Tealby Church is opened daily by our volunteers between 9.30am - 4pm.
Visitors are always welcome and there is parking available. The church has wheelchair access at the rear and you can wheel into the church with no steps.
The church is used regularly for worship by the community. The festival of light and carol services are particularly popular. Many of the villagers have celebrated their marriages, Christenings and lives of loved ones here.
Tealby Church (The Church of All Saints), dates from the 12th century. It is located on the main road, Rasen road, towards the eastern end of the village. It is close to the Viking Way and, as our visitor's book records, many walkers take time to visit the church to experience its peace and commanding view towards Lincoln Cathedral, more than 20 miles away. If you would like to see the upcoming services and events at Tealby Church, click here
Tealby church has had alterations or additions in the 13th, early 14th, 15th and 16th centuries - work was done to heighten the tower and add the splendid clerestory (the raised central section of the nave). By the early 19th century the principal influence on the church and village was the Tennyson family. In 1872 the chancel restoration was financed by Admiral Edwin Tennyson d'Eyncourt to house the numerous memorials to his family and was re-modelled by James Fowler. The tower was restored in 1881-84.
Tealby Church has some Norman masonry but it is largely Perpendicular in style. Stained glass in this church, some of which is in situ, dates to the early 14th century. The first known vicar was Alan of Tevelsby (Tealby) who was appointed by Sixhill Priory in 1220.
The oldest parts of the church are the west doorway and the lower part of the tower. It contains many interesting features, including memorials to the Tennyson family, and is the focal point of the village. The churchyard is surrounded by a stone wall which was recently restored.
THE SEARCH FOR OUR TEALBY HEROES
We have had contact from the Chambers family, re Harold Chambers in our WW1 Tealby Heroes search. So that's 8 Heroes found, 2 to go.
Read about our quest to find the families of the 10 Tealby Heroes named on the Tealby War Memorial.
Maybe you are a descendant of one of them? or maybe you think you might know someone who possibly might be? Please get in touch and with the help of our local historian, Hugh Nott.