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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 June & July 2024

Alternate Thursdays - 9.00 am Holy Communion Service - Folkingham

13th, 27th June, 11th, 25th July

Sunday 2 June – 1st Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am - Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

 

Sunday 9 June – 2nd Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am - Parish Eucharist - Aswarby

 

Sunday 16 June - 3rd Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am – Parish Family Service – Folkingham

 A Father’s Day Fun@4 type service

come and join for singing & crafts – All welcome

 

Sunday 23 June - 4th Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am - Parish Service - Osbournby

 

Sunday 30 June - 5th Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am - Parish Eucharist - Swarby

 

Sunday 7 July - 6th Sunday after Trinity

 11.00 am - Parish Eucharist - Folkingham

 

Sunday 14 July - 7th Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am - Parish Eucharist – Pickworth

 

 Sunday 21 July - 8th Sunday after Trinity

11.00 am - Parish Eucharist – Folkingham

 

Sunday 28 July - 9th Sunday after Trinity 

11.00 am Parish Eucharist – Osbournby

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.

Details of churches opening times 

We are blessed, in our united parish, of having eleven buildings.

Please note for churches showing as open during daylight hours, the hours are usually from 9am to 4pm during the winter.  The closing time may be later as the days become longer, usually an hour or so before dark.

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

  • St. Thomas of Canterbury, Aunsby is open every Sunday from 10am -4pm

  • 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 usually 8.30am - 5.30pm

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

  • St. Mary and All Saints, Swarby open daily 10am to 3pm.

  • St. Peter ad Vincula, Threekingham open daily from approx. 10.30am - 3.30pm 

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

 

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

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