The Willoughby Group of Parishes are set in an arc around the south side of Alford in Lincolnshire, England. The group covers from Ulceby Cross on the west down to Claxby St. Andrew and into Willoughby and Sloothby, through Cumberworth to Mumby on the east. The churches are Willoughby (St Helena) with Sloothby (Mission Church), Mumby (St Thomas of Canterbury), Ulceby (All Saints) with Fordington.
Willoughby was the home of Cpt. John Smith who, in
1607 in Virginia, USA, was associated with Pocahontas. During 2007 Willoughby celebrated the
400 year anniversary. More information is available here.
The Willoughby Village History Group formed in January 2001 has produced a book charting the history of the village from earliest times to the present. More details can be found here.
Mumby has a history equally as long, going back to the early 13th century. It's more recent claim to fame being the resting place of Reboth Robinson, a mariner who searched for the lost local explorer from Spilsby, Sir John Franklin. His life story is the stuff of legend.
Ulceby's Church was burnt down and rebuilt in 1832 whereas Fordington was a plague village and the church, like the rest of village, was buried.
We have a full and varied Parish life. To find out more please visit the Parish News page where you can read our monthly magazine, Wold and Marsh, and also catch up on more recent news. If you wish to donate to any of our fund raising efforts please visit our Donations page.
Many famous people and events over the years have their roots in Lincolnshire. See the Magazine, People and Tourism pages for more information. Items and events relating to the villages can be found via the Menu Buttons on the left.
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