Cranwell Parish Church - Welcome

Normally, the Church is open Monday to Saturday from 0900 to 1600

and on Sundays from 1030 to 1600

The main service on Sunday is at 1100 and is either Holy Communion or Morning Prayer.

Cranwell is a parish within the North Lafford Benefice and the Reverend Al Jenkins was appointed as interim priest-in-charge on 14th June 2021. 






Surrounded by its beautiful, historic and thousand year old churchyard, the ancient Parish Church of Saint Andrew lies in the centre of Cranwell Village. The Grade One listed church is one of the oldest in Lincolnshire. Cranwell was in existence when King Canute invaded through the Humber and became a "war prize" granted to Ulf, one of King Canute's generals. Little remains of the early Saxon church, but the Norse Viking gravestones now displayed in the church stem from that time and there is a beautiful arcade of Norman arches.

Cranwell St Andrew's Parish Church


For information about:

Cranwell and Byard's Leap Parish Council go to

RAF Cranwell and the RAF College go to

Cranwell Primary School go to                                    

Purchasing a copy of Sue Goodin's book on the history of Cranwell go to:

For information about getting married in church go to


For information about the refurbishment of the military graves in the eastern area of the churchyard see the letter from the Ministry of Defence in the "Military Grave Refurbishment" Section. This work is planned to start in July 2021.