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Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

North Beltisloe Benefice

BOOTHBY PAGNELL


BRACEBY


HUMBY CHAPEL


INGOLDSBY


LENTON


OLD SOMERBY


ROPSLEY


SAPPERTON



The Parishes


Constitution

of the

North Beltisloe

Group of Parishes


Welcome to the North Beltisloe Group of Parishes



North Beltisloe is a group of seven Church of England parishes a few miles to the south east of Grantham in Lincolnshire. The group falls within the Diocese of Lincoln. The villages vary in size from 30 up to 750 inhabitants; the total population is just under 2000 but growing. Each parish has a much-loved and well-maintained Church. There are two pubs and three village halls, two of which have thriving social clubs with bars! There is a strong rural feel to all our communities.  


Growing mission


During 2019 the North Beltisloe Group of Parishes will be developing a new pattern of worship.  This will embrace a variety of ways to worship, from the well-loved services for Christmas, Easter, Harvest and Patronal Festivals, through to informal worship, which reflects the concerns of our world and of our society. Holy Communion will continue to have a place at the heart of our worshipping life, and the worship pattern will include a communion service at one of the churches in the Group on each Sunday and on major festivals.  Sunday morning services will be at a regular time of 10.00, and will follow a regular monthly pattern around the parishes.


However, prayer and worship are not only Sunday activities, and some people are unable to worship at weekends because of their work pattern or other commitments. An increasing number of our churches are open daily during the week, and offer a place to leave prayer requests and to light a candle. There is also a pattern of Morning and Evening Prayer around the Group, so you will find a weekday service somewhere in the Group of Parishes each day, except for Tuesday. Details of weekday services and other activities can be found in Anna’s Pew Sheet below


The churchwardens, ministry team and myself work to support the spiritual needs of our village communities, to the best of our ability.  If you have any concerns or queries, please be in touch. Our contact details are on the ‘Contacts’ page, or the page for a specific parish.


Yours in Christ


Anna

Parish Priest


We can do much more to develop mission amongst families.

















See details of news, events , services and meetings on

Anna’s Pew Sheet


SAFEGUARDING



The North Beltisloe Group of Parishes take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults seriously.



Most of the time at church we are like a big, happy, family.  However, even in very happy families, people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us.  We want to help everyone have good days all the time.  We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you.  We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you.  It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing.  We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help.  These people are good at safeguarding.  This means that they look after everyone’s safety.  Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are:

The Parish Priest – Anna Sorensen, 07793 544238/01476 586991 sorensenanna8@gmail.com

 The Parish Safeguarding Officer – Tony Clayton, 01476 585711 tony@tonyclayton.org.uk

If you wish to speak to someone outside the church, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team–

https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview

There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.  



Safeguarding Policy


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