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.


King Lear @ Crowland Abbey
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

Peterborough Mask Theatre will present this well-known Shakespeare play.

Admission at the door: £7.50.

Refreshments will be provided.

Crowland Abbey King Lear

Meeting re Crowland Town Choir @ Crowland Abbey
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am
Meeting re Crowland Town Choir @ Crowland Abbey

Open Meeting for Any Adult Wishing to Sing in a Crowland Town Choir.

Those who attend will have a chance to sing together under the direction of
Mr. Andrew Clingo, the director of the ladies choir, A Handful of Harmonies.

No previous singing experience needed: just a desire to give singing in a choir a go
and have fun singing some easy, popular songs.

Holbeach Town Band @ Crowland Abbey
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a relaxing evening of popular tunes
Admission at the door: £7.50.
Refreshments will be provided.

Holbeach Town Band 2015 001

Shining Glory @ Crowland Abbey
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

A liturgical concert for the Feasts of:

Gregorian, Byzantine, Huguenot, Celtic chants

sung by

Χορός Γρηγοριανός

Choros Gregorianos

(Norwich, Norfolk)

with congregational hymns and responses

and readings from ancient texts

Click here for poster

Click here for more information on Choros Gregorianos

Jeff Woods @ Crowland Abbey
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm

Singer Jeff Woods will present a programme of both sacred and secular music.

Admission at the door: £7.50.

Refreshments will be provided.

Jeff Woods Poster

Flower Festival @ Crowland Abbey
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm
Flower Festival @ Crowland Abbey

Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on 28, 29, & 31 August
and 12.30 p.m. – 5 p.m. on 30 August.

Free admission.

Theme: Seasons and Celebrations.

Refreshments available.


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... 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... read more

Take a 360° view from the church tower.

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