Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire
North Beltisloe Benefice
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.
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 the Weekly Diary below. In addition, Ingoldsby are starting a new venture at the end of January, 2019, called ‘Pause for Thought’. The details can be found on the ‘Prayers and Services’ page of this website.
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
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Between Christmas and now, we have been exploring some of the events that show that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, who had come to bring the love and teaching of God to the whole world. The last of these events goes back to eight days after the birth of Jesus, when, in accordance with the Law of Moses, Mary and Joseph brought their first-born son to the Temple, to make the appropriate sacrifice. In the Temple they met two elderly and very holy people, Anna and Simeon, who spoke out about how important this baby would be for the world.
‘A light for the Gentile (non-Jewish) nations, and the glory of the Jewish people.’