Set in a quiet corner, eastwards of its vibrant village, Kirton’s perky 15C tower was built by hand of flint-rubble, Tudor bricks and chunks of local brown septaria. The nave and chancel date from at least the early 1300s, although the very patched-up south nave wall contrasts with the north aisle (by Frederick Barnes, added in 1858) with its grand three-light windows.
A major re-ordering in 1972 transformed the interior (and added the NW porch). Other worthy 20C craftsmanship is seen in the locally-made oak benches (c.1950), the Royal Arms of our present Queen and the village life tapestry (1991).
The chancel is equipped with a 14C piscina and two 15C image niches flank the east window, whilst the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in a modern aumbry in the north wall – all beneath an early 15C arch-braced roof. Older still is the font, where Kirton-folk have been baptised since c.1200, and still are!
Kirton is a lively, active parish. The church and churchyard are lovingly cared for.
We have a broad outlook with regard to church services and have recently introduced Café Church and Messy Church alongside the more traditional Eucharist and Morning Prayer. We have three musicians who share the church music.
We have regular Sunday Club for younger children and well supported workshops at Christmas and Easter.
Several church members are involved with Open the Book at local schools. We also have monthly Bible
study, Mothers Union and prayer groups. Kirton and Falkenham churches and Kirton Methodist chapel support each other with services and events.