St Luke


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In 1086 The Domesday book shows that Stickney had a church but there is nothing left of this church today. The present church dedicated to St Luke was built in the English Style during the 13th century, but during the subsequent years it has been altered and renovated time and again. At this time the Monks of Revesby, who farmed the surrounding lands were responsible for the church - the area was indeed prosperous and received great revenue from the many activities available to local people.

The south doorway is in the Decorated Style of the 14th and the windows of the South Isle are 15th century. Behind the organ is a piscina where the priest would wash his hands and chalice during the Mass in pre formation times. The presence of the piscina indicated an altar would have been placed nearby, possibly a Lady Chapel to serve the Guild of St Mary which we know existed in Stickney.

The nave was last restored in 1855 at a cost of £677. It has four bay arcades supported on quatrefoil piers The pier capitals on the north and south are of different design - those to the south are original and date from the 13th century

In 1199 Stickney Church was granted to the Priory at Spalding which in turn was again associated to the Monks at Revesby through the patronage of a William de Roumara. Oliver Cromwell stayed in Stickney on his way to siege Bolingbroke Castle and possible as a result the Rector of the church was dismissed and replaced by the then Mayor of Boston, Obadiah Howe.

The tower is Perpendicular in style and was first built in the 15th Century, but was rebuilt in the early years of the twentieth century. As with so many churches of this period the weight of bells caused many problems and many solutions to strengthen the tower proved to be inadequate. In 1533 Stickney had only three bells, but today it has six. two of the bells were made by the Oldfield family, one made by Henry Oldfield and another by his son - the later was dated 1607..

We must acknowledge in this instance, much help in the preparation of this note has been derived from the local church.

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