The clue is in the name: ‘Kirton’ means ‘Place of the Church’ and religion has always played an important role in Kirton-in-Lindsey.
Martin Hollingsworth of the Kirton in Lindsey Society led a group of 18 around the town for an enjoyable, interesting and informative walk around religious sites on Sunday 22 March.
A number of sites, including the Methodist Chapel, the old Baptist Chapel and the Primitive Methodist Chapel, were visited and Martin provided a wealth of information about the rise and decline of different religions in the village.
The tour included St Andrew’s Parish Church where Mary Hollingsworth presented an illustrated talk about the history of the Church and highlighted the outstanding features of the building.
The afternoon concluded with tea and coffee in the Town Hall.
The event was organised as part of the Past and Present project which celebrates 170 years of the Society and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The ‘Past and Present’ display panels will be on show at the Jubilee Town Hall in Kirton-in-Lindsey until the end of May, and a number of joint events with the Kirton-in- Lindsey Society are planned to take place in the coming weeks.