St. Clement's Church

Welcome to St Clement’s Church 

Our Minister, Father Owain Mitchell, lives at The Vicarage, 10 Glanford Road, Brigg. DN20 8DJ.

Tel:01652 653989



Carols by Candlelight

106 parishioners squeezed into our village church on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We are grateful to our newly licenced Reader Carolynne Hannabuss for preparing and leading such a lovely service. Maureen Rickwood, Val Addison and Rachael Edwards read the lessons and helped tell the Christmas story.

Thank you to Les and Tim for greeting everyone with a glass of the mulled wine they also provided; to Christine and Tony for the mince pies and to Neville for providing more than enough chocolates even for this very large congregation.

We wish Neville all the best as he recovers from illness.

A happy and peaceful New Year to everyone.

Events at St Clement's Church, Worlaby

Concert with Ploughman's Supper, September 2017

St Clement’s Church played host to a wonderful community concert and ploughman’s supper on 15th September.

Our talented village musicians Pam and Richard Beeforth played and sang Celtic music and songs in a warm and welcoming church whilst the audience sipped wine and jiggled in time to the music. After a delicious supper, and a surprise cameo appearance by Richard’s “French cousin”, Francois (who bore a striking resemblance to his Worlaby relative!), we, the audience, sang along to well known pop songs. 

Step Back in Time – Sunday 21st August 2016

What a wonderful celebration of life in Worlaby over the last century this was! With an exhibition of old photos, maps, artefacts – and the chance to hear from villagers who have lived through it all, everyone who came along was completely absorbed.


Thank you to Christine Fletcher for all her hard work organising it, to all those who contributed and participated and to those who made and served the afternoon teas.


Here's a taster of the afternoon ...

Geoff Ward talks about the annual killing of the pig.




Jeff Rowson explains how he came to be the man responsible for giving Worlaby 'The Four Minute Warning' in event of nuclear attack.



More here!


Visiting St Clement’s Church

St Clement’s Church is on the Northern Lincolnshire Churches Trail and is open for you to visit each Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. At other times by request. 

Postcode for Satnav: DN20 0NG


Mrs Maureen Rickwood, tel: 01652 618142

Worshipping at St Clement’s

All the services are at 9.30am. The normal pattern of services is as follows:

2nd Sunday of each month – Morning Prayer, normally led by a Churchwarden, sometimes visiting preachers

4th Sunday of each month – Parish Communion with Father Owain

Each Tuesday – Eucharist

Any variation of these times will be shown on the website calendar, in Worlaby Views magazine and on the Church notice board.

A Brief History of St Clement's Church

The first recorded church here was Saxon and by the 13th Century Worlaby Church like many others including Thornton Curtis, Barrow on Humber and Ulceby, had come under the authority of Thornton Abbey.

The Church we see today is a Victorian building in the early English Gothic style. It was almost completely rebuilt between 1873 and 1875 by Sir John Astley at a cost of £2674 but incorporated surviving Saxon and Norman elements including the remarkable arch, the pillars and the north window.

As well as being a grade II* listed building, it has many interesting artefacts within; one of the most important being the recently restored medieval insised slab, of Flemish marble, showing a merchant and his wife with dogs at their feet.

The Church registers date back to 1559 and the Church Wardens books to 1775. They contain some wonderful writing and much of interest and can now be viewed in the Lincoln Archives.

St Clement’s Church is on the Northern Lincolnshire Churches Trail and is open for you to visit each Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. At other times by request. 


The whole area around Worlaby is perfect for a healthy walk or bike ride and we are happy to provide refreshments with a bit of notice. We regularly make lunches and cakes for the North Lincolnshire ‘Walking for Health’ walkers as well as other smaller groups.

For more information contact either of the Church Wardens or email:


Disabled toilet, baby changing unit, wheelchair, refreshments. Our award winning churchyard has several benches where you can relax and enjoy the peace of this lovely area.

To view more pictures of St Clement's Church click here