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St James, Louth

St James, Louth

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  • Address: 6 Upgate Street, Louth. Lincolnshire, LN11 9ET

St. James’ is the historic parish and civic church of Louth.  It is the probable burial place Saint Herefrith – of one of the Saxon bishops of what became the Diocese of Lincoln.  Until his remains were removed to a rival church, his shrine in Louth was a popular place of pilgrimage.

In the mediaeval period its current dedication to Saint James became dominant, possibly linked to the pilgrimage routes to Compostella in Spain.

Today St. James remains a popular place for visitors and we pray that those who visit us are touched by the spirit of this special place and become not just visitors but pilgrims as well.