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St Mary and the Holy Rood

"St Mary & the Holy Rood Church, Donington

..is a Grade 1 listed stone church - the building is mainly 1300 - 1400 in style but traces of Norman ( 1100 ) and Early English ( 1200 ) Masonry can be found in the walls.

A very traditional style of building containing the late 19th century pews and a number of beautiful stained glass windows. The most recent of which is part of the exhibition of items connected to Matthew Flinders - the famous explorer and charter of Terra Australis ( Australia ) - and a son of the village.

The church also contains an altar and tributes in memory of the Paratroop division which was billeted in the village prior to departure to the famous battle at Arnhem.

The South aisle includes a font which is identified as a fourteenth century masterpiece.

Services are held weekly - details on the church website - and special celebrations are held annually in April where the whole church is decorated and open as part of the South Holland Flower Festival and also with  display of decorated Christmas Trees in December."


Donington, Spalding PE11 4UA