Explore the grounds
Enjoy a virtual walk around the grounds of the chapel any time of the year. The downloadable property map of Monksthorpe Chapel (see top of the homepage) will help you to find all the interesting parts of this special place.
The open air baptistry was filled by flooding in water from the dyke behind it. That can't happen now as the water-table is lower than it was due to drainage work. The baptistry was last used in 1972.
At 8pm on 10 April 1944 an accident caused an explosion when a bomb was being prepared for loading onto a Lancaster Bomber.This happened close to the 'Bomb Dump' on the RAF Airfield known as RAF Spilsby, which is adjacent to the chapel grounds. Therefore, this memorial has been sited as close to the 'Bomb Dump' area as possible by placing it just inside the entrance to the driveway to the chapel. It recalls the loss of ten lives.
Many of the chapel's congregation members and preachers are buried in the graveyard. Look out for impressive metalwork railings around some of the graves.
- the pigsty at the bottom of the graveyard
- some quiet time in one of the Monksthorpe director's chairs
- a walk through the old orchard, now a nature reserve