Churches in and around Middle Rasen

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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)

Associate Priest - Rev'd David Post (01673 843388)

Lay Reader - Peter Cook (01673 843226)

Sunday Services / Mid Week / Sunday Reflections
Wardens / Church Hall / Home Groups
A short history of the Church in Middle Rasen

Safeguarding / Notices
/ Churchyards

Pew News

Open Churches

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


The Methodist Church
(Middle Rasen, Market Rasen & Glentham


Notices / Events /Message from Rev Heather

Minister - Rev Heather Wilson (01673 843362)

Senior Steward Brian Cook (01673 885374)

Social distancing will be in operation and it will be necessary at present to 'book' a place as we will be limited to congregation size. There will be no singing and face coverings must be worn. Booking information and any further details or changes to the regulations will be on the Notice Board outside the Church nearer the time.

Holy Rood
(Market Rasen)

Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323)

Mass times are 5.00pm on Saturday evenings, 9.20am and 11am on Sundays. There is also a mass in Caistor at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoons! Please sanitise your hands upon entry. 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)

Lively Christian worship at The Church Centre, Serpentine Street, Market Rasen every Sunday at 10.30am or via zoom (please check our website!) Worship is also available as a recording. Mid-week groups available on zoom / You Tube /

Rhona Shepherd and the leadership team. (01673 849941) or visit online.

Salvation Army
(Market Rasen)

Our Sunday Worship is at 10.30am. Facemasks and social distancing is encouraged, but there is room for common sense! The salvation army shop is open from Monday to Saturday 9am until 3.30pm. Any queries, please contact Territorial Envoy Terence Carpenter (07948 998507)\



North Street, Middle Rasen

Valerie Wright (01673 843661), Keys, 2 Naylors Drive, Middle Rasen

Bookings Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

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


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 10am 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 3rd Sunday (Family Service) when we all worship together.

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 >>.


All Saints Church, Faldingworth


Barkwith Group

Ministry Team & Church Wardens

St Michael's Newton

Update & News


Anglican Churches in the Middle Rasen group


Middle Rasen - Michael Robinson (07791 777572) & Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

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

Faldingworth - Stephen Marshall (01673 885350) & Ann Lillywhite  (01673 885829)

Friesthorpe - Janet Pitchforth (01673 885597) & Heather Moore (01673 880169)

Newton -

Rogation Sunday at West Rasen


West Torrington St Mary (closed)

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.



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