St. Clement’s Church


St Clement’s Church – Worlaby

Whilst we wait for a new minister to be appointed, we are being guided by The Rural Dean of Yarborough – Revd. Canon Fr. David Rowett.
The Vicarage, Beck Lane, Barton-on-Humber.
DN18 5EY. Tel:01652 632202

Churchwarden – Mrs Maureen Rickwood, Tel: 01652 618142

Christmas at St Clement’s, 2022

Family Carols by Candlelight at 6pm, Wednesday 21st December.
Dress warmly and please bring a lantern or candle – electric lanterns and candles are ideal!

Worshipping at St Clement’s, 2022

We are so pleased that our village church is holding Holy Communion services again. These are now held at 11am on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Morning Prayer continues to be held at 9.30am on the 2nd Sunday. These are normally led by Lay Preacher, Carolynne Hannabuss.

On 13th October 2021, we held a service of thanksgiving for the harvest and again received a stunning number of donations for the local food bank.

Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve was held once again after it’s enforced COVID break and a good-sized congregation, both inside and outside the church joined together in worship and carol singing.

We pray at every service for the people of Ukraine and we will warmly welcome anyone who wishes to join our congregation.


Disabled toilet, baby changing unit, wheelchair, refreshments. Our award winning churchyard has several benches where you can relax and enjoy the peace of this lovely area.

Visiting St Clement’s

St Clement’s is on the Northern Lincolnshire Churches Trail and the whole area around Worlaby is perfect for a healthy walk or bike ride.

We pride ourselves on serving delicious refreshments and homemade cakes to visiting walking and cycling groups. We had to pause this in 2020 and 2021 but we are pleased to say that the church is once again open for visitors each Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, or by special arrangement.

For more information contact the Church Warden (Mrs Maureen Rickwood, 01652 618142) or email:

A Brief History of St Clement’s Church

The first recorded church here was Saxon and by the 13th Century Worlaby Church like many others including Thornton Curtis, Barrow on Humber and Ulceby, had come under the authority of Thornton Abbey.

The Church we see today is a Victorian building in the early English Gothic style. It was almost completely rebuilt between 1873 and 1875 by Sir John Astley at a cost of £2674 but incorporated surviving Saxon and Norman elements including the remarkable arch, the pillars and the north window.

As well as being a grade II* listed building, it has many interesting artefacts within; one of the most important being the recently restored medieval insised slab, of Flemish marble, showing a merchant and his wife with dogs at their feet.

The Church registers date back to 1559 and the Church Wardens books to 1775. They contain some wonderful writing and much of interest and can now be viewed in the Lincoln Archives.

Safeguarding Policy

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Special Events

The Bishop of Lincoln Visits Worlaby, 2018

Since 2010, we at St Clement’s Church have provided welcome refreshments to the large number of people who enjoy walking in the countryside round Worlaby under North Lincolnshire Council’s Walking for Health scheme.

But on Tuesday 29th May, they had an unexpected companion – none other than the Bishop of Lincoln, The Rt Rev’d Christopher Lowson.

Our Curate, Trudy, who had invited the Bishop, also joined the group and they both enjoyed the three mile trek chatting to dozens of fellow walkers. And afterwards, back at St Clement’s Church the conversations continued happily over drinks, sandwiches and delicious cakes served by Esmé, Elsie and Iris who were visiting Worlaby during their half term holiday.

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Step Back in Time, 2016

What a wonderful celebration of life in Worlaby over the last century this was! With an exhibition of old photos, maps, artefacts – and the chance to hear from villagers who have lived through it all, everyone who came along was completely absorbed.

Thank you to Christine Fletcher for all her hard work organising it, to all those who contributed and participated and to those who made and served the afternoon teas.

Here’s a taster of the afternoon from Geoff Ward, Jeff Rowson and Christine Fletcher

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Jeff Rowson explains how he came to be the man responsible for giving Worlaby ‘The Four Minute Warning’ in event of nuclear attack. Opens in a new window .

Neighbourhood Planning Group

When the Neighbourhood Planning Group of The Parish Council formulated the idea of a reminiscences day, we could not have anticipated the enormous response from so many people.

It was a privilege to have enabled them to renew friendships, share anecdotes and recollections, and spend time together.

There were a number of visitors who had travelled long distances to take part in the event, and it was a delight to share their pleasure.

Massive thanks to everyone who contributed, and to THE TEAM, who got together once again to ensure that delicious afternoon teas were enjoyed by all.

During this year, on at least four occasions, they have undertaken this activity, and guaranteed a sumptuous feast at every function. It all involves a great deal of planning and organisation, and their energy and commitment is outstanding.

Christine Fletcher