In the centre of Lincoln City

A wealth of history

At the heart of the community

Lincoln's Civic Church

Always a warm welcome

Welcome to our church, whether to explore the building or to visit our events or services. St Mary-le-Wigford church is the oldest church in Lincoln and evidence of its Saxon origin can be seen in the church.

We hold many events throughout the year and you can find out more by following the relevant links above.

Our Mission Statement

“Let all guests be received like Christ, who will say, I came as a guest and you welcomed me”.

Our community strives to follow this precept given by St Benedict to his monks and make this ancient building a place of welcome, hospitality and sanctuary to all who live, work or visit the City of Lincoln.

We don’t manage it all the time and so we try again by;

Gathering as a community which welcomes and celebrates human diversity including spirituality, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Seeking to create a space where people of any faith, or none, can question and discover the sacred life through openness, struggle, laughter and prayer.

Working for a common commitment to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalised and to cherish creation.

News and Events

Preserving local memories and sharing them with future generations

 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, St Mary le Wigford created a history hub to gather and preserve the wealth of historic information it holds on the lost churches of Lincoln.

 This has grown into the Bricks and Bones community heritage project whose logo features St Mary le Wigford, St Mary’s Guildhall, St Peter at Gowts, St Botolph by Bargate and St Catherine’s which are the main buildings along the old Roman Road in Wigford, the old name for Lincoln from the High Bridge to South Common including Sincil Bank, and the industrial areas that grew up on either side of the old Roman road.

Bricks and Bones combines a number of arts and cultural projects to build community cohesion and we are mapping the history of Wigford, including by holding events where long-term residents can share and preserve their family memories.  

The photograph above shows Elsie’s mum when she was a ‘Munitionette’, making tanks at Ruston’s factory in 1917.

If you would like to be a part of this project please contact jscullimore@btinternet.com or check the Bricks and Bones website. 

 

The Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Card shop  will ‘pop up’ again  at St Mary le Wigford for the 29th year running

We plan to open on 10th October until 9th December this year and will be offering our usual wide range of cards, wrapping materials and Advent calendars. If you have half a day to spare please consider helping the charities by offering your time and joining our team of volunteers. Ask for details in St Mary’s or contact jscullimore@btinternet.com

    Oct
    10
    Tue
    Cards for Good Causes card shop
    Oct 10 – Dec 16 all-day
    Oct
    18
    Wed
    RBL Coffee morning
    Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Eucharist @ Lady Chapel,
    Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Centering and Intercessory Prayer Group @ St Mary's Church Hall
    Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Centering and Intercessory Prayer Group @ St Mary's Church Hall

    Our weekly ecumenical prayer and meditation service, all are welcome.

    Oct
    20
    Fri
    Frequency Festival
    Oct 20 – Oct 29 all-day
    Oct
    23
    Mon
    First Monday Club @ Church Hall
    Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Oct
    25
    Wed
    RBL Coffee morning
    Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Eucharist @ Lady Chapel,
    Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Centering and Intercessory Prayer Group @ St Mary's Church Hall
    Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Centering and Intercessory Prayer Group @ St Mary's Church Hall

    Our weekly ecumenical prayer and meditation service, all are welcome.

    Oct
    30
    Mon
    First Monday Club @ Church Hall
    Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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