Described as the ‘Queen of Holderness’, the church of Saint Patrick is a magnificent example of 14th-century Gothic architecture.

The church rises majestically from the level landscape of southern Holderness formed by the deposited silts of the Humber Estuary, and would once have stood much closer to the river. The village of Patrington has grown around the church and takes its name from the church’s dedication.

The church contains many fine features, including some 13th-century sculptures and an interesting reredos displaying St Patrick alongside many northern saints. However, the star attraction which the church is known for is the Easter Sepulchre. This beautiful example of 15th-century stonecarving is unusual in that it is carved completely from stone with no wooden features, and that it survived through the period of the English Civil War and the English commonwealth, when many like it were destroyed.

Church Explorers - Church of St Patrick