St Firmins Church, Thurlby

The parish church of St Firmins dates back to 925 AD. It sits on the edge of the fens and is bordered by a Roman Cardyke.

Thurlby Church is dedicated to Saint Firmin. We do not know why this dedication was chosen. There is only one other church in England with the same patron saint; at North Crawley, near Newport Pagnell, in Buckinghamshire.

Saint Firmin was born in Pampeluna, in Spain. He went to northern France as a missionary, and became the first Bishop of Amiens. 

If you would like to know more about the history of our church visit

St Firmin’s PCC are now working towards opening the church on daily basis. We need to address one or two safety and security issues but we hope these will be resolved as soon as possible in order for this to go ahead and visitors and parishioners will be able to access the church at any time in daylight hours.

We are a small fenland church who love and support all those in our community, we provide a community focus which encourages fellowship and outreach, continuing family traditions as well as looking to the future. But we cannot do this without financial support to enable us to pilot new projects while continuing with existing ones.