St James’ Church
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.
Please note: The tower climb is closed this summer due to essential repairs to the Spire (summer 2018).
St James : Westgate, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9YD