Churches in and around Middle Rasen

Church Events Notices @ Christmas Services Community Spirit Magazine Church Hall


St Peter and St Paul's Parish Church
The Methodist Church in Middle Rasen
The New Life, Salvation Army and the Holy Rood (Market Rasen)


St Peter & St Paul, Middle Rasen

Ministry Team

Rector - Rev'd Bryan Dixon (t: 01673 842759)

Lay Reader - Peter Cook (01673 843226)

Sunday Services
Church Wardens / Hall / Pew News
A short history of the Church in Middle Rasen

Safeguarding /

A Daily Prayer

Christian Aid ~ Open Churches '24 ~ News and Events (Easter 24)

For Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals etc. contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon on 01673 842759

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The Methodist Church
(Middle Rasen, Market Rasen & Glentham


Notices / Events incl TWAM and Ukraine Appeal / The Guild

Minister - Rev Heather Wilson (01673 843362)

Booking information and any further details will be on the Notice Board outside the Church .


Holy Rood
(Market Rasen)

Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323)

Mass times are: 10am on Saturday mornings at Hainton, 5.30pm on Saturdays at Caistor and 11.30am on Sunday mornings at Holy Rood Church, Market Rasen. Further details are on the website.  or call Fr. Robert 01673 842323

The Group includes St Thomas More, Caistor; Our Lady & St Joseph, Osgodby; and St Francis De Sales, Hainton

New Life
(Market Rasen)

Christian Worship Gathering every Sunday at 10.30am at New Life Centre, Serpentine Street, Market Rasen, LN8 3AR with Centre Point for children.

(Zoom link for the full service still available and sermon is on You Tube). Mid-week groups meet in homes or at the Centre, we open for Friday Coffee and Chat mornings and run Alpha.  More info: Rhona Sheppard in Church Office 01673 849941 or via . Food Bank open 4 mornings a week (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri).


Salvation Army
(Market Rasen)

Our Sunday Worship is at 10.30am. The Salvation Army shop is open from Monday to Saturday – 9am until 3.30pm. Tuesday/Thursday 9.30am-11am Mums and Tots group all welcome. Lunch Club 12.30 each Wednesday 2 courses for £5 booking preferred but not essential. Friday Coffee Morning 9am-1pm.

Food Bank open Monday through to Friday 9am-1pm (Please note a referral is required)

Any queries, please contact Terence Carpenter (07948 998507)


SA's weekly programme and events (Market Rasen)


North Street, Middle Rasen

Bookings – Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

Charges £7.70 / hr or £6.20 concessions for Middle Rasen Groups and Christian Organisations.


Bell Ringers at Middle Rasen Parish Church - Monday Evenings at 7pm – Tower Captain – Stephanie Dodds

Middle Rasen Parish Church welcomes children and our younger members at 10.30am every Sunday morning. The Church has a children's corner with some toys. This years Alpha course commences Tuesday 3rd May 7pm in the Church Hall.

St Peter and St Paul's Church

Historically Middle Rasen had two churches, St Peter's and St Paul's. One came under the Prior and the other the Abbott. Like many things over time they both fell into disrepair and by 1860 a major restoration was needed . St Peter's was then known as the 'High Church' and St Paul was known as the 'Low Church'. Both Churches required much repair work and, because only one church was needed for the community, the decision on which would be restored was made in favour of the more interesting of the two, St Peter's

As a result of the dismantling of St Paul's, and especially since much of St Peter's restoration was carried out with material from St Paul's church, St Peter's absorbed the title of its sister church and became the only parish church of Middle Rasen, with the dedication of St Peter and St Paul.

A Millennium Project to restore the three existing church bells and add three new bells was completed by March 2000. Bells 1, 2 and 6 were cast by Eljbouts (Holland) in 1999; bell 3 dates from 1695, bell 4 from 1721 and bell 5 from 1707. See also Bell Ringers

If you have a full history of this parish church, or other detail concerning the two churches and their respective benefactors the Drax Priory and Tuphome Abbey, we will be pleased to publish it << here >>.


Barkwith Group

Ministry Team & Church Wardens


St Michael's Newton


All Saints Church, Faldingworth




Some of you may be joining your local church congregations to celebrate this Eastertime (you'll be very welcome!). Since covid all of us are more aware of how germs spread. When covid infection rates were high, churches didn't use the common cup, but instead you may have received a wafer that had been dipped into the wine (intincted). Most Anglican churches have gone back to using the chalice for people to drink from. However, I think all of us involved in ministry are aware that some people are very vulnerable to infection, either because of their age, or because they have a health condition that affects their immune system.  

If you are vulnerable, you may feel that it's not safe for you to drink from the chalice. Over the years there have been many different fashions in how people receive communion, and for a long while it was unusual for the congregation to receive it at all, in those days the priest received on the people's behalf.  

Our customary practice is to offer both the bread and wine to everyone, and our community is strengthened by sharing together like this. However, receiving ‘in one kind', i.e. having just the bread or just the wine is a perfectly valid communion. The Notes to the Celebration of Holy Communion at Home or in Hospital, and for the Distribution of Holy Communion at Home or in Hospital tell us that ‘where necessary [Holy Communion] may be received in one kind, whether of bread or, where the communicant cannot receive solid food, wine.' So, if you feel that your health means that it isn't advisable that you drink from the chalice, please don't do so. Join with us, celebrate with us, take the chalice when it is offered to you without drinking from it, just hand it back and keep your own health safe. We'd much rather you felt able to join with us, whatever your health concerns!!  

Every blessing,   Revd Annabel


Anglican Churches in the Middle Rasen group


Middle Rasen - Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

West Rasen - David Herring (01673 843212) & Christopher Atkin (01673 842572)

Faldingworth - Adrian Bradbury & Jason Smith

Friesthorpe - Tim Gramson (07485 711255)