Astwick Church, Bedfordshire

One of around a dozen churches dedicated to Lincolnshire’s own favourite saint, Saint Guthlac, who spoke with the demons and angels that inhabited the marshes around Croyland where he made his home and eventually died. The churches have joined together as The St Guthlac Fellowship.

The origins of the church are supposedly Norman, but there is nothing any older than the 15th Century surviving in the current structure. The stubby tower is 15th Century and much of the internal work is 17th and 18th Century including a double-decker pulpit and box pews.

The church has been fairly neglected over the centuries, serving as it does a very small community, and although pretty and well situated it is little more than a curiousity.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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