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.


Advent Carols by Candlelight
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Crowland Abbey Craft & Food Fair
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ancient Monument turns back the clock:
Crowland Abbey Craft and Food Fair

including South Lincolnshire Young Enterprise Group Trade Fair

Go Green, and save on fuel and the environment by doing your Christmas Shopping locally. Crowland
Abbey is again turning the clock back to mediaeval times with its” St Nicholas Craft and Food Fair” in
December. Plans to recreate a step back in time have been ongoing since last year in a bid to raise
funds for the running and restoration of the this ancient monument, and what could be more appropriate
than having the fair on St Nicholas Day, and the opportunity to see the newly opened visitor centre.

Organiser, Rosemary Briston, said “Again it will be wonderful to see the Abbey used as a market place,
as it once was. Stalls include locally produced meat, cakes, preserves and honey from within a few
miles of the Abbey, Christmas decorations, knitted baby and adult clothing, handmade cards, leather
goods, jewellery and gifts.

All accompanied by live seasonal music. Light refreshments including homemade soup and mulled
wine with mince pies will be available.
For information about the fair contact Mrs R Briston on 01733 810320


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

November – Thought for the month

God’s Re-creative Power Dear Friends, Every year as we enter this month we at the Abbey have a service in which we pray for the souls of those who have died, especially those who have died in the past year. A week later we pray for those who have died in war,... read more

Crowland Abbey Festival of Art Competition

Crowland Abbey Festival of Art Competition 2014 Entries may depict any area of Crowland parish, using own choice of medium, e.g. oils, pastels, watercolour etc. Entry Form 1st Prize  £100  – Three runner up prizes of £20 for art materials Closing date for... read more

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