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