Welcome to the website of Crowland Abbey, a place of prayer and worship in the town of Crowland, Lincolnshire. Although we call ourselves an abbey, we are actually the parish church of Crowland. As such, we are a part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Lincoln.

You can find out more about our history and the St Guthlac scroll, as well as taking an interactive virtual tour around the church and abbey ruins. We hope you can visit us and find out more about our church and Crowland Abbey and we look forwarding to welcoming you to our church.


Morning Service at Methodist Church
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am

Sunday, 18 October 2015, at 10.30 a.m.

On this Sunday the Abbey congregation will be going to Crowland Methodist Church to join them in their worship at 10.30 a.m. For this reason there will be no 11 a.m. service at the Abbey.

Alan Norris Big Band
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

Concert by the Alan Norris Big Band.

Admission is £7.50 per person at the door.

The band will be playing big-band classics, including pieces by
Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie.

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Plainsong Compline
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm

Plainsong Compline on Saturday, 31 October, at 8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend this quiet service conducted in plainsong, the chant used by the monks who established Crowland Abbey.

All Souls’ Service
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm

All Souls’ Service on Sunday, 1 November, at 6.30 p.m.

This is a prayerful service in which we remember all who have died, especially those we have known and loved. If you would like to have the names of any of your deceased family members or friends mentioned in the prayers at this service, please write their names on the sheets that will be on the table in the back of the Abbey after 11 October. Everyone is welcome at this service.

Crowland in Art Competition Closing Date @ Crowland Abbey
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2nd Festival of Art

Theme: Life in the Fens

Entries to the Abbey between 10am and noon.

Art Competition Entry Form 2015

Fen Boy
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm

On Saturday, 7 November 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Abbey we have
a presentation of ‘Fen Boy,’ a one-hour play to entertain all ages.

It involves puppetry, masks, and a great story.

For a sneak preview visit the transported website

Admission at the door is £5(adults), £3 (concessions), and £12(family).

Tickets are available in advance from the All Sorts Shop next to Trinity Bridge in Crowland.


Find out the latest news on Crowland Abbey

Church Services

All are welcome to our range of services at Crowland, and find out information on weddings & baptisms etc


Find out more about the fascinating history of Crowland Abbey

360° Tour & Gallery

Take a virtual look around our church and grounds using the latest technology

St Guthlac Roll

The Guthlac Roll dates from around 1210 AD. Take a closer look at this document

Contact & Abbey Hire

If you wish to contact us or are interested in hiring the Abbey please use our details here

Crowland Abbey Festival of Art Competition

Crowland Abbey 2nd Festival of Art Competition 2015 The theme is Life in the Fens Entries are invited for this Art competition depicting ‘Life in the Fens‘, using any medium of your choice: oils, pastels, watercolour etc. There are two classes : Adult – £3 per entry Primary school age (year 6 and below) – £1 per entry Art Competition Entry Form 2015 Closing date for entries:  7 November 2015 Entries, prepared for hanging/display, named and labelled, will be accepted at Crowland Abbey on the Saturday 7 November between 10 am and 12 noon, or previously by prior arrangement. Winners will be announced at a preview of all entries on Friday 13 November at 7 pm in the... read more

Secrets Revealed

Romanesque wall paintings have been discovered at Crowland Abbey which have remained undiscovered for over 800 years. See the attached documents for more details: Fish-scale stone Halley’s Comet Magnetic Compass Mitred Abbot West Front – South... read more

Conservation Work at Crowland Abbey

As you pass by the Abbey you will see scaffolding that covers the west front of the church’s ruined nave, the front that contains all the statues. The scaffolding is enabling a skilled group of stone conservationists to treat the statues to protect them against erosion, a treatment that involves coating them with limewater and a shelter coat. This work would not have beeen possible without the support of Historic England, who provided most of the funding for the project, and that of the National Churches Trust and other... read more

Take a 360° view from the church tower.

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