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.

Please note that services are now being held again in the Abbey.

Please see the Services page for more information.

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.

Gift Aid Donation

At this time when our church is closed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic we are very much in need of financial help. If you would like to support us financially, please click on the link below to make a donation. As we are a charity, if you Gift-Aid your donation, for every £1 you give us we are able to claim 25 pence back from the government.

If you would like to give through your bank by standing order, please contact our treasurer, Mr. Robert Gibbard (tel. 01733 211 889).

Thank you very much for any financial help you are able to give us.

Opening and Contact Details

Open Times:

Openings on Wednesday Afternoons
The Abbey is now open for visitors on Wednesday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., unless a funeral is taking place. Please check this website before your visit to make sure that no funeral is occurring on the Wednesday of your visit.
Please note that the Abbey will be closed to visitors on Wednesday, 16 September.

All visitors are asked to wear a mask or visor. Toilet facilities will not be available

Tours: Guided tours should be arranged with Mr. David Searle (tel. 07761549865).

Contact Details:
The priest-in-charge of Crowland Abbey
and the Parish of Crowland is
the Reverend Charles Brown.
His address is:
The Abbey Rectory
46 East Street

His telephone is: 01733 211763
email: priest@crowlandabbey.org.uk

He is the person to contact about weddings, funerals, baptisms, home communions, and pastoral matters.

or you can contact:
Associate Priest: Reverend Annie Billson
Telephone: 01733-211648
Email: associatepriest@crowlandabbey.org.uk

Churchyard Enquiries: The churchyard in the Abbey is now fully mapped and details are held of all known graves. If you visit and need help in locating a grave, please ask the guides who will be delighted to help. (Guides are in the Abbey from 11am to 3pm in the winter and 11am to 4pm in the summer, except when there are services or functions taking place). Alternatively, please email info@crowlandabbey.org.uk and we will be pleased to search our records for the details you require.

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Regular Services

7.45 a.m.  Holy Communion
11 a.m.     Holy Communion (Sung)
5 p.m.       Evening Prayer

Monday to Saturday 8 a.m.
Morning Prayer (held in the ruined nave or, if the weather is inclement, inside the church)

5 p.m.       Holy Communion

Opening and Contact Details

Priest:  Enquiries concerning a baptism, wedding, funeral, or pastoral matter should be addressed to the Revd. Charles Brown, Priest-in-charge, Crowland Parish (tel. 01733 211 763). priest@crowlandabbey.org.uk

Tours: Guided tours should be arranged with Mr. David Searle (tel. 07761549865).

Open Times: The church is open for visitors every day from 8.30 a.m. until 4.00 p.m (3:00pm between November and March) , apart from times when worship takes place. (See left panel)