Welcome to the website of
The Benefice of Kirkby la Thorpe and Ewerby,
which we 
hope will give you an insight into our activities and Christian beliefs.

The Benefice of Kirby la Thorpe and Ewerby consists of two parishes set in rural Lincolnshire close to the town of Sleaford. There are two churches, St Denys' at Kirkby la Thorpe and St Andrew's at Ewerby; details for them both can be viewed below.

Our Churches
  • St Denys' - Kirkby la Thorpe

    Mainly dates from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are fixed pews for 69 in the nave and 11 in the choir stalls in the chancel. The church is well maintained. It has an efficient heating system and can easily be made warm. There is an open graveyard, with adequate capacity for the foreseeable future. 

    At 10.30 am each week in term time worship, the folks split into four groups according to age. Numbers vary wildly, but normal average is 15 to 25 youngsters and around eight to 10 adults, including helpers. The adults (about five) have a group bible-study at 68 Church Lane. At 7.30 pm a youth group meets at 68 Church Lane with around six to 12 youngsters (secondary-school age) and three adult helpers.

    At present there are two formal services per month, both at 9.00 am, being Morning Prayer on the first Sunday and Communion on the third. 

  • St. Andrew's - Ewerby

    St Andrew’s is one of the finest churches in the area. It is one of a trio of magnificent churches, Sleaford and Heckington being the others. The 172 feet broach spire has well preserved carvings of mainly heads, animals and demons. The ten bells housed in the spire are pealed by a regular group of bell ringers and other bell ringers from across Britain come to have the privilege of “pulling the ropes”. Only one other church, at Grantham, has as many bells in its peal.

    St Andrew’s was built all in one period in 1350 on the site of an earlier tenth-century church. The remains of the base of a font and a coffin lid can be seen inside. The window glass was replaced in 1882 and the walls were stripped back to bare stone during extensive restoration in 1895. 

    There are three services a month - Communion on the second Sunday and Evening Prayer on the third and fourth Sundays, all start at 6.00pm

Prayer & Reflection + News

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, 
the Archbishops of Canterbury and York 
have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. 
Therefore, services will not be take place In either 
St Denys Church or St Andrews Church
until further notice.