Celebrating Life on the Homefront – 15 & 16 Jul 2017
St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s Church The Broadway - Woodhall Spa Events
About the Venue
Towards the end of the nineteenth century the pretty, stone church of St.Andrew, at the crossroads in Woodhall Spa, was too small to accommodate the growing population of the village. This was particularly the case in summer when hundreds of visitors arrived for the Spa Season.
In 1892, a meeting was held in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral to discuss plans for a new building. It was chaired by the Dean of Lincoln and attended by various dignitaries, as well as the Vicar of St. Andrew`s, the Rev H. Benwell, M.A. The architect involved was Mr. Charles Hodgson Fowler, who was responsible for renovations and extensions to many Lincolnshire churches, as well as the construction of new ones, of which St. Peter`s was the last. The well regarded firm, Bowman of Stamford was employed to erect the building.
The foundation stone was laid by Rt. Hon. Edward Stanhope, M.P. for Horncastle, on Easter Tuesday, 11th March 1893 and the new church was licensed by Bishop King of Lincoln, in September of that year.