St Denys - Aswarby


St Denys' Church is a Grade I listed building. The south doorway and font remain from the Norman church which stood during the reign of Henry I in the 1100s. The church is dedicated to St Denys (Dionysius, Denis in French), Bishop of Paris (273), patron of the Kings of France.

George Bass, after whom the Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia is named, was born in Aswarby and baptised in the church. His father and grandfather were both churchwardens.

In 2018 the church reopened after a three year project to repair the roof, tower and spire and create a selection of new guidebooks, leaflets and information banners. Inside the church, visitors and school groups can now learn more about the explorer George Bass and the history of the church and village. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery fund.


The parish of South Lafford is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Lincoln’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Alison Scott

Administrator for the Parish of South Lafford
07399 548373 - 3-5pm

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