St Wulframs, Grantham, progresses in 'Finest English Churches' competition on Twitter
St Wulfram's Church in Grantham has reached the third round of a national competition.
The contest, ran by award-winning performance poet Jay Hulme on Twitter, seeks to find "the finest non-cathedral Church of England churches."
In this knockout-format tournament, St Wulfram's has so far beaten St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, which boasts the highest spire in the country, and Halifax Minister.
Today [Wednesday], in the third round, the church is facing off against Wimborne Minster in Dorset, with the vote closing tomorrow morning at around 10am.
In round one, St Wulfram’s beat St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol with a score of 52.8% to 47.2%; 1,002 votes in total. While round two saw the Grantham church romp home against Halifax Minister, which had already beaten Newark’s Church of St Mary Magdalene. St Wulfram’s received 71.6% of the 686 votes on this occasion.
Father Stuart Craddock, rector of St Wulfram’s, said: “I’m chuffed to bits that we’ve got to the quarter final, but we’ve got to go all the way.
“St Wulfram’s has always been up there but we’re up against some big giants, some beautiful churches. We’re going to need people’s votes ultimately.
“Thank you to all of you who voted and helped nudge St Wulfram's into the next round! Another great opponent today! Let's keep this going and get us through to the next round!”
You can follow the competition and vote through the St Wulframs Twitter Account.