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.

Hereward the Wake and Bayeux Tapestry Talk @ Crowland Abbey
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

At 7pm on Saturday 28th January we shall be pleased to welcome David Maile and Mia Hansson to the Abbey.

David who will be giving a talk about the Norman Conquest and our local hero Hereward the Wake and the English Resistance. As you may be aware there are two sources that state that Hereward together with his first wife Torfrida were buried in the Abbey. Whilst we cannot provide categoric proof it does seem likely given his connection with the area and the fact that Torfrida became a nun in the Abbey following the breakup of their marriage.

David is currently researching Herewards life at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge with a view to publishing a book in September and is working via the WakeHereward project to raise Herewards profile in the area. David has a background in the media and whilst living in Scandinavia became interested in Hereward as he is a well known figure there.

Mia is undertaking the huge task of recreating the Bayeux Tapestry. She has completed 5 meters leaving another 64 meters to go. She will give a short talk on her work and what influenced her to take on the mammoth task of producing a replica. The completed 5 meters will be on display.

Entry to the talk is free but a retiring collection will be made with proceeds going towards the WakeHereward Project.

Blair Dunlop in Concert

25th November 2016 at 7.30pm.     Doors open 7.00pm

Blair Dunlop is a hugely talented young singer who has won a Radio 2 folk award. His intimate style of singing combined with the superb acoustics of the Abbey will make this event a great musical experience.


Tickets are £10.00 online and £12.50 on the door.


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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

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Festival of Art 2016 Results

Crowland Abbey Art Festival On Friday 18th November 2016 artists gathered with families, friends and guests for the annual preview of paintings and awards. There were 52 adult entries and 3 in the children's category, nearly twice the number of last year.The judge...

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