God is love, and those who live in love live in God; and God lives in them.

1 John 4: 16

 

Charles Tennyson Turner (Brother of the poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson) was vicar of Grasby in the 19th Century and funded the re-building of the church.

He was well known for writing sonnets which tell of the events of the time, both local and international. In one he speaks of the laying of the new technoogy, the telegraph cable to India; in another he records the re-building of our church at Grasby.

Our New Church - Charles Tennyson-Turner

As yet no organ rolls - no prayer-bell rings -

But in and out the darting swallows pass;

While distant hands prepare the pictured glass,

Through vacant quatrefoils the hodman sings;

But, when the House is built, the Table spread,

Enter, O! broken heart! and tell thy sin!

Prime guest of Jesus, enter! And begin

The Church's mystic life - one Cup, one Bread;

As to these stone-heap'd graves the spring shall give,

Once more, their common bond of daisies sweet,

So my all crush'd and barren souls revive,

In one white field of common graces meet,

And bells, and organ, andglad hymns, combine

To draw them lovingly to rites divine! 

 

(Note - We do now have an Organ, six bells. the picture window is in place above the altar and Swallows nest each year in the porch!)