The Parish

South Lafford

Join us for an online cuppa and a catch up on Zoom every Thursday at 11.00am 

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Private prayer and public worship services

Private prayer in our church buildings 

St Andrew's, Folkingham is open for private prayer every Wednesday between 10am - 4pm

St Peter and St Paul's, Osbournby is open for private prayer every Wednesday between 10am - 3pm 

St Botolph's, Newton is open for private prayer on Sundays between 1pm - 3pm

St Thomas of Canterbury, Aunsby is open for private prayer on Sundays 10am to 3pm

St Mary and All Saints, Swarby is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays between 10am and 3pm

Public worship services

Following the latest government guidance from 2nd December churches, can remain open for public worship.  Please see the details of services in our parish below or take a look at the Calendar page.

For the latest national information, please see the Church of England website:-    https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

At present, all of our other church buildings remain closed


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


Sunday 6th December

11am - Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

Sunday 13th December

11am - Parish Eucharist - Osbournby

Saturday 19th December

4.30pm - Carol Service (no public singing) - Osbournby

Sunday 20th December

11am - Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

3pm - Zoom Christingle

Monday 21st December

7pm - Carol Service (no public singing) - Dembleby

Thursday 24th December

11.30pm - Midnight Mass - Folkingham

Friday 25th December

10am - Christmas Eucharist - Osbournby

Sunday 27th December

Online service only

For the latest national information, please see the Church of England website:-    https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

A prayer for hope

Loving God

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.


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.

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.

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