The Parish

South Lafford

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



Meeting ID: 890 1198 9696           Password: 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

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


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. 


March 2021

We are keeping things under review about what services we will be holding over the coming weeks, based on the level of Coronavirus infections locally.

Sunday 7th - 3rd Sunday of Lent - online service

Sunday 14th - Mothering Sunday - online service

Sunday 21st - Passion Sunday - online service

Sunday 28th - Palm Sunday - online service

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.

Lent Course 2021

Forty days and forty nights

A Zoom Lent Course for 2021 has been pre- pared by the Ministry Team, and you are warmly invited to join us at 2.00 pm each Monday for the five sessions. 

We hope to listen, pray, meditate and reflect on the events leading up to Easter. The zoom code is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82846129167?pwd=aWlVWjBJcE02bS83dUpiK1hBM1dWUT09


Meeting ID: 828 4612 9167

Passcode: 644560

If you would like to prepare yourself, these are the Bible references used as the basis for each session: 


Week 1             Matthew Chapter 4 verses 1-11

Week 2             John Chapter 3 verses 1-17

Week 3             John Chapter 4 verses 5-42

Week 4             John Chapter 9 verses 1-41

Week 5             John Chapter 11 verses 1-45 


There will be services each day of Holy Week – please look out for details.

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

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.


    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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