|The Churches in and around Middle Rasen|
St Peter & St Paul, Middle Rasen
Rector - Rev'd Bryan Dixon (01673 842759)
Associate Priest - Rev'd David Post (01673 843388)
Lay Readers - Cynthia Bunch (01673 844661)
+ Peter Cook (01673 843226) + Quin Hough - (01673 844155)
Verger & Lay Minister - Rosemary Walker (01673 842913)
Contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon for information on Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals etc.
St Peter & St Paul's Church arc hosting the Deanery Confirmation on 13th May at 4pm
Are you aged between 11 and 111 years old and interested in being Confirmed? If you would like to know more please contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon on 01673 842759 or email email@example.com
Methodist Church for Middle Rasen & Faldingworth
Minister - Rev Anne Coates (01673 843362) firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDDLE RASEN METHODIST CHAPEL
The Churches in Middle Rasen are going to co-ordinate another collection of tinned and dry foods for the Market Rasen Salvation Army Food Bank, as we did at Christmas. If anyone would like to contribute to this by donating goods, the next collection will culminate on the weekend of 14th/15th April. Items may be taken to either of the Churches or handed to Church members.
On Saturday 14th April from 10.00am we are holding a Coffee Morning, with Bacon Baps available! The Church will also be open for the collection of tinned and dry foods for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Women's Own - Is held on Wednesday's at 2.30pm (no meeting on April 4th)
No Guild Meetings now until October.
Room Hire at the Methodist Church is via Anne Crawforth on 01673 842099
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Holy Rood, Market Rasen
Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323) www.holyroodcatholicchurch.org.uk
The Group includes St Thomas More, Caistor; Our Lady & St Joseph, Osgodby; and St Francis De Sales, Hainton.
New Life at Market Rasen
Christian worship at The Festival Hall, Market Rasen every Sunday at 10.30am Pastor Paul Hiley (01673 849941) www.marketrasennewlifechurch.co.uk
Salvation Army at Market Rasen
Worship every Sunday morning at 10.30 am
Charity shop open Mon to Sat from 9am to 12.30pm.
Territorial Envoy, Terence Carpenter, mobile 07948998507 or email email@example.com
Bookings - Cynthia Bunch (01673 844661). Keys Valerie Wright, 2 Naylors Drive, Middle Rasen
Charges £7.70 / hr or £6.20 concessions for Middle Rasen Groups and Christian Organisations.
Home Groups meeting for fellowship, friendship, bible study, discussion and prayer
Bible Study Wednesday Evenings 7.30pm on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month – 5 Mayfield Crescent, Middle Rasen (Rev'd David Post 01673 843388).
Christian Discussion Group with Supper at New Toft Monday Evenings term time at the social Centre in New Toft. programmme starts with a meal at 6.15 pm. Joint initiative with Methodists and open to all. Contact Steph Orr 01673 885573
Bell Ringers at Middle Rasen Parish Church - Monday Evenings at 7pm – Tower Captain – Stephanie Dodds
Mid Week Communion Services Every Week
Middle Rasen Parish 9.30am every Wednesday Morning.- Holy Communion and coffee at the Vicarage
Middle Rasen Children & Young People's Services & Groups
Sunday School at Middle Rasen Parish Church at 10.30am every Sunday morning except on 3 rd Sunday (Family Service) when we all worship together.
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, then known as the 'High Church', and St Paul was known as the 'Low Church', both required much repair work and, because only one church was needed for the community, the decision on which would be restored was decided 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
To read about the full historic detail within this church and its principal benefactors Drax Priory and Tuphome Abbey
Worship at Snarford
Although St Lawrence's Church at Snarford no longer has regular Sunday services, being now looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust, a service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer is normally held there during August. If you have never been to visit the church it is well worth a look, with its amazing life like monuments of the St Paul family dating from the 16 th Century. The church is always open.
St Peter & St Paul Group - Events and News
Open Churches Festival 2018
St Mary's, East Barkwith , is again taking part in the Open Churches Festival. The church is normally open during daylight hours, but it will be open with a display for the Festival from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 12th May, and from 11.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 13th May.
Light refreshments will be available.
There will be an organ recital by Keith Morgan from 3.00 - 3.30pm on Sunday 13th May
St Peter & St Paul's, Middle Rasen is also taking part in the Open Churches Festival on Saturday 12 th and Sunday 13 th May. We are celebrating 100 years since the end of WW1. We are on the look out for war memorabilia. If you have anything, which you could include in the exhibition over that weekend, please let a member of the Church know. There will be floral displays to look at and as usual, ploughmans lunches and other light refreshments will be available.
All Saints Church, Faldingworth will be open both days. The theme this year is “memories”, Cakes, plants, books and bric-a-brac will be on sale. Historic changes can be seen which reflect world events.
St Peter Church Friesthorpe will also open its doors. Visit this historic Church , learn it's stories, study the beautiful stained glass window depicting the story of the village men who lost their lives in WW1.
All Saints Church, Snelland is open from 10-4pm on both days. This beautiful Church contains beautiful carved stone mediaeval faces and a rare ‘lepers window'. More information is available on the West Lindsey Churches Festival website.
MAUNDY SOVER SUPPER
Join us at Middle Rasen Church Hall for the Maundy Thursday Passover supper, a traditional meal of shepherd's pie, with veg and other symbolic food and drink. A time for fellowship and reflection. 7pm Thursday 29th March. More information from Joyce Rhodes - 01673 842877.
MIDDLE RASEN Group SERVICES
MID WEEK SERVICES EVERY WEEK
Middle Rasen Parish Church 9.30am every Wednesday Morning BCP, HC or Morning Prayer
Rector - parish presently in interegnum
Anglican Churches in the Middle Rasen group
Middle Rasen - Joyce Rhodes (01673 842877) & Stephen Cartwright (01673 843388)
West Rasen - David Herring (01673 843212) & Christopher Atkin (01673 842572)
Faldingworth - Stephen Marshall (01673 885350) + Cynthia Bunch (01673 844661)
Newton - Irene Corrigan (01673 885420) + Ann Van Breukelen (01673 885631)
Friesthorpe - Sarah Kinsey (01673 885505)
East Barkwith - Richard Stamp (01673 858249) & Mary Jordan (01673 858395)
Sixhills - David & Polly Chamberlin (01673 838514)
South Willingham - Marcus Edmundson (01507 313623)
Hainton - Joyce Ward (01673 857163)
East Torrington - Maureen Turner (01673 857363)
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