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 - 4pm 

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

Public worship services are now being held - with one Eucharist per Sunday.  See details of the Services for October and November shown below and also on the Calendar page.  

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. 


We are currently having one service per Sunday in one of our churches. We are taking things slowly at the moment, but hope to use more of our church buildings over time. Upcoming services are:

Sunday 18th October – Luke the Evangelist

11.00am – Parish Eucharist - St. Andrew, Folkingham

Sunday 25th October – Bible Sunday

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

Sunday 1st November – All Saints Day

11.00am - Parish Eucharist – St. Andrew, Folkingham

Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Sunday

 9.30am – Service of Remembrance - St. Peter & St. Paul, Osbournby

10.45am – Act of Remembrance -  St. Andrew, Pickworth

10.45am – Service of Remembrance - St. Andrew, Folkingham

Sunday 15th November – 2nd before Advent 

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

Sunday 22nd November – Christ the King

11.00am – Parish Eucharist - St Botolph’s, Newton

Sunday 29th November – Advent Sunday

11.00am – Parish Eucharist - St. Andrew, Folkingham (also patronal festival)

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.


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

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.

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