South Lafford

The Parish Of

Join us for an online cuppa and a catch up  - To enable us all to keep connected, we join together every Thursday morning at 11.00am. This will be hosted on the online service Zoom and you can access this at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89011989696?pwd=bHMzREVuWXlhNzl6Qk15ZytFY0l5UT09

 

Meeting ID: 890 1198 9696

Passcode: 761744

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 in Swarby is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays between 10am - 3pm

Public worship services

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

Welcome

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. 

Services

May 2021

With the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions, and the increasing number of people who have been vaccinated, we are beginning to cautiously re-open our churches for public worship, as well as for private prayer. Our plan is that we will are open on Sundays, with controls on numbers, physical distancing and, as yet, no communal singing.  Our online services continue each week.

 

Sunday 2nd May – 5th Sunday of Easter 

11.00am Eucharist – St. Andrew, Folkingham

 

Sunday 9th May – 6th Sunday of Easter

11.00am Eucharist – St. Peter & St. Paul, Osbournby

Sunday 16th May – 7th Sunday of Easter

11.00am Eucharist – St. Andrew, Folkingham

 

Sunday 23rd May – Pentecost 

11.00am Eucharist – St. Peter & St. Paul, Osbournby

Sunday 30th May – Trinity Sunday

11.00am Eucharist – St. Botolph, Newton

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

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.

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

Resourcing Sustainable Church

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.

Amen

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.
Amen.