Letheringham, Priory Church of St Mary

The Priory Church of St. Mary.

The parish worship of God has certainly gone on in Letheringham since the second half of the 11th century, for a church is mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086. How long the present church has been in parochial use is not certain for it is thought that it was preceded by one about a mile away which served the parish until its demolition some time in the 17th century. No trace of this building has been found, but numerous skeletons were unearthed near Letheringham Mill and Letheringham Old Hall.


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If you have any concerns about safeguarding you can contact our Priest-in-Charge, Revd Gary Best, on 01728 685 550.

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