Bishop of Lincoln to visit St Faith’s Church in Wilsthorpe

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On Sunday the villagers of Wilsthorpe, near Stamford, are looking forward to a very special visit from the Bishop of Lincoln to celebrate a very special occasion.

The Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, will visit St Faith’s Church in Wilsthorpe to help celebrate 300 years of services at the church.

To commemorate this very special occasion there will be a Group Service at 10.30am, which will include Holy Communion led by the Bishop who will be assisted by the Rev Carolyn Kennedy and Curate Mark Thomson.

It is over 150 years since Wilsthorpe was honoured with a visit from a Bishop of Lincoln.

On July 23, 1863, the Bishop of Lincoln blessed a major refurbishment of the church, arriving by train at the old Wilsthorpe Halt.

St Faith’s church is also holding a very interesting exhibition during October detailing the history of Wilsthorpe village as well as the church.

Many intriguing events have taken place in the village throughout the years and a local historian has spent time gathering together many documents and photographs from over the last 300 years to be exhibited at the church.

The exhibition will be open to visitors every day throughout October.

For more information about the church please visit http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/BraceboroughandWilsthorpe