St Wulfram’s Church Grantham, England.
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Featured in “Religious Art and Photography” September 2011

St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham is a parish church in the Church of England in Grantham in Lincolnshire.

In his book, England’s Thousand Best Churches, Simon Jenkins describes St Wulfram’s Church as having the finest steeple in England.


The church is dominated by its spire, 282 feet (86 m) high. It is

the sixth highest in the country.the fourth highest of any parish church in the UK, after Church of St. Walburge, Preston, St. James Church, Louth, and St Mary Redcliffe.the third highest of any Anglican parish church in the UK, after St. James Church, Louth and St Mary Redcliffe,the second highest in Lincolnshire (after St. James Church, Louth).

[edit] Library

The church is also home to the country’s first public library. In 1598, Francis Trigge, the rector of Welbourn gave £100 for a small library of books for the clergy and literate laity of Grantham. Two hundred and fifty of the original volumes remain and are kept in the parish church.
[edit] Organ

The organ dates from 1736 by John Harris and John Byfield but has had several re-builds including those by George Pike England in 1809, and 1833, Forster and Andrews between 1845 and 1868, Norman and Beard in 1906 and Rushworth and Dreaper in 1952, Cousans in 1972, and by Wood in 1994.

The current organ specification can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

    A beautiful church, great composition and wonderful treatment

  • Thanks for your comment Audrey!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful church and your editing and treatment is superb !! Lovely capture and final image !!

  • Your comment is much appreciated!

    – Ray Clarke

  • MissyD
    MissyDover 3 years ago

    Looks fantastic in Sepia Ray!

  • Thank you so much Missy!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 3 years ago

    Beautiful church,lovely capture Ray,anna

  • Your comment is relay appreciated Ana!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image, beautifully done!

  • Your comment is relay appreciated Glenn!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    very beautiful capture, love the tones

  • Your comment is relay appreciated Elfie!

    – Ray Clarke

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    wow your church image is great! great tone…… that’s ever lasting to taste:) lisabth

  • So glad that you like it, thank you!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Love your choice of sepia for this excellent image Ray !
    Beautifully composed and that spire certainly is most impressive !

  • So glad that you like it Trish, Thanks for your comment!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot of this lovely ole church Ray love the sepia finish

  • Thank you Malcolm!

    – Ray Clarke

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosover 3 years ago

    A super capture Ray. Great processing!

  • thanks so much John!

    – Ray Clarke

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