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South Lafford

The Parish Of

Welcome to the parish of South Lafford website

Details of our current services are shown on this page

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. 

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.

Our churches 

 

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

Services

Services February - March 2024

Alternate Thursdays - 8th, 22nd February, 7th, 21st March

9.00 am Holy Communion Service - Folkingham

Sunday 4th February - 2nd Sunday before Lent

11am Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

Sunday 11th February - Sunday next before Lent

11am Parish Eucharist - Osbournby

Wednesday 14th February

7pm Eucharist Service - Folkingham

Sunday 18th February - 1st Sunday of Lent

11am Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

Sunday 25th February - 2nd Sunday of Lent

11am Parish Eucharist - Osbournby

Tuesday 27th February 

7pm Evening Prayer - Threekingham

Sunday 3rd March - 3rd Sunday of Lent

11am Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

Sunday 10th March - Mothering Sunday

11am Parish Eucharist - Osbournby

Sunday 17th March - 5th Sunday of Lent 

11am Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

Sunday 24th March - Palm Sunday

11am Parish Eucharist - Osbournby

3pm "The Cross of Christ" - Folkingham

Thursday 28th March - Maundy Thursday

11aWashing of feet & Communion - Folkingham

7pm Lay led Maundy Thursday Service - Threekingham

Friday 29th March - Good Friday

2pm Walk from the marketplace Osbournby to

the cross on the hill + short service

2pm - The Cross of Christ - Billingborough

 

Saturday 30th March

6.30pm Easter Eve service - Newton 

Sunday 31st March - Easter Sunday

11am Easter Day Family Eucharist & Egg Hunt- Folkingham 

11am Family service & Egg Hunt - Pickworth

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

The wearing of masks is recommended, not now obligatory.

However, we need to remain vigilant, and continue to use hand sanitizer.

LENT COURSE, 2-3pm in Folkingham church vestry         

A four week Lent course will be held from Wednesday 21st February to Wednesday 13th March. We'll be exploring The Beatitudes so do come and join us. Details on Events page.

Details of churches open for private prayer 

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

 

Please see below for details of churches open for private prayer:

  • St Denys', Aswarby is open daily during daylight hours

  • St. Thomas of Canterbury, Aunsby is open every Sunday from 10am -3pm

  • St. Lucia, Dembleby is currently closed.

  • St. Andrew's, Folkingham is open daily during daylight hours.  

  • St. Botolph’s, Newton is open on Sunday afternoons from 1pm - 3pm

  • St. Peter & Paul, Osbournby is open daily during daylight hours

  • St. Andrew, Pickworth is open daily during daylight hours

  • St. Andrew, Scott Willoughby is open daily during daylight hours

  • St. Mary and All Saints, Swarby open daily during daylight hours

  • St. Peter ad Vincula, Threekingham open daily during daylight hours

  • St. Nicholas, Walcot is open daily during daylight hours

 

We are keeping all of these church openings under review. We are blessed, in our united parish, of having eleven buildings, but sadly we will not be able to open all of them at this time, so some remain closed for now.

Resourcing Sustainable Church

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