Churches in and around Middle Rasen
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 !  St Peter and St Paul's (Church of England) Middle Rasen, The Methodist Church for Middle Rasen & Faldingworth 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)

Events and News
Wardens / Church Hall / Home Groups
A short history

Contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon for information on Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals etc.

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 rev.bryan@icloud.com

 

Methodist Church
(Middle Rasen & Faldingworth
)

Minister - Rev Anne Coates (01673 843362) annercoates1@gmail.com

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

MIDDLE RASEN METHODIST CHAPEL

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

Holy Rood
(Market Rasen)

Mass every Sunday at 11am

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
(Market Rasen)

Christian worship in Serpentine Street, Market Rasen every Sunday at 10.30am with Rhona Shepherd and the leadership team. (01673 849941) www.marketrasennewlifechurch.co.uk

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 terence.carpenter@salvationarmy.org.uk

 

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 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.

The CHURCH HALL
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

 

Advent Deanery Service

The Advent Deanery Service will take place this year on Sunday December 9 th at 6pm at St Peter and St Paul's Church Caistor. This is not Advent Sunday, but the Sunday following and will be held on the weekend of the launch of the Caistor Church Christmas Tree Festival. We hope as usual to form a Deanery Choir. Please come if you can with choir meeting at 4.30pm at the Church. 

The Archdeacon of Stow Ven Mark Steadman will preach at the service.

Information from West Wold Deanery Secretary Peter Thompson on thompsonjpeter@gmail.com

 

Christmas Wreaths in Church

We have decided this year to have a display of wreaths in the Church, instead of the usual Christmas Trees. We would be delighted if members of our Community got behind this venture and made us a wreath or two? Anything is acceptable, be as creative as you want! Get the Children involved too! The only thing we ask is that you bring your wreath along to the Church on the morning of Saturday 15 th December, for us to hang up!!! Hopefully, with your support, we will have a wonderful display for you all to come along and see!!

 

Christingle Service

On Sunday 24 th December at 4pm, we will be holding the popular Christingle Service in St Peter & St Paul's Church at 4pm. If you haven't been to one of these services, I highly recommend it - named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. With your help, Christingle services and the Children's Society raise vital funds to help children who are facing Christmas alone and are unable to cope. The Christingle celebration is an opportunity to bring our whole community together, to share the Christian story and to experience the joy and wonder of this well-loved Christmas tradition. 

 

Christmas Nativity

The Nativity this year will be held on Monday 24 th December – Christmas Eve – at 5.30pm. I would love it if lots of children come along and join in. I will need a couple of narrators and the usual ‘Nativity' characters. We will keep it as simple as possible with maybe one rehearsal. As all of you who have come along in the past will know, we have, for the last 14 years had a ‘real Baby Jesus!' This year, however, I don't know any ‘new' babies! If you can help me out either with ‘Baby Jesus' or your child would like to join in, please call me on 01673 842474 or come along to the Church Hall on Thursday 6 th December straight after school, to discuss the Nativity further, or just turn up in the hall at 5pm on Christmas eve and we will find your child a costume!

I look forward to seeing you all in Church on Christmas Eve and some of you on 6th December!

Report from Julia Weeks

 

Middle Rasen Community Carols

Join us at the Middle Rasen Communty Carol service, this year being held at St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church at 4pm. This is always a delightful service. Put it in your diaries!

 

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.

CHURCH WARDENS 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.

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

MIDDLE RASEN Group SERVICES

SUNDAY
28th October

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Holy Communion

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.45am

Morning Service

6.00pm

Evening Worship

Freisthorpe

9.am

Holy Comminion

Newton 3 pm Evening Prayer

SUNDAY
4th November

 

 

10.30am

Holy Communoion

Middle Rasen Parish Church

6.pm

Commeration of the Departed

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.45 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship
Faldingworth 10.00 am
Holy Communion

 

4.00 pm

Joint Memorial Service with Methodist

SUNDAY
11th November

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30 am

Rememberance Service

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.45 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship

 

 
Faldingworth

10.45 am

Rememberance Service

SUNDAY
18th November

 

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Holy Communoion

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.45 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship
Faldingworth 10.45 am
Holy Communion Remeberance Service

 

 

 

SUNDAY
25th November

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Holy Communoion

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.45 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship
Freisthorpe 9.00 am
Holy Communion
Newton

3.00 pm

Evening Prayer

SUNDAY
2nd December

 
Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Morning Prayer

Middle Rasen Methodist 10.45 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship
Faldingworth 10.00 am
Holy Communion
 

 

 

 

MID WEEK SERVICES EVERY WEEK

Middle Rasen Parish Church 9.30am every Wednesday Morning BCP, HC or Morning Prayer

BARKWITH GROUP MINISTRY TEAM & SERVICES
SUNDAY  
28th Oct 6 pm East Barkwith All Souls Service
4th November 10.00 South Willingham  Holy Communion
11th Nov East Barkwith 10am 10.45 at War Memorial
18th Nov Sixhills 10am Holy Communion
25th Nov Sixhills 10am 4th Sunday
2nd Dec 10.00 Sth Willingham  Morning Prayer
9 th Dec 10am  
16th Dec 10am  
23rd Dec 10am 4th Sunday
25th Dec 10.00  

BARKWITH GROUP MINISTRY TEAM

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

 

Church Wardens in Barkwith Grp

Anglican Churches in the Middle Rasen group

 

CHURCH WARDENS IN THE BARKWITH GROUP

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)

 

 

SUNDAY 18 th November

Middle Rasen Parish Church 10.30am Family Service

Middle Rasen Methodist 10.45 & 6pm Morning & Evening Worship

Faldingworth 6.00pm Evening Prayer

SUNDAY 25 th November

Middle Rasen Parish Church 10.30am Holy Communion

Middle Rasen Methodist 10.45 & 6pm Morning & Evening Worship

Friesthorpe 9.00am Holy Communion

Newton 3.00pm Evening Prayer

SUNDAY 2 nd December

Middle Rasen Parish Church 10.30am Morning Prayer

Middle Rasen Methodist 10.45 & 6pm Morning & Evening Worship

Faldingworth 10.00am Holy Communion

 



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