St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to St Mary's Church, West Butterwick

Welcome to St Mary's Church. We aim to be a welcoming, friendly and inclusive parish church serving the people of the North Lincolnshire village of West Butterwick and also the many visitors who come to our village. Our chief aims are to love God and one another through our worship together and through active service as Christian disciples within our community and the world, to 'know Jesus and make him known'.

Details of our services and other activities can be found on this site and we look forward to welcoming you whether you come from round the corner or across the world to know of God's love and to share that with others.

St Mary's West Butterwick is a Victorian Church which was originally a chapel-of-ease of St Martin's Owston Ferry. It has a particularly fine East window which was restored in 2008 and is now fully visible for the first time in forty years. West Butterwick is on the west side of the Trent south of Scunthorpe. It stands next to the Church of England Primary school which has strong links with the church.

The West Butterwick church of St. Mary the Virgin was erected in 1841. It consists of a nave and square tower with a single bell. In 1879 the interior had been refitted by the Reverend D. J. White at a cost of about £160. The churchyard was given to the church in 1875 by Sir Robert Sheffield. The Sheffield family were the chief landowners of West Butterwick and lived at Normanby Hall near Scunthorpe. The associated vicarage was built in 1863 by James Fowler of Louth who was well known as a church architect. A stained-glass window by William Wailes representing scriptural subjects was inserted in memory of the parents of William Maws Trousdale. Trousedale worked in the village as a general surgeon. The chancel windows depict the arms of the Archbishop of York, the Bishop of Lincoln and others who contributed to the church. An earlier chapel was founded in West Butterwick in 1415 by William de Lodyngton. It was pulled down in the 17th Century and the stone was used for the South Ferriby sluice as well as the foundations of the new school.

Get in touch

The Revd Paul Wilson

Epworth Rectory
16 Belton Road
North Lincolnshire

Revd Paul Wilson - Rector
(01427) 872528
What's on

The Isle of Axholme Orchestra Concert

for 1 hour, 30 mins
St Andrew's, Epworth
St Andrew's, Epworth, Church Street Epworth Doncaster, DN9 1ES, United Kingdom

The Isle of Axholme Orchestra will be presenting a concert for all the family introducing the instruments of the orchestra. There'll be music by Haydn, Morricone, Beethoven, Mozart, John Williams and many more.
Robert Steadman (conductor)
Ruth Birkett (leader)

Tickets: £7 - on the door or
Accompanied under-18s Free


"Our parish of West Butterwick: St Mary the Virgin is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Lincoln’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Revd Paul Wilson Phone 01427 872528 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Phone: 01522 504070 or email: [email protected].
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."