Heckington, St Andrew - Last updated 13th May 2022  

Our Church Wardens are Jan France & Margaret Ingham + deputy Church Wardens Jane Ward & Geoff Stead.

The church is open every day from 9am to 5pm 

There is a service every Sunday at 11am, which is usually Holy Communion. On the last Sunday of the month we have an informal Family Service followed by a Bring & Share lunch. 

Also a midweek a service of Holy Communion every Wednesday at 11am and Evening Prayer at 5pm every evening Monday to Friday. 

There is a coffee morning in church on the last Saturday morning of each month at 10am till 12noon

The church book stall has reopened. Books are still 50p each. Thanks to all who donate & buy.

Tours of the church, by groups or individuals, are available from our tour guide Michael Rose 01529 461293

Royal wedding 

Children from St Andrews School Heckington came to church at the end of May to re-enact the royal wedding of William & Kate. Conducted by Rev Chris. A wonderful occasion.    

Guests at Royal Wedding William & Kate take their vows

The Royal Wedding May 2022 Father of bride, Kate, William & Best Man

Rev Chris meets her Majesty

A big thank you to the Heckington Steam Punk Cleaners

steam punk cleaners May 2022

A group of the local Steam Punks, who meet at the Windmill bar each Friday evening, came on Saturday 14th May to give St Andrew's Church a wonderful Spring clean or should we say Steam Clean! Our thanks go to them who joined our church wardens Jan, Margaret & Jane and some of the other church volunteers. Bless them one and all.

Thanks to Chestnut Class at St Andrews School

The Year 5 pupils from our local church primary school came to church on 22nd Feb for 'Stations of the Cross'  after which they created the beautiful crosses below. Thanks go to Chestnut class and to Margaret Ingham who planned the day and designed the crosses and to her wonderful team of helpers - Jan, Dawn, Jane, Jenny, Sue & Carol.

Spanish Cross of St JamesCross of South IndiaAborigini Crosses Cross of love worldwide church St Andrew's



HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

To down load a copy of the history of the church by Sandra Sardeson click here.

THE CHURCH BUILDING

Heckington Church 

St Andrew's Heckington is a quite magnificent parish church. Built in 1300's in the decorated style of the period it is adorned inside and out with many statues, gargoyles, beasts, royal faces, angels and animals leaping from the world and imagination of the 14th century stone carvers. The principal benefactor was Richard de Potesgrave, chaplain to Edward III. It contains the finest grouping of Easter Sepulchre, Sedalia & piscina in the country.  

Font at Heckington carved font & view of east window

View from gallery A view of the east end from the musician's gallery

Easter Sepulchre           Sedila at Heckington

Easter Sepulchre is a work of art in stone            As is the Sedalia