Welcome to the website of St Mary's Church Swineshead
On this site you will find all the information you could ever need to know about St Mary's.
This includes details of the church itself, some of its long history and what the future holds
for this majestic building.
St. Mary’s Church Swineshead is in dire need of repair. The roof, which is the most urgent, leaks extensively and will cost at least £350,000 to re-lead. There are multiple other repairs needed as well. At the moment the income of the church is insufficient for it’s upkeep. To get the money for repairs we will have to apply for grants and also try to raise funds ourselves with various events.
In September the Lincolnshire Churches Trust organises a ride and stride event. People can ride a Bicycle or walk to as many churches as they like between 10am. and 6pm. on Saturday 8thSeptember and get as many sponsors as possible to help raise money. Half of the sponsor money will go to the church and the other half to Lincolnshire Churches Trust. When we had the Chancel roof repaired Lincolnshire Churches Trust gave us a grant of £10,000 towards the cost and they could give us a grant towards the Nave roof. There will be three of us taking part in the ride as we have done for the last 20 years. I would be very grateful to anybody in the village who would be prepared to sponsor us. If so please contact me on Tel: 01205821133. If anyone else in the village would like to take part in the event, either walking or riding, please contact me and I will arrange a sponsor form for you.
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