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Churches on Ketton

There has been a wide range of churches and chapels in Ketton, most of which are no longer active. These included Presbyterian, Protestant Dissenters, Baptist, Independent Congregational, and Primitive Methodist.


Currently there is a C of E Parish Church and a Methodist Church in the village. Roman Catholic and other religious places of worship are available in Stamford.

St Mary’s Church, Church Road  The earliest parts of the Church of England Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin are 12th century. The church has a central tower and spire. The west front is an example of late 12th century transitional architecture and the remainder of the church is mainly 13th century. The nave was restored under the direction of George Gilbert Scott in 1861–62 and the chancel under the direction of his pupil Thomas Graham Jackson in 1863–66. Jackson's chancel roof was painted by Ninian Comper in 1950. The stone is from Barnack. There are Ketton headstones in the churchyard; one by the lych-gate depicts mason's tools and is by stonemason William Hibbins of Ketton.

St Mary’s Church

Website: www.kettonstmary.org.uk/

Methodist Hall, Bull Lane: The first mention of Methodism in Ketton is in 1834 when Joseph Cragg, a miller from Empingham, bought "a house and a spot of ground built on certain waste land in Ketton". Located behind the bake house in Bull Lane, it was a two room cottage which he then converted, mostly at his own expense, into a Wesleyan Methodist chapel. In July 1864, the Wesleyan General Chapel Committee gave permission for a new building at the bottom of Bull Lane. The Methodist Church is well attended and supported, and has an adjoining hall which is well used for Methodist and Ketton community activities. There is limited parking space close to the church.


The Stamford assembly of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church meets at Bridge Farm Gospel Hall, Luffenham Road, Ketton, and at the Toll Bar Gospel hall at Great Casterton. The Plymouth Brethren are a low church, nonconformist Evangelical Christian movement originating from Anglicanism.

Those worshipping outside the village: The majority of people who worship outside the village attend Stamford churches, e.g. St Georges, Barn Hill Methodist and the Catholic Parish Church of Saint Mary and Saint Augustine. 


Ketton Cemetery: The original Cemetery outside the St Mary Church has been full for many years, and the current cemetery is located in Empingham Road. There is also the Green Burial site off Luffenham Road.

Ketton Village Community

The community website for Ketton in Rutland

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