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)

Verger & Lay Minister - Rosemary Walker (01673 842913)

Important Events and News

/ Wardens / Church Hall / Home Groups
A short history

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

Deanery Confirmation

St Peter & St Paul's Church arc hosting the Deanery Confirmation on 13th May at 4pm

Are you aged between 11 and 111 years old 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 Church are holding our Annual Summer Fayre on Saturday 14 th July at Musgrave Farm, Friesthorpe Rd, Buslingthorpe, by kind invitation of Brian and Janice Cook. Events begin at 6pm

There will be the usual stalls, games, a raffle, quiz, barbecue etc. Please come along and join in the fun, everyone is welcome!

No Guild Meetings now until October.

See "Tools with a Mission" a Christian charity enabling people to earn a living and support themselves and their families. READ MORE

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 at The Festival Hall, Market Rasen every Sunday at 10.30am Pastor Paul Hiley (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 and St Paul's a short history

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


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 & St Paul Group - Events and News

 

Middle Rasen Parish Church Annual Barbecue

On Sunday 1 st July, we are holding our annual barbecue and garden fete on the vicarage lawn, between 2- 4pm. There will be traditional games, a tombola, great food, a cake stall and raffle. We will close the fete with a songs of praise – let us know your favourite hymns! Come along and join in the fun! If the weather is unfavourable, the festivities will carry on in the Church Hall!

St Peter & St Paul's Church Open Weekend

This year the annual festival was held over the weekend of 12 th and 13 th May. The theme was chosen to celebrate 100 years since the end of World War1.

Our flower ladies kindly decorated the six church windows with beautiful flower displays aided by memorabilia loaned to us by congregation members and friends. A local village couple displayed a beautiful tree with knitted poppies hung on it, another Church friend showed some amazing military paperwork and newspaper articles from her fathers time fighting in the war. The children from children's church painted and displayed pretty poppies. The central church pillars were decorated with poppies and soldiers. Poems, stories, hymns and photographs all added to the atmosphere. Throughout the weekend we also enjoyed listening to music being played by both local and further afield organists.

During the weekend we had in excess of 133 visitors.Ploughman's lunches, tea, coffee and cakes were served all weekend, these as always proved very popular, some visitors even returning from previous years!

At the end of the church festival on the Sunday we hosted the Deanery Confirmation Service, attended by 188 people. A lovely, moving service led by Revd Bryan Dixon and The Right Revd Dr Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham. During the service 4 candidates were baptised and 15 were confirmed. The service was followed by a bring and share tea in the church hall and grounds. (Thankfully the weather was kind to us)

We are very grateful to all who helped, contributed, decorated and visited our church. Thank you.

 

MIDDLE RASEN Group SERVICES

SUNDAY
3rd June

 

Middle Rasen Parish Church

 

   

10.30am

Morning Prayer

Middle Rasen Methodist

 

   

10.45am

Morning Service

6pm
Evening Worship

Faldingworth

10.00 am

Holy Communion

SUNDAY
10th June

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Holy Communion

   

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.30 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship

Faldingworth

10.00am

All Age Worship

Friestthorpe

9.00am

Holy Communion

SUNDAY
17th June

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

All Age Worship

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.30am

Morning Service

6.00pm

Evening Worship

Faldingworth

6.00pm

Evening Prayer

     

SUNDAY
24th June

 

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Holy Communoion

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.30 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship
Friesthorpe 9.00 am
Holy Communion

Newton by Toft

3.00pm

Evening Prayer

SUNDAY
1st July

Faldingworth 10.00 am

Holy Communion

Middle Rasen Parish Church

10.30am

Morning Prayer

Middle Rasen Methodist

10.30 am
Morning Service

6pm

Evening Worship

SUNDAY
8th July

     

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  

3rd June

10.00 South Willingham

Morning Prayer
10th June

10.00 Sixhills

Holy Communion

17th June

10.00 EastBarkwith

Holy Communion

24th June 10.00 Hainton Fourth Sunday
1st July 10.00am SW Morning Prayer
10th July 10.00 SH  Holy Communion

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 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) + Cynthia Bunch (01673 844661)

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

Friesthorpe - Sarah Kinsey (01673 885505)

Friesthorpe Church would like to thank all those who put their ‘blue tokens' into our collection box as part of the Tesco Bags for Help scheme. We came third, which we expected, but are truly grateful to have been given the opportunity and to all of you who supported us.

Friesthorpe Church also took part in the open Churches weekend in May. Those who visited us were surprised and pleased to see “Leaving Home”, which was filmed here in the village in 2014, being shown against the Church wall. It remains a poignant reminder of the sacrifice given by our men who went to war in 1914.

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)

 

 



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