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


St Peter & St Paul, Middle Rasen

Ministry Team

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)

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

For Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals etc. contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon (see below)

Are you aged between 11 and 111 years and interested in being Confirmed? If you would like to know more, please contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon on 01673 842759 or email



The Methodist Church
(Middle Rasen, Market Rasen & Glentham

Middle Rasen Services / Events

Minister - Rev Sarah Parkin (01472 851287) sarah.parkin@methodist

Room Hire at the Methodist Church via Anne Crawforth on 01673 842099


Holy Rood
(Market Rasen)

Holy Mass every Sunday at 11am

Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323)

The Group includes St Thomas More, Caistor; Our Lady & St Joseph, Osgodby;

and St Francis De Sales, Hainton (Holy Mass, 5pm Saturday)


New Life
(Market Rasen)

Christian worship at The Church Centre, Serpentine Street, Market Rasen every Sunday at 10.30am. Mid Week Groups for all ages with Rhona Shepherd and the leadership team. (01673 849941) or visit online. ... See also New Life News and the After School Groups

Salvation Army
(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


Home Groups
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 3 rd Sunday (Family Service) when we all worship together.

North Street, Middle Rasen

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.

St Peter & St Paul Group - Events and News


Lent Quiet Morning

Join us for a morning of Quiet Lent reflection on Tuesday 26 th March from 10am – 12 noon at Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel. Bring along a packed lunch and enjoy lunch together – we will provide tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome to what will be a lovely morning.

Bryan Dixon

Mid Week Communion Services

You may, or may not be aware, that each Wednesday morning in St Peter & St Paul's Church we have a quiet communion service, which is informal, short, with no hymns and some space for reflection and peace. We usually follow it with coffee at the rectory where we enjoy a good chat. From January 9th this service will start at 10am and not 9.30am. Please do feel free to come and join us as we are a friendly small group. If you would like more information or a visit from the Rector please ring him on 01673-842759.

Bryan Dixon

On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March, the Nottingham Lace Market Theatre is coming to Middle Rasen Church to perform the award winning play “Hannah and Hanna”, by John Retallack (Samuel French acting edition). The play itself is funny in parts and heart-warming. It is set against the backdrop of serious issues and prejudices. The play is of two women who address important issues through comedy, personal drama and the uniting power of music. It is a humorous account of how prejudice and bigotry can be overcome. Even though the two girls are from totally different backgrounds, they slowly and unexpectedly become friends.

Performances on both evenings will be at 7.00pm.

Tickets (Limited Availability) are available from Joyce Rhodes – 01673 842877 and Stephen Cartwright – 07811 388517 . The price is £8.50 to include canapés and a glass of fizz in the interval. Soft and alcoholic drinks will also be available to purchase.




Middle Rasen Methodist Guild

Join us at our Annual pantomime trip to the Louth Riverhead Theatre to see JACK and the BEANSTALK on Saturday 12 th January 2019, starting at 1pm. This is open to EVERYONE. Tickets are £12 plus the coach fare.

After the pantomime, the coach will go to the Leisure Centre where a meal can be purchased at your own cost. The coach leaves Middle Rasen Post Office at about 11.30am and will also pick up at Rasen Market Place at about 11.45am.

This is always a popular outing so book your tickets or get further details from Pat Fussey on 01673 842295 early to avoid disappointment.

Trevor Tripp




West Torrington St Mary (closed)


St Peter and St Paul's Church

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

The Barkwith Group

Services - Church Wardens - Ministry Team


All Saints Church, Faldingworth

We will be holding a Mothering Sunday Service at 10.00am on 31st March. Adults and children of all ages will be welcome to come along and join in. The service will be our thanksgiving to God for our hard-working mothers and will include various activities for everyone, with opportunities to sing, pray and listen. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be served at the end of the service.

If anyone is interested in joining a planning group / leading an activity, please contact Cynthia Bunch on 844661 or by email:


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)

Newton - Irene Corrigan (01673 885420) + Ann Van Breukelen (01673 885631)

Friesthorpe - Vacancy


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.



Market Rasen New Life Church

  After having been established in the town for over 30 years, Market Rasen New Life Church has moved all its Sunday worship and mid-week youth and community activities under one roof. “We are so grateful to have been in a position to purchase and refurbish the old Social Club on Serpentine Street”, commented Rhona Sheppard, one of the church leaders. “With a huge level of volunteer help as well as the work of local professional tradesmen, we were able to open the doors for our first worship service back in July 2018”, she added.  As well as regular meetings, the New Life Centre has already hosted a Summer Holiday Club for 60 children, a wedding for 150 guests, a Bright Lights Party for 90, two baptisms and recently helped the NHS out for one of their mobile units to operate from their car park. “The progress has been great so far,” commented Jane Bridger who also helps lead the church, “and we hope to be in a position to make the facilities more widely available to others in the community." Mike May who lives out in Binbrook and is the on the leadership team too said,  "It's been an inspiring start for a new chapter of church life and we see the New Life Centre as serving the villages around as well as the townsfolk. Watch this space!”   The church is very grateful for all the years of foundational work by Paul and Katy Hiley, who have now retired as church leaders and for all the goodwill from De Aston School, the Festival Hall, and The Hub for hire of rooms as well as for the liaison with other local churches for use of their rooms over the years.  On Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th March 2019 , a ‘ one year Anniversary Open Weekend' is planned and on May 18th & 19th , New Life Centre will be part of the West Lindsey Churches Festiva l & will be hosting a “Talking Pictures” exhibition as well as a “Sconeathon".  Everyone in the local community is very welcome to go along and see the transformation for themselves. By spring, it is hoped work on a new kitchen; the youth and community room and the Eden Cafe will have been completed. In the meantime, a warm welcome awaits people on any Sunday morning with coffee from 10am before services start at 10.30am.

After school groups for young people are on Wednesdays (Ignite for 7-11 years old) and Fridays (Blaze for 11-14s). A mid week Craft group runs on Wednesday evenings & a Men's Group on Thursday evenings. More information can be obtained from the Church Office: 01673 849941  

Stainer's Crucifixion – Conductor, Jeffrey Blewitt

Friday April 19th 7.30pm at St. Thomas Church, Market Rasen DETAILS

Scratch Choir ... How do you take part? The Rehearsal dates will be confirmed by the end of January. If you would like to take part, or need more information, contact Keith on or ring 07982 300764 Email to this site Home Page Gordon Jennings ©2019 DEFGH