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 7 Parishes a few miles to the south east of Grantham in Lincolnshire. 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-
The 7 parishes are a united benefice. Group Services take place every month, on Patronal festivals and other special occasions. Traditionally, every Parish has at least one service each month. We have a choir which leads the singing at Group and special services. In 2010, there were 20 baptisms and 13 marriages/blessings across the Group. The preparation for such services is a major opportunity to grow mission.
In 2010 we ran a very successful ecumenical ALPHA Course. This has also developed good working relationships with other churches/denominations in Grantham. It is our intention to build on this with prayer ministry training. We also endeavour to run courses during Lent.
In common with the other rural parishes in our Deanery, most of the lay energy in our communities is provided by the “silver” generation. A hard core of worshippers supports traditional prayer-
Each village holds its own social events which are supported by the other parishes. Mid-
There are two schools in the Group: Ropsley Church of England Primary School (of which our Rector is an ex-
We can do much more to develop mission amongst families.
See Activities section for more information
Kaffe, Kager og Kunsthåndværk
(Coffee, cake and crafts – Danish style)
The antidote to creeping Christmas panic – a bit of Advent cheer!
2 pm – 4pm on Wednesdays 5th, 12th and 19th December
at The Rectory, 30 High Street, Ropsley.
Drop in for a tea or coffee, a piece of Danish cake and a relaxing chat. And (if you feel like it) try your hand at Danish Christmas hearts and stars to decorate your Christmas Tree.