- St. James Church, Louth
name = St. James Church, Louth
Church of England
diocese = Lincoln
province = York
rector = Revd Canon Stephen Holdaway.
curate = Revd Dr Allan Barton
organistdom = Frederic Goodwin
website = [http://www.stjameschurchlouth.com/ www.stjameschurchlouth.com]
St. James' Church, Louth is a
parish churchin the Church of Englandin Louth, Lincolnshire.
It is a medieval building. At convert|295|ft|m tall, it has the tallest spire in England of any
Anglicanparish church, and the second highest spire of any parish church after the Roman Catholic Church of St. Walburge, Preston.
The chancel and nave were re-built between 1430 and 1440 and the tower and spire was completed around 1515. The spire was restored in 1844 by
Lewis Nockalls Cottingham. [The Buildings of England, Lincolnshire Nikolaus Pevsner]
There is a ring of eight bells in the tower case in 1726 by Daniel and John Hedderley in Derby.
The original Gray and Davison organ from 1857 was altered by Forster and Andrews in 1868/9. After a rebuilt in 1911 by Norman and Beard, it now has 37 stops and three manuals and pedals.
*John Hoyland 1819 - 1827
*William Hoyland 1829 - 1857
*George Dixon ???? - 1865
*John Porter 1866 - 1897
Dennis Townhill1949 - 1956 [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4812668.ece]
Michael Nicholas1960 - 1964
*Michael John Smith 1965 - 1966
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