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Two new festivals to open this weekend

06 September 2017

As published in the latest issue of Crosslincs (September/October 2017), two new festivals will make their debut this weekend (9th and 10th September 2017)...


Horncastle Deanery gets set for new festival
The Horncastle & Villages Churches Festival Weekend has been described as ‘a weekend packed full of exhibitions, concerts and love as this first-ever churches festival takes place across the Horncastle Deanery. Highlights will include an exhibition of clerical vestements, including many from Lincoln Cathedral, at St Marys Church in Horncastle. The exhibition will be open from 10am4pm on Saturday and 12noon4pm on Sunday, and visitors are invited to go along and admire the stunning embroidery of these beautiful copes and stoles.

The weekend follows on from the great success of the West Lindsey Churches Festival (now in its 21st year), and members of the West Lindsey team are lending their expertise to this new venture.

Further information may be obtained by visiting, and printed brochures may be downloaded or are available upon request by sending an email (together with a postal address) to the organisers at (It is also possible to request a copy by calling the following number during office hours: 01673 84 38 52.)


Holland Places of Worship Festival

A new two-day-festival, also to be held this weekend, will offer people a chance to visit some of the places of worship in the Holland area and enjoy further attractions, such as treasure hunts, exhibitions, places for quiet contemplation and concerts. 

Holland Places of Worship Festival guidebook, which is available from participating churches, includes a map, details of where to find refreshments, forthcoming events and a competition. Further information is available now from the festival website, which may be found at