|The Churches in and around Middle Rasen|
St Peter & St Paul, Middle Rasen
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)
Contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon for information on Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals etc.
Methodist Church for Middle Rasen & Faldingworth
Minister - Rev Anne Coates (01673 843362) email@example.com
Middle Rasen Methodist Church ... .are currently working to help "Tools with a Mission" which is a Christian charity enabling people to earn a living and support themselves and their families. MORE
Roman Catholic Church at Hainton & Market Rasen
Mass is held at Hainton RC Chapel every Saturday Evening at 5.30pm Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323) www.holyrood-rasen.org.uk
New Life at Market Rasen
Lively Christian worship at The Festival Hall, Market Rasen every Sunday at 10.30am Pastor Paul Hiley (01673 849941) www.marketrasennewlifechurch.co.uk
Salvation Army at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Home Groups meeting for fellowship, friendship, bible study, discussion and prayer
Wednesday Evenings 7.30pm on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month – 5 Mayfield Crescent, Middle Rasen (Rev'd David Post 01673 843388).
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.
Saturday Club at Middle Rasen Church Hall (5+age) usually 3 rd Sat in Month from 10 till 12 noon (Julia Weeks 01673 842474).
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.
ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL 'S CHURCH, MIDDLE RASEN
The church had a full programme of events over the open Churches festival weekend, 19th-21st May. The Annual Church Concert took place on the Friday evening and was enjoyed by a full church. The weekend had a "Weddings" theme, which was very evident from the music at the concert, very ably orchestrated by organist Andrew Sellars. The programme included the Church Choir who were well supported by local youngsters Alexander Riley and Esther Robinson who both sung beautifully and also by local singer Kate Whitney. There were also 2 sets of songs by long established local group " Harmony".
The interval buffet was up to the usual Middle Rasen Church standards and was enjoyed by all. Very much on the "weddings" theme and a lovely surprise on the evening was the announcement of the engagement of 2 members of our congregation and choir, Felicity Davies and Ted Brown. They were warmly congratulated by all and presented with cards, a cake and wine.
On the Saturday and Sunday, Middle Rasen Church was one of 45 churches to take part in the Eastern part of the West Lindsey Open Churches Festival. The wedding theme was magnificent. Many members of the congregation and friends contributed by supplying wedding dresses - some very old and some very new -together with hats, albums and memorabilia. Local shops and individuals provided manikins on which we hung 11 dresses and 19 others were on display in various parts of the Church. Local store 'Cooplands' very generously gave a replica wedding cake for display purposes and provided a delicious cake for visitors and helpers to sample and enjoy!
Over the weekend the Church entertained many visitors - over 300 in total - who came to see the wonderful 14th century architecture and heritage as well as the "weddings" exhibition; and also to sample the delicious Ploughman's lunches (over 60 were provided) and cakes and tea. We are very grateful to all the local businesses for their support, the organisers from the church congregation, the ladies who provided the beautiful themed floral displays, the social committee who provided and served all the food, the singers for their vocal contributions and to the public at large who visited to make a truly superb weekend.
The magnificent sum of nearly £ 800 was raised on the weekend. This will be added to the appeal fund for the Sound and Loop System.
Lincolnshire Churches Trust Ride and Stride
If you fancy cycling or walking around some of the beautiful historic Churches in Lincolnshire , why not join us for the annual sponsored event on Saturday September 9th. Last year a group of us (all ages) from Middle Rasen spent the day cycling on a very wet Saturday, I can't remember how many Churches we got round, but it was about 12! Despite the rain, we had a good day out and raised money for our Church and for the Lincolnshire Churches Trust (monies raised will be split between walkers / cyclists Church of choice and Lines Churches Trust!). This year we're doing it again. If you would like to join us, please do come along with your bike to Middle Rasen Church on Saturday September 9th at 10am. Cycle for whichever Church you wish to support, but it's more fun to do as a team! Sponsor forms are at the back of Middle Rasen Church . Everyone of any age and fitness level is welcome! The more, the merrier!
COACH TRIP WITH PICNIC AND EVENSONG
On Sunday 17th September, Middle Rasen Church social committee is arranging a coach trip to Tupholme Abbey, where we will have a 'Bring & Share 1 picnic and have a walk around the historic site, maybe even playing some 'garden games'. We are then going to head off to Heckington where we will join in 'Evensong' with our old friend Revd. Chris Harrington presiding! The coach is due to leave Middle Rasen Church Hall at 2.45pm. Evensong will be at 6pm, then home afterwards! The cost of the day out is £ 8 per head, with primary school age children being free! There is a list at the back of the Church to put your name on if you would like to come along! Everyone is welcome! Please bring along something to contribute towards the picnic.
MIDDLE RASEN SERVICES
MID WEEK SERVICES EVERY WEEK
Middle Rasen Parish Church 9.30am every Wednesday Morning BCP, HC or Morning Prayer
BARKWITH GROUP MINISTRY TEAM & SERVICES
Rector - parish presently in interegnum
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) + Cynthia Bunch (01673 844661)
Newton - Irene Corrigan (01673 885420) + Ann Van Breukelen (01673 885631)
Friesthorpe - Sarah Kinsey (01673 885505)
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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