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 !  St Peter and St Paul's (Church of England) Middle Rasen, The Methodist Church for Middle Rasen & Faldingworth, The New Life, Salvation Army and the Holy Rood (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 & Faldingworth

Services / Events

Minister - Rev Anne Coates (01673 843362)

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).

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


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

St Peter & St Paul's New Year Lunch

Join us to celebrate the New Year at our Lunch in Middle Rasen Church Hall on Sunday 27 th January at 12 noon. A roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings will be served with dessert to follow. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to join us, speak to a church member! Tickets cost £8.00


Loop & Sound System

April 2018 saw the culmination of 2 years of fundraising to meet the cost of a new Loop and Sound Distribution System in the St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Middle Rasen, installed by the very efficient and helpful Keystone Sound System Ltd. in July 2016. The cost of the system was £12,442, which the contractors agreed could be paid in 4 equal instalments between December 2016 and June 2018. Money was raised by contact with local charities such as the Ereemasonary Charity and the Middle Rasen Community Fund and by donations from 4 local corporate businesses. The Church Social Committee was also busy in organising coffee mornings, dinner parties, safari suppers, a BBQ and fete, harvest lunch, 2 concerts, a sponsored bike ride and even the sale of duck eggs. It was, however, the wonderful direct contributions from friends of the Church that contributed almost 50% of the total funds required. Gift Aid on these contributions raised just over £1,000, further evidence of the use of tax breaks and administrative efficiency. The Parish Church Council wishes to pass on their sincere thanks to the contractors, the finance Committee and to everyone that has contributed to the appeal; It is hoped that the new system will benefit present and future generations for many years to come.



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

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


The parish is currently in interregnum. Rural Dean:  Rev'd S. Johnson  01673 844770 For Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals please contact Associate Priest Revd David Post   01673  843388 or Lay Reader  Mary Jordan   01673  858395


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)


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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