Churches in and around Middle Rasen

Church Events Notices @ Christmas Services & Daily Prayer Community Spirit Magazine Church Hall


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
Wardens / Church Hall / Home Groups
A short history of the Church in Middle Rasen

Safeguarding /
Reflections / Churchyards

News and Events ....... Pew News....... Daily Prayer

Christian Aid ~ Open Churches ~ Alpha Couse'22

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



The Methodist Church
(Middle Rasen, Market Rasen & Glentham


Notices / Events incl Ukraine Appeal /Message from Rev Heather

Minister - Rev Heather Wilson (01673 843362)

from 9th May contact Senior Steward – Brian Cook (01673 885374)

Booking information and any further details will be on the Notice Board outside the Church .

Many thanks to all those who supported our Ukraine Appeal collection through March. It enabled us to send £1069 to “All We Can”, who will use it to support those working to relieve suffering. “All We Can” is a Methodist Charity working with other charities to respond quickly to emergencies around the world. We are continuing with the appeal as more help will be needed for some time to come.


Holy Rood
(Market Rasen)

Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323)

Mass times are Tuesday to Thursdays at 10am at Holy Rood, Market Rasen, Friday at 6pm at Caistor, 5.00pm on Saturday evenings at Hainton, Sundays at 9.15am at Caistor and 11am at Holy Rood, Market Rasen. There is also a mass at Osgodby at 6pm on the 1st Sunday of the month. 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)\

SA's weekly programme and events (Market Rasen)


North Street, Middle Rasen

Bookings – Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

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


Home Groups (some are suspended)
for fellowship, friendship, bible study, discussion and prayer)

Bell Ringers at Middle Rasen Parish Church - Monday Evenings at 7pm – Tower Captain – Stephanie Dodds

Middle Rasen Parish Church welcomes children and our younger members at 10.30am every Sunday morning. The Church has a children's corner with some toys. This years Alpha course commences Tuesday 3rd May 7pm in the Church Hall.

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 >>.


Barkwith Group

Ministry Team & Church Wardens

Services & Lent

St Michael's Newton

Update & News

All Saints Church, Faldingworth



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)




Several Churches in our area opened their doors to visitors over the weekend of 7 th , 8 th May. St Peter & St Paul's of Middle Rasen was one of them, with its theme being “Queen Elizabeth, Service before Self”. The Church looked beautiful with its Royal memorabilia adorning the windows and bunting hanging around the walls. The Church saw a steady stream of visitors looking around the Church and enjoying delicious refreshments – over 65 ploughman's lunches were served and lots of tea, coffee and homemade cakes. The atmosphere was lovely, with quiet reflection and the gentle sound of chatter and laughter ringing out. For those lucky enough to be in Church at the time, beautiful recitals from one of our resident organists, Andrew, and a visiting organist were enjoyed. A wonderful profit of £596.44 was raised. Thank You to all those who contributed to the success of the weekend, whether by loaning us the ‘Royal memorabilia”, helping to decorate the Church, baking cakes, manning the Church or making and serving the lunches and refreshments. Also, a big thank you must go to all of you who visited our beautiful Church and so generously helped us raise such a wonderful sum of money. It was so lovely to feel such a sense of community and fellowship within our Church after such a difficult few years!