The Church of St John of Jerusalem is built on Saxon foundations and has an early Norman tower and Nave. It was subject to major renovation in the mid seventeenth century but retains its predominantly Norman character. The estate of Winkburn belonged to the Order of the Knights Hospitaller (Knights of St John) until the reformation when it was given to Thomas Burnell, Henry VIII's Treasurer. The Church remained as a Donative funded by the estate until the late 19C.
It now serves the 27 dwellings in the village of Winkburn and has been attached to various neighbouring parishes, currently in an infomal cluster with Maplebeck, Kirklington, and Farnsfield. The cluster is currently in vacancy.
Services (Book of Common Prayer) are held on the first and third Sundays in each month and visitors are always welcome to services or just to visit.