Sometime around 1200 a now unknown patron or resident ordered the construction in the small fens village of Benington a church dedicated to All Saints. It was then just a single-roomed rectangular building with a nave at the west end and the smaller chancel at the east, but was built with lofty ceilings (and ambitions) and to a size massively exceeding local need. With additions and enhancements made in the 1300s and 1400s, and a Victorian restoration by James Fowler of Louth, All Saints showcases the fascinating developments undergone by Lincolnshire's Fenland churches from the medieval period, during the Reformation, at the time of the Victorians and in the new technological and social opportunities of the modern day.
Fast-forward some 800 years since the laying of the first stone and the building, closed as a church in 2003, has been re-invented. In what is an enormous achievement for the people of Benington and its surrounds, and for all those involved in the project, All Saints is now once again resuming its important place at the heart of the local community.