The Parish of South Lafford consists of eleven churches covering a rural area between Sleaford and Bourne. The churches serve fifteen villages, mostly quite small; the total population is a little under 2000. All our churches are listed buildings. The Parish is part of the Church of England Diocese of Lincoln.
We hope to appeal to most people's spiritual needs by a wide variety of worship, mostly based on the contemporary language Common Worship and the traditional Book of Common Prayer, but with some more innovative services too. The South Lafford Choir sings at some of our services and rehearses regularly - new members are welcome: see South Lafford Choir page under Our Community tab.
The Parish is committed to ecumenism and is part of Churches Together in Lincolnshire. The Parish has an inclusive approach to Christian fellowship and a desire to meet the challenges of Christian living in the 21st century with prayer and imagination.
Find out more about our 11 rural churches, by clicking the button below
St Denys', Aswarby
St Thomas of Canterbury, Aunsby
St Lucia's, Dembleby
St Andrew's, Folkingham
St Botolph's, Newton
St Peter and St Paul's, Osbournby
St Andrew's, Pickworth
St Andrew's, Scott Willoughby
St Mary and All Saints', Swarby
St Peter ad Vincula, Threekingham
St Nicholas, Walcot
Following government guidance our church buildings are closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice.
For the latest national information, please see the Church of England website:- https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches
As a sign of hope, Rev Cameron would like you to light a candle and put it in your window at 7pm each Sunday until we are able to join together again in our village churches.
A prayer for hope
In these difficult times
we pray for our country and the world
for all those who tend and care for others.
Give strength and courage to all who suffer,
help us to help others,
and always to know that you are with us
every moment of our lives.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Keeping Safe - Safeguarding
Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
Please click on the Keeping Safe button below to be taken to the Safeguarding page with contact details and information.