History of the Building - The present church stands on the site of an ancient Saxon place of worship. At first glance the building - with its 15th century spire, clerestory, parapet and pinnacles - appears to be all of a piece. However, once inside, a closer look reveals a mi   More>>

History of Great Gonerby - Great Gonerby is of Viking origin, and is believed to take its name from Gunvar a Viking tribal chief who had a settlement here. Consequently it was known as Gunwarby and Gunfordebi before the current name (pronounced Gunner-be) which has only been u   More>>

Weddings at St Sebastian's - Congratulations on Your Engagement! Many couples marry in their own local church, but we understand that St Sebastian's church may be special to you even if you don’t live in the parish. Changes in the law in 2008 made it easier to get ma   More>>

St. Sebastian - The church is dedicated to St. Sebastian, a Roman martyr. There is only one other such dedication in England and this is at Wokingham. The story of St Sebastian is that of a brave double agent - a man who, although a Christian, kept his views secret   More>>

Parish Registers - Current registers and the graveyard locator plan (named headstones only) are kept in church. Older records (Baptisms before 1968, Weddings before 1996 and Funerals before 2006) are stored at Lincolnshire Archives.  This link will take you to a    More>>

A Brief Guide to Church Architecture - Medieval church architecture is in general divided into four periods: Norman (1066-1200)Squat and solid with massive pillars and rounded arches, windows and doorways, decorated with dog tooth and chevron patterns. (Nearby, Southwell Minster is a goo   More>>

Detailed Architectural Description - Parish Church. c1200, C13, C14, C15, some C19 restoration. Coursed rubble ironstone, limestone ashlar, grey tile and slate roofs. West tower and spire, nave with north and south aisles, south porch and rectangular chancel. C15 West Tower Composed o   More>>

Funerals - You should initially make contact with your chosen Funeral Director. Generally they will look after the arrangements with the church and clergy.  There are standard fees set by the Church of England and Parochial Church Council for funerals. Th   More>>

Useful Links - Church Links Our sister church All Saints Barrowby Churches Together in Grantham The Church of England       The Diocese of Lincoln School Links St Sebastian's Primary School Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School Gran   More>>