The Church

St Andrew's sits in the centre of the village of Rippingale, between the pub and the village green.

The church is mostly Medieval, with Victorian furnishings inside.

In the north aisle are a selection of Medieval effigy tombs, including one double tomb, one of a Knight and a rare example of a Deacon, Hue Geboed, reading a book.

At the moment the church is in the middle of fundraising for ongoing repairs to the chancel, which currently has a temporary rood.

There is a very active bell-ringing group in the parish and regular work parties to look after the churchyard.

The Bats

Rippingale is home to at least four species of bat, Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Brown Long-eared and Natterer's. They roost throughout the church, including inside the medieval timbers of the chancel.

The project is working alongside Lincolnshire Bat Group to keep records of the bat's activity in the church. This will help with the repair work in the chancel.

The church are very keen to celebrate their wildlife and we're planning several wildlife based events around the village, including bat walks and a wildlife weekend.

We are also hoping to help the church produce some new interpretation about its history, and the bats inside.

Upcoming events

If you’d like to contact or find out more about the church, visit their page on A Church Near You