace. From 8 August, you are legally obliged to wear a face covering in places of worship unless you are not able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability. Children under the age of 11 are also exempt. Disposable ones are available from the sidespeople on the day.

For further details please see the notice on the table inside the door or contact Colin Blagrove Churchwarden 07946004893.

It is a crucial time to show that we care as well as pray.

·         Please see our good neighbour contact card in the porch.

Also, foodbanks are struggling to meet demand. Please leave a food donation for Deepings Foodbank in the box in the porch - we will make sure they receive it. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED.

'God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear...'  (Psalm 46:1-2)



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

Tel: 01780 481786

Mobile: 07590 055905


Page updated 21/09/2020